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Bhāgavata Purāṇa [Bhagavata Purana]

  • MS128
  • Item
  • [17-?]-[18-?]

The manuscript consists of twelve cantos (skandhas). Text on highly burnished paper is in india ink with illustrations and miniatures in gouache with gold pigment; borders in gold leaf. The text is preceded by twenty-five miniatures. There are forty-eight miniatures interspersed with the text which is lavishly illustrated. Sacred texts in rolled manuscript form were first created in eighteenth-century Kashmir. In the nineteenth century these manuscripts were created in northern India, particularly in Alwar and Jaipur. It is more likely that this manuscript is nineteenth rather than eighteenth century.

The manuscript is housed in a cylindrical silver container. The initials S.B. below the image of griffin are engraved on the lid. Family legend holds that the initials are those of an officer who saved the life of the Nawab Wazir of Oudh and was presented with the manuscript as a token of gratitude. During a hunting expedition the Nawab had been attacked by a tiger.

Fortifications, warfare, navigation and architecture manuscript collection

  • MS133
  • Coleção
  • [17--]

Nouveau sistème de fortification. [17-?] -- 192 p.

Proposal of a new system of fortification containing several new advantages that may be made of sluices in the fortifying and defending places that are situated on rivers or near the sea as likewise a solution to the first question proposed to the learned in 1708 viz how to make mines or furnaces (fourneaux) each of which you may fire as often as you please without bursting them, & these to be made in such a manner as not to be liable to be flooded ... as likewise a new method of attacking ... more expedite and less bloody than those practised in the last wars. [17-?-]. -- 10 p. -- Partial translation of preceding manuscript. -- Drawing : pen and ink.

Notes extraites d'un memoire sur Maestricht. -- [17-?]. -- 2 p.

Nouvelle construction d'ecluses pur le menagement des eaux, ou maniere d'etablir la navigation dans les plaines des pays ou les eaux sonts rares. -- [17-?]. -- 6 p. -- Methode generale pour tracer sure le papier, ou sur le terrain le trait magistral ... -- 2 p. Nouvelle construction d'ecluses pour empecher l'entree de l'eau sallee d'un havre, dans celle d'un canal, ou riviere navigable ... 7 p. -- These three manuscripts are all written on the same gathering of paper. Premier exemple de l'usage d'un seul reservoir. -- 2 p. This manuscript is loose in the gathering. Drawing : pencil sketch. -- Drawing: pen and ink.

Description par letres de renvoy des principales parties ... des bastions. [17-?] -- 21 p. -- Drawing : pencil sketch.

Discours sur quelques sujets d'architecture. -- [17-?]. -- 14 p.

Untitled fragments. -- [17-?]. -- 34 p. -- Drawing : pen and ink.

Megillah. Book of Esther scroll

  • MS129
  • Item
  • [17-?]-[18-?]

The scroll is written on tanned animal hide, likely deerskin, mounted on a wooden handle. Script appears to be of Sephardic origin and thus its original provenance is likely to be western North Africa.

London Tea Merchant's Ledger

  • MS104
  • Item
  • 1715-1720

The ledger lists customers and their orders for tea, coffee, chocolate, tobacco (usu. snuff), and other goods. An index at the beginning references pages. Inscribed on the spine is T.T. Leidger B 1715. This is repeated on the front cover, but appears to say TI instead of TT.

Bill of sale [Kauff-Brief.]

  • MS130
  • Item
  • 3 June 1716

Item consists of a bill of sale [Kauff-Brief] by Andreas Roessner, burgess and basketmaker at Kelheim [Kerbelmacher zu Kelhaimb] in Bavaria, and Maria his wife. The other party to the sale is named Christopher [Nachhilter?], burgess and soap-boiler [Saiffensieder] at Kelheim. The bill ends with the date 3 June 1716. Afterward there is an authorizing signature by Johann Albrecht Notthaft von Weissentein, who acquired the lands of Affecking, now part of the city of Kelheim, through marriage. Notthaft died on 9 August 1727 at the age of 79.

The bill is an unbound manuscript written in ink, now faded to light brown, executed on a single sheet of laid paper in folio format. The paper bears a stamp in black ink, 3 cm in diameter, reading “(VI) Kreizer-Papier,” a paper manufacture which dates to about the end of the seventeenth century. It also bears a watermark of a fleur-de-lis. Beside the signature of Notthaft, there is a black wax seal, 2 cm in diameter, depicting a coat-of-arms surmounted by a crown with the letters “HANFVW” [ie Hans Albrecht Notthaft, Freiherr von Weissenstein?]. The bill has been folded numerous times and bears the title “Kauff Brief” with comments and the date 3 June 1716 on the outer fold. The language appears to be mainly High German with some dialectic peculiarities.

Roessner, Andreas and Maria

Knights of Malta - Primo trattato del commun tesoro dell'ordine militare de Sant' Giovanni Battista Gerosolomitano, appellato inappresso di Rodi hoggidi detto di Malta. Opera prima de questa materia del Venerando Prior Caravita. Tomo V

  • MS034
  • Item
  • 1719

Translation of title: The First Treaty of the Sacred Treasury of the Military Order of Saint John the Baptist of Jerusalem, hereafter named of Rhodes, today named of Malta. The first work on this matter of the Reverend Prior Caravita. 5th volume.

Eighteenth Century Newsletters collection

  • MS139
  • Coleção
  • 1719-1720

This collection of newsletters was written in London by John Farr and his son John Farr Junior between 25 June 1719 and 10 September 1720. They were sent periodically to Francis Thistlethwayte in Winterslow, Wiltshire. The number sent varies from five to fourteen per month. The content includes: military and naval affairs, especially the war with Spain; foreign news from Europe, Jamaica, Newfoundland, and the Americas; news from Scotland and Ireland; commerce and shipping movements; natural disasters such as earthquakes; criminal affairs, spies, murders and arrests; deaths and the funeral of Joseph Addison; legal reports, stock reports and quotations, South Sea Bubble, politics and Parliamentary affairs.

The most likely Francis Thistlethwayte to be a recipient of the newsletters was born in 1658 and attended New College Oxford. The date of his death is uncertain but his father, Alexander (1636-1715) was long-lived. John Farr signed one newsletter dated 12 December 1719. There is a note on the verso of the 17 December 1719 newsletter by John Farr Junior.

Farr, John

Knights of Malta - Secundo trattato del commun tesoro dell'ordine militare de Sant' Giovanni Battista Gerosolomitano, inappresso di Rodi apellato hoggidi detto di Malta. Opera seconda de qusta materia del Venerando Prior Caravita. Tomo VI

  • MS035
  • Item
  • 1719

Translation of title: The Second Treaty of the Sacred Treasury of the Military Order of Saint John the Baptist of Jerusalem, hereafter named of Rhodes, today named of Malta. The second work on this matter of the Reverend Prior Caravita. 6th volume.

Recueill de divers pieces

  • MS100
  • Item
  • ca. 1725-1825

This item consists of three manuscripts bound into one volume. Stamped on spine: Recueil de diver pieces.

Genaelogy and Lineage Chart of the Lords of Gera [Genealogia und Stammen-Tafel der Herren von Gera]

  • MS115
  • Item
  • [1727]-[after 1755]

Item comprises a manuscript codex, bound but without covers, completed by a single unidentified scribe sometime after 1755. It contains selections concerning the lords of Gera copied from Johann Georg Adam von Hoheneck’s printed books on the genealogy of Austrian lords, with scribal additions from an unknown source.

The first and largest portion of the copied text replicates title page and ff. 139-148 of Johann Georg Adam, Freiherr von Hoheneck, The Laudable Lords, Noble Houses of the Arch-Duchy of Austria on the Enns, as Prelates, Lordships, Knights and Cities, or, Genealogical and Historical Description ... First Volume [Die Löbliche Herren Herren-Stände Deß Ertz-Hertzogthumb Oesterreich ob der Enns Als Prälaten, Herren, Ritter, und Städte, oder, Genealog- und Historische Beschreibung ... Erster Theil ...] (Passau: Gabriel Mangold, 1727). This portion appears in the manuscript [1r-11v] under the title “Genealogy and Lineage Chart of the Lords of Gera from the Time They Came into this Land” [“Genealogia und Stammen-Tafel Der Herren von Gera von der Zeit, Sie in die es Land kommen”].

The second portion comes from the addenda printed in the same book, the first volume of Die Löbliche Herren Herren Stände, on f. 695. It appears in the manuscript [12r] under the title “Additions and Correction” [“Addenda et Corrigenda”].

The third and final portion derives from f. 15 of Johann Georg Adam, Freiherr von Hoheneck, Supplement or Addendum to the First Part of the Genealogical and Historical Description ... continued until the End of 1732 [Supplementum oder Anhang, zu dem ersten Theill, der Genealog- und Historischen Beschreibung ... continuirt bis Ende 1732] (Passau: Gabriel Mangold, 1733). It appears in the manuscript [12v-13v] under this title, sub-titled “Gera.” At least one addition from a source other than Hoheneck has been made by the scribe in this section, as the last entry mentions the death of Johann Ernst von Gera in 1755, the year after Hoheneck's own death.

The remaining leaves [14r-20v] are blank.

The manuscript is inscribed on laid paper, bearing two separate watermarks, “MI” and a floral motif, and has been arranged in folio format and bound with string. There are no covers. The pages bear folio numbers taken from the printed originals on the recto of each leaf. With full colour painted illustration of the coat-of-arms of Gera [2r]. The text is written in High German. The manuscript bears a title page which replicates the title page of the first volume of Hoheneck’s principal book, suggesting that there was no original intention to append the text from the supplemental volume. This is, however, contradicted by the fact that the ink and penmanship are consistent throughout, suggesting that the whole manuscript was accomplished together at one time.

Hoheneck, Johann Georg Adam, Freiherr von

George Arnet manuscript

  • MS001
  • Item
  • 1732-1742

The fonds consists of a bound manuscript containing a sermon Arnet preached titled "A sermon, preach'd at Wakefield, at the visitation held there, by the Reverend Mr. Hayter, Archdeacon of York June, 30, 1732". The pages are numbered [1], 2-56. It is bound together with a letter to Philip Fruchard by Arnet, 12 July 1742, 2 p., introducing the sermon and making note of their friendship. Mr. Fruchard was a London merchant.

Arnet, George

Works of Voltaire manuscript

  • MS028
  • Item
  • 1736

Fair copy by an unknown hand of Voltaire's poem transcribed from a manuscript in the library of Prince Eugene of Savoy. The volume contains manuscripts of: Epitre a Uranie (8 p.); Le fameux livre des trois imposteurs traduit du latin en françois; Dissertation sur Le livre des trois imposteurs (28 p.); and, Le fameux livre des trois imposteurs traduit du latin en françois. All three manuscripts are bound into one volume. There is no agreement on the authorship of Les trois imposteurs.

Extrait des ouvrages des meilleurs auteurs français manuscript

  • MS027
  • Item
  • 17--

Extrait des ouvrages des meilleurs auteurs français [Extract from the works of the best French authors]. Passages from the following authors are included: François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, Pierre Corneille, Jean de La Fontaine, Claude-Joseph Dorat, Stanislas de Boufflers, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, Nicolas Chamfort, Jean Racine, and Voltaire.

There is an advertisement for a paper maker in Paris pasted into the front cover of the book.

The latest date in the manuscript is a work of Voltaire's from 1747, so it is assumed to have been written in the later half of the 18th Century. The identity of the copyist is unknown.

Naval flags and signals

  • MS046
  • Item
  • [c.1775]

An illustrated guide to naval flags, indicating their meaning and where they should be placed on the ship. The inclusion of Vice-Admiral Anson's night signals, but lack of Captain Sir Home Popham's words and phrases, suggests that the manuscript was written between 1747-1799, though it is possible that it dates from prior to 1747 and Anson's signals were added at a later date.

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