Scattered Leaves Exhibit and Lectures
Scattered Leaves: The Otto Ege Medieval Manuscript Collection
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan
June 7-23, 2005
The Cleveland book collector Otto Ege put together fifty boxes, each
titled “50 Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts, Western
Europe XII – XVI Century,” of individual medieval manuscript
leaves in the early part of the 20th century and sold them throughout
North America and Europe. The Special Collections department of the
University of Saskatchewan library purchased box #25 in 1957 through
a donation of $750 from the local Walter Murray Chapter of the Imperial
Order of the Daughters of the Empire. The contents of the box would
now be worth several hundred times that amount.
There will also be a day of public lectures on Monday, June 13 for those interested in learning more about the manuscripts and their collector.