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Letter to the Prior of Barnwell, Cambridgeshire

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Doc.123

Scope and Contents

Letter from Joanna Kerterych, Abbess of the Convent of St Mary and St Clare at Denny, to John Whadun, Prior of the Monastery of St Giles at Barnwell, admitting the Prior to fellowship with the Convent. The text is enclosed in an illuminated border by an English artist of the period with an illuminated initial rounded V, the chief colours being blue, green, pink and gilt with fronds in green and bell-shaped leaves. The hand is a large ecclesiastical hand of the period. A brown stain has slightly injured the document in two places. Part of the original seal is attached.


  • Creation: 3 Feb. 1469

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1 item(s) (vellum) : vellum

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Purchased by Cambridge University Library from Mr. Thomas Toon, 17 March 1898

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