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Irish arms

Reference code
Irish arms
18th century
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. vii + 136.
Leather binding, light brown, blind-tooled; lettered 'No. III' on the spine. Small engraved impression of a crest (a bee volant) over the initials 'WG', fol. vii. Printed label, dated 29 Sept. 1886, of Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster, fol. i; his signature, fol. iii.
Scope and content
Scrapbook containing mainly Irish arms probably compiled by an Irish herald; 18th century, with some earlier material. A very miscellaneous collection including cuttings from published engravings; grants of arms by William Hawkins, Ulster 1698 (1701, 1713, fols. 46,91v), William Hawkins, Ulster 1765 (1769, fol. 77v), Richard Carney, Athlone (1679, fol. 92) and Ulster (1684, fol. 78); grant by John Campbell-Hooke, Lyon King of Arms (Edinburgh, 12 Feb. 1773, fols. 93v-4v); a few cuttings of foreign arms (eg. engraved arms of Salomon Wagenaer of Leiden, 1665, fol. 85v); pulls from plate (eg. fol. 81); pedigrees of John Dromgold, gentleman of the chamber of the Count of Clermont, 1753 (fol. 118v) and Cornelius Nicholas O'Murphy, 1764 (fols. 120v-1). Contents lists and indexes, fols. iv-vi, 1-17, 124v-36. Pen sketches, part of a figure, and an animal's head, fol. 11v.
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