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Inventories and valuations of the Crown jewels

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Inventories and valuations of the Crown jewels
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Paper; ff. 22.
Bound with MSS/0107. Label from the former paper cover laid down on fol. 1, with a note that 'Charles Digby Esq' had been written on the original cover.
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'Duplicate of the Jewell Houses in the Tower' (fol. 1). Original copy of the inventories and valuations of the Crown jewels, etc., made in 1649. Containing:- 'A True Inventorie and Appraismt of all the Plate now being in the Lower Jewell House of the Tower in the Custodie of Mr Carew Mildmay made and taken 13th Aug: 1649', fols. 4-5v, followed by an inventory of plate and jewels in the Upper Jewel House in the custody of Sir Henry Mildmay, fols. 6-17, note of plate in Whitehall Jewel House, fol. 17, inventories of part of the Regalia 'now' removed from Westminster to the Tower Jewel House, fols. 17v-18, of regalia in Westminster Abbey, fol. 18v, and of items in Somerset House Closet, received from gentlemen, fols. 18v-19. Note, fol. 16v, that the crowns (cf. fol. 14r, v) had been broken and defaced by order of Parliament, since the inventory was taken. Valuations throughout. Signatures of A. Mildmay and others, with traces of seals, fol. 19. Published in Archaeologia, 15 (1806), 271-90; Walpole Society, 43 (1972). See also Archaeologia, 86 (1937), 84-5; ibid., 97 (1959), 213-23.
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