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'In this booke are transcribed all the ould Charters of the Towne of Cambridge...', Written in, or shortly before, 1610 by S. Spalding

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MS. Gough Camb. 4

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'In this booke are transcribed all the ould Charters of the Towne of Cambridge, by the appointment of John Wicksted gent. sometyme an allderman of the same towne, who gave it vnto me for my paynes in transcribeing the same in ... 1610. Samuell Spaldyng.' The documents which are partly University charters range from 1201 to 1548, and are written in a law hand.

At fol. 57 is 'The Regester of all the orders, statutes and ordennances ... for the ... gouernment of this towne ...', 1609 (-10?): at fol. 90 'A letter from his maiestie concerninge the New River', 13 Apr. 1609.

Dates

  • Written in, or shortly before, 1610 by S. Spalding

Extent

95 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Gough Camb. 4

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 17754

Custodial History

This belonged to F. Blomefield (see his bookplate) and T. Martin, as MSS. Gough Camb. 2-3; in the Martin sale catalogue it is no. 4527.

Related Materials

See MS. Gough Gen. Top. 37, art. 2.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 3/4 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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