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Howard Household Books. ‘The Boke off dayly percellis…’

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Howard Household Books. ‘The Boke off dayly percellis…’
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. x + 217.
Leather binding, brown. Former vellum covers, fols. i, x. Binding fragments, fols. ii-ix, include further domestic accounts (see Collier, ii-iii, who suggested that some were in Howard's hand).
Scope and content
'The Boke off dayly percellis.. and also Rekenyngis for the goying into Skotlande’. (fol. i). Contents:-

(1) Records conc. the expedition to Scotland, 1481, including a list of ships and gentlemen attending Lord Howard (fols. 3-5v), his indenture for service with Edw. IV, 23 Feb. 1481 (fol. 7), and agreements with subsidiary commanders (fols. 8-14), matters conc. wages, victuals, equipment, etc. Collier, 3-94. fols. 1-77v;-

(2) Household accounts, etc., of Lord Howard after his return from Scotland, and of Lady Howard during his absence, mostly 17 Aug. 1481-14 Oct. 1482. Collier, 94-238. fols. 77v-160;-

(3) Further records relating to the Scottish expedition including the agreement between Edw. IV and Howard conc. his service at sea, 6 July 1481 (fol. 213v; Collier, 274); details of clothing (fols. 214-15; Collier, 275-6), and a list of books in French (fol. 217v; Collier, 277). fols. 161v-217v.
Howard, John (c 1430-1485), 1st Duke of Norfolk
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