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Kentish antiquities. Letters, notes and drawings relating to items found in Kent

Reference code
MSS/0723
Title
Kentish antiquities. Letters, notes and drawings relating to items found in Kent
Date
1763-1860
Level of description
sub-fonds
Extent and format
Paper; prelims + ff. 96 (mounts). Quarto. Cloth, green
Scope and content
Letters, notes and drawings conc. objects found in Kentish barrows, and other antiquities mainly relating to Kent, mounted as a collection; 1763-1860. Includes Faussett and Douglas material. Main contents:- (1) Letters to, and notes and sketches by, the Rev. Bryan Faussett, FSA (1720-76), of Heppington, near Canterbury, 1763-76. fols. 1-9;- (2) Letters to and notes by the latter's son, Henry Godfrey Faussett, 1794-1801. fols. 10-18;- (3) Drawings, pencil, ink and wash, chiefly of antiquities in Bryan Faussett's collection, by H. G. Faussett, partly relating to the former's Inventorium Sepulchrale (published by Charles Roach Smith (1856); an extra-illustrated copy is in SAL). fols. 19-43;- (4) Letters, etc., from the Rev. James Douglas, FSA, mainly conc. the publication of Douglas's Nenia Britannica (1793), with prospectus, fol. 44, but including references to Flemish paintings, 1781-94. Published in Ronald Jessup, Man of Many Talents. An Informal Biography of James Douglas 1753-1819 (1975), 182-229. fols. 44-78;- (5) Letters and notes by William Boys, antiquary of Sandwich, 1773, n.d. fols. 79-86;- (6) Note and letter on the discovery of stone coffins in Canterbury Cathedral, 1787. fols. 87-8;- (7) Two letters from Thomas Wright, FSA, to Frederick William Fairholt, FSA, n.d., 1854. fols. 89-90;- (8) Miscellaneous notes including discoveries of antiquities at Canterbury and near Naples. fols. 91-6. The original documents are preceded by a typed list of contents and note on provenance by R. F. Jessup, 1952, an index, and detailed abstract of the contents. Exhibited by Jessup, 15 Jan. 1953 (A.J., 33 (1953), 149).
Creator
Godfrey-Faussett family, formerly of Heppington
Faussett, Bryan (1720-1776), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/723
MS 723