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Hatton-Dugdale Facsimiles

Reference code
Hatton-Dugdale Facsimiles
c. 1638-40, with 20th-century additions.
Level of description
Extent and format
Vellum (and paper). 9 + volumes.
Large quarto and (index) quarto.
Bound, on acquisition, in full leather, brown, and (index) cloth, brown.
Scope and content
Facsimile copies of twenty-six medieval and sixteenth-century rolls made for Sir Christopher Hatton (1st Baron Hatton of Kirby 1643) under the direction of (Sir) William Dugdale, probably by the arms painter William Sedgwick. Sir Christopher Hatton with Sir Edward Dering, Sir Thomas Shirley and Dugdale formed an antiquarian society called 'Antiquitas rediviva', 1 May 1638, to collect and record the evidences of armory and antiquities. Dugdale and Sedgwick's Book of Monuments (BL Add. MS 71474) and Book of Seals (Northants. Record Office Finch-Hatton MS 170) and the present facsimiles of rolls are the chief surviving works of this association. See Aspilogia, I (1950), xxi-v.

Received by SA as a series of unbound vellum sheets and now bound in nine volumes. Painted arms. Much of the text is written in archaic hands often as a facsimile of the sources. Contemporary pencil headings often note the ownership of the rolls at the time of copying; pencilled letters (lacking A, T, X, Y, AA) at the head of most rolls may indicate their intended order.

Further MSS from the series of facsimiles are Northants. Record Office, Finch-Hatton MS 17, and BL Add. MS 37340 (parts of Writhe's Garter Book; Aspilogia, I (1950), 124); Cambridge, Fitzwilliam MS 273 (Thomas Jenyns' Book; Aspilogia, I (1950), 75).

With contents lists, interleafed notes and four volumes of indexes by Mill Stephenson, FSA. The contents of MSS/0664 are listed in Aspilogia, I (1950), 131 Index. Four volumes (ff. 121, 172, 166, ii + 114) by Mill Stephenson, FSA, containing notes of contents, with transcripts of blazons, and indexes for the unpublished rolls:- Vol. I. Rolls 1-11;- Vol. II. Rolls 12-16;- Vol. III. Rolls 17-25;- Vol. IV. Roll 26.
Stephenson, Mill (1857-1937), expert on monumental brasses, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
Archival history
Purchased for SA from the Croft Lyons Fund by Ralph Griffin, Sec SA, from Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, 1933 (Aspilogia, I (1950), xxiii-xxiv; Council Minutes, 22 Feb. 1933).