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Historical collections of John Lewis, 1728

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 313
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Historical collections of John Lewis, 1728, with lists of contents at pp. iv and v, including copies in his hand of;

  1. (pp. 19-185) Thomas Baily, Life and death of ... John Fisher (London, 1655)
  2. (pp. 213-58) the cartulary of the priory of Leeds, Kent, 1724 (Davis, no. 544)
  3. (pp. 292-510) Thomas Southouse, Monasticon Favershamiense (London, 1671) with additions by Lewis, intended (p. 346) for a new edition, with (p. 522) an original certificate of subscription to the Act of Uniformity given to John Ayling, vicar of Monkton, Kent, 1663.


  • Creation: 1728


541 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 313

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7495


Historical collections of John Lewis, 1728.

Biographical / Historical

John Lewis (1675-1747) was an English clergyman and antiquary.

Custodial History

A. Langford, 21 Dec. 1749 (John Lewis sale), lot 112 and 5 May 1760 (Joseph Ames sale), lot 152; Phillipps MS. [8904]; Sotheby's, 19 June 1893, lot 405.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Quaritch, cat. 674 (1950), 646.

Physical Facet

Half calf

Historical collections of John Lewis, 1728
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow.
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