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Miscellaneous. Four manuscripts

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Miscellaneous. Four manuscripts
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 7, i + 13, iii + 76, i + 6.
Scope and content
Four manuscripts (separately foliated), bound together:-

(1) Autograph MS of Finn Magnusen (fols. 1-3v) of the Prospectus for Scriptores Septentrionales, with (fols. 4-7) two printed copies, 1822. fols. 1-7;-

(2) Copies of inscriptions made by state prisoners on the walls of the dungeons in the castle of Loches, including some possibly by Philippe de Commines (imprisoned there, 1436). Copied by Dr George Bitton Jermyn (fol. i). With facsimile copies and colour wash drawings of inscriptions, and wall decoration (some dated 1842, 1843). fols. 1-13;-

(3) Extracts from the Gesta Consulum Andegavorum from the French translation by the Abbé de Marolles (cf. fol. iii) of the Chronicles of the Counts of Anjou (fols. 1-70). Transcribed from MSS in the possession of Louis Lesourd of Loches (who obtained his copies from Mons. de la Saussaire of Blois) by Dr Jermyn in 1843 (his note, fol. iii). At fols. 73-6 a transcript of a fragment of the history of Anjou by Fulk IV (Rechin), Count of Anjou, also from MSS of Louis Lesourd. fols. 1-76;-

(4) Letter, with three drawings, from A. M. de Cardonnel Lawson conc. discoveries of Roman remains (coffins, skeletons, pottery, etc.) in the precinct called St Catherine's Hermitage, Bath, formerly the property of Philip Thicknesse (fols. 1-3v). At fol. 4 a reversed impression from a copper plate (obtained through Philip Thicknesse, cf. fol. 3) said to be an Oriental inscription but containing many Greek and Roman characters. With a letter (fols. 5-6v) from Professor Alexander Nicoll, Bodleian Library, 8 Apr. 1821, to (Sir) Walter Calverley Trevelyan, giving his opinion on the script. fols. 1-6.
Jermyn, George Bitton (1789-1857), Anglican clergyman and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 319