Thomas E. Marston Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library
Thomas Marston (1904-84) was for many years Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Yale University. He was also an ardent collector of manuscripts and gave many of them to Yale. Below is a list of the Marston manuscripts with a link to their current description if it is known. Because Marston gave books to Yale throughout his tenure, many of the books he donated are not part of the Marston shelflist collection. He also sold and donated some of his manuscripts and so there are Marson MS numbers that were never or are no longer (in the case of returned manuscripts) in the collection.
Marston's manuscrips have been throughly catalogued by Barbara Shailor in her Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, Volume III: Marston Manuscripts. Binghamton, NY: Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, 1992. If you have additional information about Marston manuscripts, particularly those whose locations are presently unknown,we would appreciate hearing from you.