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State papers, etc. Papers of John Topham

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State papers, etc. Papers of John Topham
17th century-c.1800
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Paper; ff. iii + 131. Portfolio, half leather, dark green.
Scope and content
Papers written or owned by John Topham (1746-1803), FSA, Deputy Keeper of State Papers, 1781, Librarian of Lambeth Palace; 17th century - c. 1800. Contents list of 40 items (from Proc., 2nd ser., 2 (1861-4), 294-5), fol. ii. Contents include:- Lists of state papers and books (nos. 1, 2, 4); commission to Thomas Astle, senior, John Topham, and Thomas Astle, junior, to methodize, regulate and digest the state papers (no. 3), 16 July 1789; return by John Topham to the Committee of the House of Commons on Public Records in pursuance of the order of 27 Feb. 1800 conc. Lambeth Palace Library (no. 5); list of funeral certificates, 1619-47 (no. 26); papers conc. peerage claims, jurisdictions, miscellaneous notes and extracts. Pedigree of Hilton (Barons Hilton), fols. 102-3. Transcripts conc. sovereignty (not in the contents list), fols. 121-31.
Topham, John (1746-1803), antiquary
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