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'A Breuiate touching the order and gouernment of a noblemans house'

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'A Breuiate touching the order and gouernment of a noblemans house'
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 50.
Green cloth spine, with marbled boards. Bookplate of Arthur, 5th Earl of Donegall (Marquess, 1791; d. 1799). See the Franks Collection of Book Plates s.v. Chichester (E. R. J. Gambier Howe, Catalogue, I (1903), 202); Sir A. P. Bruce, History of the Chichester Family (1872), 65-6.
Scope and content
A description of the duties of the officers from the steward to menial servants, fols. 1-18v, followed by tables of provisions in season with sample menus for each month, Jan.-Dec. 1605, fols. 19-31; other tables of provisions, cuts of meat, and a sample week's consumption of provisions, 6-11 Oct. 1605, fols. 31v-4. At fols. 36-46v, instructions to stewards and other officers regarding outside work, tree felling, charcoal making, etc., arranged by months, dated 1606 (fol. 46v). List of directions 'Concerninge my lo: estate by Mr ffrauncis Ploydon', fols. 47v-9. Exemplary lists of workmen (designated A, B, etc.) making billets in 'Kingscleere Loades', 1, 8 Oct. 1608, giving number of loads and prices, fol. 50.
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Archival history
Read to SA by Sir Joseph Banks, 27 March, 15 May 1800. Minute Book XXVIII, pp. 59-68, 73-7, 84-91, 94-101, 104-12. Mostly published in Archaeologia, 13 (1800), 315-89.