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A Report on the Mines Royal at Keswick (and Coniston), written in the last quarter of the 17th century (?)

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A Report on the Mines Royal at Keswick (and Coniston), by George Bowes and Francis Needham, apparently made in about 1600, preceded by the instructions issued to them by the Society of Adventurers in the mines, and followed (fol. 19) by 'Sundry expiriments' or empirical receipts for smelting and assaying copper, which are in part not before 1667 (fol. 29).

At fol. Iv are also the instructions from the Company to Daniel Hechstetter for a similar report, dated July 30, 1616.

Dates

  • written in the last quarter of the 17th century (?)

Extent

35 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Lister 17

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. 25245.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 3/4 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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