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Transcripts of documents relating to Kirkstall Abbey

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Transcripts of documents relating to Kirkstall Abbey
before 1725
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Extent and format
Paper; two series of paginations, pp. 39, 44.
Front cover extant, brown paper. Signature of Frederick Royston Fairbank, MS, FSA (d.1913), on the front cover.
Scope and content
Transcripts by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725) of charters and other material relating to the history of Kirkstall Abbey, Yorks. The present manuscript is part of no. 23 of the MSS in Thoresby's Museum (see R. Thoresby, Ducatus Leodiensis (2nd ed., 1816, with notes and additions by T. D. Whitaker), I, catalogue of MSS p. 74). The opening pages (pp. 1-22) are apparently transcribed from Bodl. Lib., MS Laud misc. 722, fols. 129-38 (see Thoresby Soc. Publications, 4 (1895), 169-208). Part is also printed in Dugdale, Monasticon Angl., V (1825), 530-52, as are several of the charters. The charter transcripts were made by Thoresby from the originals and contain imitations of signatures and a few drawings of seals. Thoresby's manuscripts were sold by auction in 1764 after the death of his son; see Thoresby Soc. Publications, 21 (1912), xii-xiii. For sources on Kirkstall Abbey see also Thoresby Soc. Publications, 43 (1952) (Kirkstall Abbey Chronicles).
Thoresby, Ralph (1658-1725), antiquary and topographer
Previous reference number(s)
MS 755