These are the handwritten notes in Neo-Latin that were found in the binding of the Loci Communes.  There are 43 pages of notes plus some fragments.  I will post pictures of all, a few at time, as my schedule permits.

Most of the pages were bound together, as if to form an ad hoc book cover, by holes punctured in the margin with strips of the same material as the pages (vellum?) inserted through the holes.  I kept the photos in the same sequence as the pages.  With most of the pages, you will note that I numbered the photos by writing a number on a sheet of notebook paper.  Fragments that I found loose in the binding, I did not number. 

I have tried to title each page or fragment for reference either with a sequential number as noted above or a quotation-- usually what appears to be a heading.


Each photo will have at least a title and sometimes notes on its subject matter based on translations of bits of the text using my very basic knowledge of Latin.

Each photo is a thumbnail.  Click on it for a larger view.

All were photographed, as were the pages of text, with a Kodak Easyshare C653 on a coffee table. 

Below some pages is a hyperlink leading to my notes about that particular page.
page 40
Page 40
page 38
Page 38
page 42
Page 42

At the beginning of the fourth line is "Luth."  Is this an abbreviation for "Luther"?
page 39
Page 39
page 43
Page 43

Notes
page 41
Page 41
page 37
Page 37

Notes
Page 36
Page 36
Page 35
Page 35

Note: "Misericordia in Deo"
page 34
Page 34
page 31
Page 31
page 32
Page 32
page 33
Page 33
page 30
Page 30

Notes
page 29
Page 29

page 28
Page 28

page 27
Page 27

page 26
Page 26

page 25
Page 25

page 24
Page 24

page 23
Page 23

page 22
Page 22

Notes

page 21
Page 21

Notes
page 20
Page 20

Page 18
Page 18

Page 17
Page 17

Notes
Page 16
Page 16

Notes
Page 15
Page 15


Notes
page 14
Page 14
page 13
Page 13

Notes
Page 12
Page 12

page 11
Page 11

page 10
Page 10

Notes
Page 9
Page 9

Notes
Page 8
Page 8

Notes
page 7
Page 7
Page 6
Page 6

Notes
Page 5
Page 5

Notes
Page 4
Page 4

Notes
Page 3
Page 3

Notes
Page 2 -- reverse of page 1
  Page 2

Notes

page 1 -- Institia e Poedentia
 Page 1

Notes 

page 19
Page 19

















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August 10, 2009.  Looking at these pages tonight a thought suddenly occurred to me:  is the handwriting and ink the same as in the note sitting in the bottom right margin of the title page of the first part and next to "Jenischen Deutschen TOMO"?  I cannot decipher the writing yet, but would he be the author of these manuscript pages?

October 17, 2009  Because the entries in these pages are numbered, I have been wondering these might be comments or thoughts on Luther's 95 theses.  I therefore looked them up in the Wikisource article on the 95 theses.   I cannot see a relation.  Perhaps someone else might.

October 20, 2009  The author of these notes used several abbreviations and characters that are unknown to me and maybe to others as well.  One of the more common and more mysterious is this:

unknown character 1



I refer to it simply as "unknown character 1".  It occurs on several pages, but is quite numerous on page 36.  It appears either doubled, as shown here, or as a single character. If you know what it stands for, please let me know.

Oct. 21, 2009  I have noted that the word "fides" appears numerous times in these pages, and I always assumed it meant "faith", but according to this article by California State University-Northridge the concept was much more complex than simple "faith".  Also discussed on that page is the definition of "virtus", which also appear numerous times in these pages and which does not have the same meaning as the English "virtue".

Nov. 14, 2009  I think the single version of "unknown character 1" noted above stands for per based on context in many instances and that it appears on page 13 before "fecta" which would make the whole word "perfecta".

Nov. 20, 2009 I think that the abbreviation "E." stands for "Ergo".