Anonymous Vita Cuthberti
Composition: c.700, Lindisfarne.
Description: Prose Life of St Cuthbert in four books, compiled by an anonymous monk of Lindisfarne.
Manuscripts: Listed in Two Lives of St Cuthbert, ed. B. Colgrave (Cambridge, 1940), pp. 17–20.
Edition: Vitae sancti Cuthberti anonymae, in Two Lives of St Cuthbert, ed. B. Colgrave (Cambridge, 1940), pp. 60–139.
Bede, Vita Cuthberti
Composition: before 721, Wearmouth-Jarrow.
Description: Prose Vita Cuthberti in forty-six chapters by Bede, based on significant revisions of anonymous Vita Cuthberti.
Manuscripts: Listed in Two Lives of St Cuthbert, ed. B. Colgrave (Cambridge, 1940), pp. 20–42.
Edition: Vita sancti Cuthberti auctore Beda, in Two Lives of St Cuthbert, ed. B. Colgrave (Cambridge, 1940), pp. 142–307.
Miscellaneous lists: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 183
Composition: Wessex, before 934.
Description: Copies of Bede's prose Vita Cuthberti (fols. 2r–56r); records of Cuthbert's miracles extracted from Bede's Historia ecclesiastica (fols. 56r–58r); a number of lists, giving the names of popes, English bishops, English kings and some genealogies of English kings (fols. 59r–67r); notes on the ages of the world and the dimensions of Britain etc. (fols. 67r–70r); Bede's verse Vita Cuthberti (fols. 70r–92v) and a mass and office of St Cuthbert (fols. 92v–96v).
Manuscript: Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 183.
Edition: Lists unedited.
Composition: Southern England (Wessex?) late ninth–early tenth centuries; to Chester-le-Street c.970 and revisions by individuals including Prior Aldred to c.990s including some made while in Wessex.
Description: Liturgical and teaching texts, including Cuthbert homilies, notes on the abbreviation, spelling and English translations of legal terms (fols. 85r–86r); lists of ancient titles and officials with English gloss (86v–87r); lists of ecclesiastical ranks with English gloss (87r); interpretations and etymologies of sacred names with English gloss (87v); names of the burial places of apostles with English translations (88r); alphabet poem of words beginning with each letter, also with English gloss (88v).
Manuscript: Durham, Dean and Chapter Library MS A.iv.19.
Edition: The Durham Ritual, ed. T. J. Brown, Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile 16 (Copenhagen, 1969); Durham Collectar, ed. A. Corrêa, Henry Bradshaw Society no. 107 (London, 1992); and sections edited and translated in: K. L. Jolly, The Community of St Cuthbert in the Late Tenth Century: The Chester-le-Street Additions to Durham Cathedral Library A.iv.19 (Columbus, 2012).