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MS. 44.2 On Marriage and Divorce (vol. 2 of 4)

(old shelfmark **A.44.2) 

Author:Francis Dickens (d. 1755)
Language:English, with Latin
Origin:England, Cambridge
Date:18th c., ca. 1705 -1755
Material:Paper. Watermark: Britannia, with wheat sheaf, within palisade, motto PRO P[ATRIA] [. . . .] to right (ca. 90 x 95 mm; this watermark occurs in other Trinity Hall MSS and in Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.16.45)
Physical Description:i original flyleaf + 285 pages, 194 x 158 (unruled; ca. 185 x ca. 140) mm, ca. 25 long lines
Rubric:Of matrimony
Incipit:Of the effect of fear on the contract
2o folio:But if ye promiser
Explicit:Next of marriages prohibited by reason of affinity
Contents:pp. 1 – 284, Tracts ‘Of Matrimony’
Script:Cursive mixed hand
Scribe:Francis Dickens
Provenance:Francis Dickens, (Fellow 1705 – d. 1755); his gift (‘I do desire yt ye few manuscript books I shall leave behind me on ye subject of matrimony, guardianship dominion or property may find a place in some remote corner of the College Library: never to be taken out thence on any acc[oun]t whatever. F. D.’, inscription inside upper cover)
Binding:18th c., parchment over pasteboards, ‘Of marriage vol. 2’ in ink on upper cover, edges speckled red
Notes:Almost all text on rectos only.
Bibliography:C. Crawley, Trinity Hall : the history of a Cambridge college, 1350-1992. 2nd ed., expanded by G. Storey. (Cambridge, 1992), 124

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