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Copy of a heraldic manuscript

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Copy of a heraldic manuscript
c. 1926-34
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. i + 154.
Red spine, with black cloth.
Scope and content
Copy by Lambarde of a manuscript, c. 1606, 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.
Lambarde, Francis Fane (1868-1948), Major General, antiquary
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Archival history
Presented by Frederick William Cock, MD, FSA, 1937 (fol. i).