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Masons marks. Scrapbook

Reference code
RYL
Title
Masons marks. Scrapbook
Date
mostly 1891-3
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
pp. iii + 200.
Quarto.
Cloth binding, green, spine mended with black cloth (a commercial scrapbook).
Scope and content
A scrapbook containing a collection of letters, drawings, rubbings, etc., relating to masons marks, mainly addressed to William Harry Rylands, FSA. The chief correspondent is Edward W. Cox of Liverpool; other correspondents include James Bromley of Ormskirk, William Fergusson Irvine, William E. Gregson and many others. The main collection is preceded by press-cuttings, 1880 (pp. 1-12), relating to fraudulent mediums, miracles in Ireland and Lourdes. Loose insertions include, p. 107, copies of marks, on furniture owned by Robert Burns.
Creator
Irvine, William Fergusson (1869-1962), Cheshire antiquary
Rylands, William Harry (1847-1922) Berkshire antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/753
MS 753