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Monumental brasses. Papers of the Rev. Henry Eardley Field

Reference code
Monumental brasses. Papers of the Rev. Henry Eardley Field
19th century - c 1950
Level of description
Extent and format
Sixteen volumes. Folio and quarto. Cloth, mostly beige (XI black, spine repaired).
Scope and content
Notes and descriptions of monumental brasses by the Rev. Henry Eardley Field (1858-1955); prefaces dated 1931-50, but compiled earlier. Sixteen volumes arranged by county:- I. Beds.;- II. Cambs.;- III. Derbs.;- IV. Durham;- V, parts 1-3. Essex;- VI. Hants.;- VII. Herts.;- VIII. Kent;- IX. Supplementary notes on Lancs. and Cheshire; Lincs.;- X. London and Middlx.;- XI. Norf. and Suff.;- XII. Notts.;- XIII. Oxon.;- XIV. Salop. Contents include some reproductions of brasses and printed extracts. Dated prefaces for each county giving sources and comments. Indexes of brasses under parishes for each county; indexes of arms in Vols.I and XIV. The compiler published, with John P.Briscoe, Monumental Brasses of Nottinghamshire (1904). Obituary in The Times (21 Oct.1955).
Field, Henry Eardley (1858-1955), clergyman and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 875
Archival history
The collection was presented by the compiler to the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society and transferred to SA in 1982 and 1990.