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Pedigree and genealogical notes

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Pedigree and genealogical notes
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Extent and format
ff. vi + 36 (partly paginated).
Vellum binding, with marbled edges; pen drawing of Akerman's device on the front cover. Akerman's bookplate, fol. i, and signature, 1837, fol. v. Letter of George Richard Corner, FSA, to Akerman, 1856, fols. iii-iv verso. Illegible signature, Cambridge, fol. ii.
Scope and content
Pedigrees and genealogical notes mostly relating to Akerman's family. Pedigrees include Akerman (pp. 5, 7), Yonge (fol. 19) and miscellaneous, e.g. Shakespeare, Goethe and Cowper. At fols. 20-32 'Notices of the Family of Akerman', consisting of extracts from PCC wills, etc., and transcripts of letters from Joseph Burtt, 22 March 1849, Dr Joseph Hunter, 1844, and Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1851 (fols. 27-9v), relating to Akerman's family. Reprint from the Gent. Mag., Nov. 1865, of Akerman's letter, 10 Oct. 1865, relating to the source of the Thames, with further details of the lawsuit v. Guy Clinton (cf. AKE/02).
Akerman, John Yonge (1806-1873), numismatist and antiquary
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