Item MS073 - Collection of lives English and foreign

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Collection of lives English and foreign

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  • 1674 (Creation)

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1 bound manuscript, 427 p.

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The book is a series of different manuscripts, gathered together into one volume. The compiler has numbered all the pages and included an overall index. The pages come from various sources causing repeats of individuals and in a few places incomplete entries.

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Manuscript was once in the library of the Earl of Egmont, d. 1748. A previous owner or examiner of the manuscript, Thomas Fitzroy Fenwick, successor to the Phillips Library, has postulated that part of the manuscript may be in the hand of Francis Thynne, the herald. Date of acquisition or later provenance are not known.


Manuscript contains two indexes, English lives and foreign lives.
English lives index
pp. 1-28 Royalty, mostly. (after 1682)
pp. 29-48 various
pp. 49-79 foreign leaders, including South America
pp. 81-156
pp. 166-266 military men (after 1635)
pp. 267-270 John Lilburne (after 1657)
pp. 271-274 painters (incomplete)
pp. 275-313 French lives, written 1695 or later
pp. 314-322 Foreign kings (1632)
pp. 323-424 various
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p. 313 - watermark of a shield, Arms of London, with dagger in upper left quadrant.
p. 373 - watermark of crest, Arms of Amsterdam; crown; lions
p. 389 - watermark of initials "FJ" or "FD"

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