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Founders and benefactors book of Tewkesbury abbey

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MS. Top. Glouc. d. 2

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Founders and benefactors book of Tewkesbury abbey, in Latin, on vellum, containing:
  1. (fols. 8-40) chronicle of the abbey's founders and benefactors, with coloured portraits;
  2. (fols. 2-5, 42v-45v) extracts from a narrative cartulary of the abbey, partly in imitation 13th-cent. script.
Described by C. H. B. Hudson in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 33 (1910), 60-6. P├Ącht & Alexander iii, no. 1177.

Dates

  • early 16th century

Extent

49 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Glouc. d. 2, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Top. Glouc. d. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17975

Abstract

Founders and benefactors book of Tewkesbury abbey, in Latin, on vellum, early 16th century.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

Made for Joannes E[wis]ham (erased inscription on fol. iv); owned by Sir Edward Grevell of Milcote (d. 1559); given by Robert Spencer, Lord Spencer (1570-1627) to Mary Fane, Baroness Ie Despencer; booklabel of John Fane, 17th Earl of Westmorland, 1857.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by C. H. B. Hudson, 1938.

Physical Facet

19th-century brown morocco
Title
Founders and benefactors book of Tewkesbury abbey
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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