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Notebook

Reference code
AKE/03
Title
Notebook
Date
mid 19th century
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff. v + 46. Octavo.
Cloth binding, black. Akerman's signature, Somerset House, fol. i.
Scope and content
Notebook containing notes and extracts by Akerman from classical and other bibliographic sources, MSS, inscriptions, etc. arranged (fols. 1-25) alphabetically under subject headings including distaffs, human sacrifice, mason marks, runes, etc. From fol. 26 the notes are in miscellaneous order, including Tun and Town, burial ceremonies of the Esquimaux, further notes on runes, Carlton and Charlton. Includes drawings, pen or pen and colour wash, e.g. of Gallo-Roman drinking cups (fol. 7), Anglo-Saxon jewellery (fols. 16v-17), pottery (fols. 45v-6). Contains some SA business, e.g. lists of presentation copies, number of Antiquarians dining on Anniversary days, 1835-53, fol. 45.
Creator
Akerman, John Yonge (1806-1873), numismatist and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/734