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Records relating to St Paul's cathedral

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Records relating to St Paul's cathedral
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Extent and format
ff. v + 38.
Half leather binding, brown, with marbled boards. Bookplate of William Hayman Cummings (son of Edward Manly Cummings, a later virger of St Paul's), fol. ii. List of virgers, fol. v.
Scope and content
Mostly in the hand of Richard Gould (d. 1798), Dean's virger; mostly 1766-97. Consists mainly of records kept by Richard Gould as virger (from 1760), entered by him mainly in chronological order, but some later records are given at the front of the volume (fols. 1-8v). Includes:- Elections and installments of bishops and deans, dinners, convocation, burials (including Sir Joshua Reynolds, 3 March 1792, fols. 6-7v, 34-5v), fees, survey of the fabric of the choir, taken 6 May 1766 (fol. 23r, v). Some transcripts relate to earlier events, e.g. the procession on the visit of James I to St Paul's, 26 March 1620 (fol. 12), Thanksgiving, 31 Dec. 1706 (fol. 12v) and installments, etc., 1723-58 (fols. 16v-19v).
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