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Sir Edward Walker. Papers and correspondence

Reference code
MSS/0455
Title
Sir Edward Walker. Papers and correspondence
Date
1649 - 1675
Level of description
series
Extent and format
ff. ii + 55 + 8 (contents list).
Large folio.
Half vellum binding, with marbled boards. Contents bound between blank interleaves.
Scope and content
Letters and papers of Sir Edward Walker, Garter 1645-77; mostly 1649-75, with some earlier and later papers (to 1698). Partly Latin. Consists of forty-two items, some in the hand of Sir Edward Walker, relating mainly to heraldic matters, including papers conc. the determination of Garter's rights, 1673 (fols. 7-13, etc.), Privy Council settlement of Garter's status, 1663 (fol. 34), grants of arms, supporters and augmentations. At fols. 1-2 an alphabet of arms, Alvarde-Mundy (of London, Mayor), with annotation 'Alphabett of Armes L. 2' (i.e. College of Arms MS L. 2); endorsed 'collected 1663'. Original letter (fol. 29) from Col. John Butler of Exeter to Richard Hornbrook of London, 1663, conc. his grant, with papers relating to his services and descent, fols. 24-6, 29-33. Earlier material includes an autograph note (fol. 42v) by Thomas, Earl of Arundel, 4 July 1637, relating to the augmentation of arms of Michael Pompe, Ambassador, of Belgium, fols. 41-2v. With notes on the contents by Charles Trice Martin, FSA (eight leaves). See also MSS/0354.
Creator
Neve, Peter Le (1661-1729), herald and antiquary
Walker, Edward (1612-1677), Knight, Garter King of Arms
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/455
Archival history
From the Crisp collection (note on the pastedown). Bookplate of Ralph Griffin, FSA, fol. i.