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Heraldry. Armorial of Somerset families

Reference code
MSS/1004
Title
Heraldry. Armorial of Somerset families
Date
18th century
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper. Quarto. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards. Bookplate of Ralph S. Allen on front pastedown.
Scope and content
Armorial of Somerset families, arranged in three sections relating to nobility, baronets and gentry. Painted coats on rectos and identifications on facing versos. Similar to and possibly in the same hand as the Somerset armorial by James Harris, herald painter at Bath, 1770, in the collections of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society (deposited in Somerset Record Office, reference DD/SAS, FA 19); see A. W. Vivian-Neal, 'An Eighteenth century Armory of Somerset', Proc. Som. Arch. & Nat. Hist. Soc., 85 (1939), 134-50. With correspondence and notes of Col. I. C. Byrne, 1969, relating to differences between the present MS and that in SRO.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/1004
Archival history
Acquired by Col. I.C.Byrne from a secondhand bookshop and presented by him to the Heraldry Society. Deposited with MSS/1003.