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'Schardanus Riders' (also Cardanus Rider, pseudonym for Richard Saunders) Riders 1667. Brittish Merlin: Bedeckt with many delightful varieties and useful verities ... , printed for the Stationers' Company, 1667, with manuscript accounts kept by Thomas Harris, of the Close, Salisbury

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Vet. A3 f.2094

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Printed almanack, annotated throughout with accounts by Thomas Harris, of the Cathedral Close, Salisbury (1643-1679). Many of the notes relate to expenditure and receipts on behalf of various families connected with the bishopric of Salisbury, and relatives of Thomas Harris. There are many references to Bishop Alexander Hyde and the kinsmen of former bishops Tounson, Duppa and Henchman. There is a note of expenses in hiring a coach to Clarendon House, the home of Edward Hyde 1st Earl of Clarendon, cousin of Bishop Alexander Hyde, opposite the printed calendar entry for March. A payment of £134-15-0 to one 'Mr Vanheusen for the hangings att the Pallace' is recorded in March, presumably a reference to the Bishop of Salisbury's palace.

Dates

  • 1667

Extent

1.0 volume

Language of Materials

English

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Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

Vet. A3 f.2094

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9838

Overview

'Schardanus Riders' (also Cardanus Rider, pseudonym for Richard Saunders) Riders 1667. Brittish Merlin: Bedeckt with many delightful varieties and useful verities ... , printed for the Stationers' Company, 1667, with manuscript accounts kept by Thomas Harris, of the Close, Salisbury

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Harris of Salisbury Close (1643-1679) has been identified as the author of the manuscript notes in the volume. The author refers to 'Unkle Tounson' and to four cousins: Robert Hyde, Thomas Henchman, Henry Parker and Cooke. 'Cos. Robert Hyde' was the son of Alexander Hyde (1598-1667), bishop of Salisbury 1665-1667, who was married to Mary Tounson (or Townson), a daughter of Robert Tounson (1575-1621), bishop of Salisbury 1620-1621, grandfather of Thomas Harris through his mother, Gertrude Tounson. Alexander was also a cousin of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. 'Cos.Henry Parker' was sir Henry Parker, 2nd Bart. (1640-1713) who married Margaret Hyde, daughter of Alexander Hyde. ' Cos. Thom[as] Henchman' was the son of Humphrey Henchman (1592-1675), bishop of Salisbury 1660-1663, who was married to Ellen, another daughter of Robert Tounson; 'Cos. Cooke' was Thomas Cooke, who married a daughter of Humphrey Henchman. Thomas Harris appends his own name to the accounts written on the page opposite the printed calendar for November. He was the great grandfather of James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury.

Custodial History

Owned by James Harris (1746-1820), 1st Earl of Malmesbury (see binding).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by Rare Books out of the Gordon Duff Fund.

Physical Facet

Binding: 19th century straight-grain brilliant red morroco with the arms of James Harris, Earl of Malmesbury stamped in blind on upper and lower boards.
Title
'Schardanus Riders' (also Cardanus Rider, pseudonym for Richard Saunders) with manuscript accounts kept by Thomas Harris, 1667
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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