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Lambarde Collection

Reference code
LAM/008
Title
Lambarde Collection
Date
c.1606
Level of description
series
Extent and format
ff. i + 154.
Folio.
Red spine, with black cloth. Presented by Frederick William Cock, MD, FSA, 1937 (fol. i).
Scope and content
Copy by Lambarde of a manuscript. Owned by Major William Gurdon of Colchester (and formerly by John Gurdon of Assington Hall, Suff.; see note by Lambarde, 1926, fol. i), containing blazons of arms of sovereigns and peers from Brutus to William Cavendish (created 1st Baron Cavendish, 4 May 1605). Arms tricked in the margins. Many copies known (e.g. MSS/0347, MSS/0348). The original of the present transcript was probably made for Sir William Waldegrave of Bures (cf. fol. 9). Insertions include notes on a MS containing Latin poems.
Creator
Lambarde, Francis Fane (1868-1948), Major General, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/736/8