Laurence, prior of Durham 1149-54, is depicted as a scribe in a contemporary manuscripts of his own works, still preserved in Durham. He is shown steadying his page with a knife held in his left hand

Durham, University Library. Ms. Cosin V. III. 1. f. 22v. After Christopher De Hamel, Medieval Craftsmen. Scribes and Illuminators (London: British Museum Press, 1992), pic. 29, p. 37.