The "Index of Middle English Verse" (1947) by Charleton Brown and Russell Hope Robbins with its Supplement (1965) by Robbins and John C. Cutler, remains an indispensible aid to Middle English studies; but its compilers did not supply an index to the manuscripts cited. This is an attempt to fill that gap. In this index each manuscript is listed under its present location, and followed by the IMEV numbers of its citations. Where these are corrected or superceded in the Supplement they are given only in the final form. Additional copies of the items and recently discovered verses have not been added; but manuscripts known to have been moved or whose locations have been newly identified are cross-referenced to their former designations, and wrong or incomplete entries have been corrected. Where a reference system has been changed since IMEV and the Supplement were published, both forms are given.
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division