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The XII. worshipfull Companies, or Misteries of London, written in A.D. 1605 by W. Smith

MS. Top. Gen. e. 29
Held at the Weston Library

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'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


77 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


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.

Custodial History

'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).

Physical Facet

On paper, with coloured arms


8 3/4 × 7 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom