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Northumberland household book

Reference code
MSS/0762
Title
Northumberland household book
Date
Before 1800
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 71. Quarto. Marbled boards. 'Sep 3 Cost £3. 0. 0', fol. i.
Scope and content
An abbreviated and slightly edited transcript made by Lady Danvers (probably Mary, widow of Sir John Danvers, 2nd Bt., d. 1796, who herself died before 1800) from the edition by Bishop Percy, The Regulations and Establishment of the Houshold of Henry Algernon Percy, the fifth Earl of Northumberland (1770); before 1800. Annotated on the flyleaf, fol. ii, 'this was wrote by Lady Davers when she was between eighty & ninety years old, witness her daughter Mary Davers'. The 1770 edition was a small impression made from the original MS in the possession of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland for presentation to their friends (copy presented to SA, 21 May 1772; Minute Book XII, p. 421). See also the reprint (1905), with additional notes by J. E. Percy.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/762