The XII. worshipfull Companies, or Misteries of London, written in A.D. 1605 by W. Smith
'The XII. worshipfull Companies, or Misteries of London. With the Armes of all them that have bin L. Mayors ... Also most part of the Sheriffes, and Aldermen. An° 1605.' The arms of the companies and officers are in colours, and a short account is given of each officer, and three short poems at fol. 65. There are indexes at fols. 2, 66. The Epistle dedicatory to the rt. hon. Sir Thomas Low, then lord mayor, is dated July 24, 1605, and signed 'Wm Smith, Rouge dragon.'.
- Creation: written in A.D. 1605 by W. Smith
Language of Materials
MS. Top. Gen. e. 29
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. V, no. 25534.
'B. Longmate, 1795': owned also by T. Willement (T. Moule's Bivlio-theca Heraldica, 1822, p. 104).
Lot 1821 in the Gough Nichols sale, 1874.
Gough Nichols coll. vol. no. 25 (from 1874 to about 1884).
On paper, with coloured arms
8 3/4 × 7 1/8 in.