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Collection of miscellaneous documents, Late sixteenth and/or seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.08.40

Scope and Contents

(1) ‘The severall and particular accompts of James Chapman, baker to the Colledge of Westminster for fower yeares, ended at Michaelmas 1644’, and thence to 1648; every sheet is signed ‘James Chapman’; (2) ‘A piouse worke humbly commended to the reverend ministers of these greate and numerouse assemblys of the parishes of St Martins, St Giles in the Fields, St Clements, and St Paul’s Covent Garden in the city of Westminster and county of Middlesex’, a project for founding an industrial school for poor children; (3) ‘A note of all his Majesties prevye seales receyved by Sir Charles Cornwaleis knighte appointed collector for the county of Norfolk, A. D. 1604’; (4) ‘A catalogue of the deanes of the cathedral church of Norwich, and of their translation from a prior and convent to a deane and chapter &c. per Thomam Searle decani et capituli supradicti clericum capitularem’, written after 1660, with an endorsement ‘To the reverend Mr John Whitefoote these in all humility present’; (5) ‘Proposalls for the better regulateing the officers and management of the work belonging to the Great Levell of the Fenns called Bedford Levell’, beginning ‘whereas in the first undertaking of the dreyning of the levell aforesaid ... the Lord Gorges ...’.


  • Creation: Late sixteenth and/or seventeenth centuries


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From the Collection:

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1 volume(s) (8, 2, 9, 6 and 6 leaves respectively.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.

Physical Description


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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