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Miscellaneous collections, partly in Thomas Habington's hand

Reference code
MSS/0145
Title
Miscellaneous collections, partly in Thomas Habington's hand
Date
17th century
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff: v + 397. Folio. Reversed leather, blind-tooled (as MSS/144). Bookplate of the Rev. Charles Lyttelton, fol. iii; his contents note, fol. iv.

Note by Peter Prattinton that he had transcribed the volume between 10 Aug.-12 Oct. 1819, fol. ii verso, and notes on contents by him, fol. v, distinguishing transcripts and autographs.
Scope and content
Amphlett, I (1895), 24. As follows:-

(1) A history of the see and bishops of Worcester. Mostly written by a copyist, the end and some notes by Habington. Printed by Amphlett, II (1899), 323-408. fols. 1-103v;-

(2) Discourse on the ancient nobility of Worcestershire by Habington, with other drafts relating to the nobility. At fol. 118r, v, Habington's address to the nobility (Amphlett, I (1895), 32-4). Partly Habington's autograph. fols. 104-31;-

(3) Fair transcript of much of (2). fols. 132-202;-

(4) Epitaphs, pedigrees, notes on nobility, gentry, heraldry, fols. 204-308v;-

(5) Disordered drafts and notes on Worcestershire antiquities, mostly by Habington, including a note on the hundred of Doddington, fol. 309 (Amphlett, II (1899), 409); Habington's table of contents and address to the gentry (Amphlett, I (1895), 27-32, 34-5), fols. 311-16v, 332; arms in Worcester cathedral, fols. 379-92v (Amphlett, II (1899), 428-63).

Also included (fol. 337v) an original letter of Habington's son, the poet William Habington, to his mother (after 1630; Amphlett, I (1895), 18). fols. 309-97.
Creator
Habington, Thomas (1560-1647), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/145