Peter (Pierre) of Chartres
Peter (Pierre) Of Chartres a French ecclesiastic who flourished in the first half of the 10th century, died about 1039. The authors of the Histoire Litteraire de la France attribute to him several works. We mention only Manuale Ecclesiasticum, Manuale de Mysteriis Eoclesiae, and Speculunm Ecclesie. This last treatise, which offers us curious details upon the origin or meaning of liturgical usages, is unpublished; but we indicate three manuscript copies in the Imperial Library of Saint-Victor, under the numbers 513, 724, 923. Number 923 has one chapter more than the other two. Jean Garet, canon of Louvain, Gesner, Possevin, and after them the authors of the Histoire Litteraire, designate also among the works of our chancellor a Paraphrase of the Psalms, likewise unpublished. There is, finally, in the library of Molht-Saint-Michel, Glossae in Job, secundum Petrum, cancellarium Carnuteisem. See Gesner, Bibl. Universalis, page 669; Possevin, Apparatus, 2:246; Hist. Litt. de la France, 7:341. — Hoefer, Nouv, Biog. Generale, 40:184.