Account of the Poet Caedmon
Scope and Contents
Photographs of an original manuscript by Beda Venerabilis. The item is an extract from Bede's "Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum" (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) which gives an account of the poet Caedmon. The account gives a list of the subjects treated by Caedmon, relates the story of his miraculous rise to fame, praises the poet's virtue and the power of his verse to promote virtue in others, and concludes with a description of his saintly death. The original manuscript resides at Oxford University.
- Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735 (Person)
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Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Account of the Poet Caedmon must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Anglo-Saxon theologian, historian, and chronologist.
Language of Materials
Donated by Thelma deJong in 1979.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Thelma deJong; 1979.
Ethnic and minority history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.IV, 2007).
- Register of Account of the Poet Caedmon
- Patsy Shin Hernandez
- 2010 August 18
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.