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Notes on Johannes Schmidl on Jacobus Horcziczky de Tepenec

This, the latest item in the corpus of evidence, concerns the earliest known owner of the manuscript, Jacobus Horcziczky de Tepenec, also called Sinapius.

Johannes Schmidl published his Historia Societatis Jesu Provinciae Bohemiae in 1754 but was presumably using material from archives. He is interested in Horcziczky purely as a benefactor of the Jesuit order. His account is a near hagiography but the bare facts need not be untrue. There is no mention of the manuscript in what he writes, nor should we expect one as it had been gathering dust in Rome for a hundred years.

It is noteworthy that Horcziczky left his goods to the Prague Jesuits. If the bequest included the manuscript, why did they not recognise it when Barschius showed it to them again?

'Afterwards known as Sinapius': horcice is Czech for mustard, sinapis is the Latin.

'By Regrom' (a Regrom): 'from Regrom' is possible but Jan Hurych tells me there is no such placename.