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Sir Henry Slingsby. Diary [copy]

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Sir Henry Slingsby. Diary [copy]
18th century [copy]; mainly 1638-1648 [original]
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + pp. 151. Folio. Reversed calf, blind-stamped.
Scope and content
Copy of the diary of Sir Henry Slingsby of Scriven (1602-58), royalist, covering events preceding and during the Civil Wars, mainly 1638-48 (pp. 150-1 refer to cultivation of his gardens, 1649); early 18th-century copy. The diary was edited selectively by Sir Walter Scott (1806); a fuller version was edited by D. Parsons (1836). The Parsons edition was based on a copy (the 'Scriven' MS) made by Sir Savile Slingsby in 1714-15 from the original diary (location unknown). The present copy is later than the Scriven MS and differs from it in some passages (see notes by A. W. G. Lowther, FSA, inserted at pp. 48-9, 88-9).
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