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Proclamations. Catalogue slips

Reference code
MSS/0799
Title
Proclamations. Catalogue slips
Date
after 1852
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
Oblong octavo slips. Unbound papers in a red box.
Scope and content
Two small collections of index slips relating to the catalogue of SA collection of proclamations to be compiled by Robert Lemon, junior, FSA (d. 1867). The project was authorised in June 1852 (Library Committee Minutes, 26 June 1852).

As follows:-

(1) Series of slips arranged chronologically, 1315-1838. References are mostly to British Museum (Library) MSS, particularly Harley MS 442, printed sources, and (a few) to MSS/0116;-

(2) Slips arranged in folders by subjects, e.g. books, price of victuals, defective titles, fairs. References mostly to printed sources, particularly Rymer's Foedera, but include Harleian MSS. Robert Lemon's catalogue of SA collection of printed broadsides was published in 1866; his calendar of proclamations, in six parts, now bound in two volumes, is in SAL (Cab.Lib.E).
Creator
Lemon, Robert (1800-1867), archivist
Previous reference number(s)
MS 799
Archival history
Incorporated from SA records.