I’ve mentioned before that the term “Bodmer Papyri” can be a little misleading, both because the ancient collection that scholars call the “Bodmer Papyri” includes some items that are not kept at the Fondation Martin Bodmer in Geneva and because many of the items that are at the Fondation in Geneva do not come from this find. Several other institutions hold pieces that are believed to come from this same ancient collection. The most important of these locations is the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. Although Chester Beatty is more well known to scholars of early Christianity for his acquisition of the “Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri” in the early 1930s, Beatty continued to buy manuscripts from Egypt into the 1950s, and some of the items he purchased in the mid-1950s belong to the same ancient collection as the “Bodmer Papyri.” The Chester Beatty Library has recently (quietly) put online a large selection of images of manuscripts from their collection, including some of these “Bodmer” pieces. The Beatty holdings of “Bodmer Papyri” include the following:
Portions of a leaf of from the codex containing P.Bodmer 20 + P.Bodmer 9, a papyrus book containing the Apology of Phileas and Psalms 33 and 34 (this particular fragment comes from a leaf containing part of P.Bodmer 20, the Apology of Phileas, Beatty Ac. 2555, LDAB 220465):
A substantial portion of the codex known as P.Bodmer 21, a papyrus book containing the book of Joshua (and parts of other works) in Coptic. The Beatty holdings include the leather cover of the book and also a very nicely preserved bifolium with binding threads and stays in place (Beatty Ac. 1389, LDAB 108537):
Other pieces in the Beatty Library are not held at all in the Fondation Martin Bodmer in Geneva but are nonetheless widely believed to have been a part of the same ancient collection of “Bodmer Papyri.” These pieces include (at least):
A mostly blank codex whose inscribed pages include a Greek and Latin lexicon of Paul’s letters with a series of Greek conjugations. The Beatty Library also has the leather cover for this codex (Ac. 1499, LDAB 3030):
A number of other manuscripts in the Beatty collection are sometimes claimed as a part of the ancient “Bodmer Papyri” collection, but I have serious doubts about these arguments. For a full discussion, see my chapter on the Bodmer Papyri in God’s Library.