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Henry Spelman. Transcript of 'Archaismus Graphicus'

Reference code
MSS/0066
Title
Henry Spelman. Transcript of 'Archaismus Graphicus'
Date
late 17th century
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff. v + 38. Octavo. Reversed calf; lettering pieces on the back covers bear the name of John Thorpe (John Thorpe, senior, of Rochester; d. 1750).
Scope and content
Transcripts of 'Archaismus Graphicus' by Henry Spelman (1564-1641), a compendium, made for his sons in 1606 (cf. MSS/0065, fol.19), of abbreviations, contractions, and other scribal practices found in early manuscripts.
Transcript made by Dr Robert Plot (1640-96). This version differs slightly from Twysden’s (MSS/0065) in the wording of the main text, in the prefatory matter, and in added annotations. Twysden borrowed the original MS (now Bodl.Lib., MS Rawl.B.462) from Spelman (MSS/0065, fol.19).
Creator
Plot, Robert (1640-1696), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 65, 66
Archival history
Formerly owned by G.Burman (inscription, fol.1). John Burman was stepson to Robert Plot. Thorpe owned a house and land, Nettlested, in Stockbury, Kent, which had previously belonged to the family of Robert Plot.

Inscriptions laid down on the front pastedown are in the hand of John Thorpe, senior. Dr Richard Massey, FSA, exhibited a manuscript of Spelman's work, 13 Oct.1725 (Minute Book I, p.172).
Language
Mainly Latin.
Related units of description
MSS/0065 is a related transcript of the same work.