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MS. 48 Miscellaneous notes on Natural Law

(old shelfmark **A.48) 

Author:Francis Dickens (d. 1755)
Language:English, with Latin
Origin:England, Cambridge
Date:18th c., ca. 1705 -1755
Material:Paper. Watermarks: crowned lion with wheat sheaf and taper within crowned circle, motto PRO PATRIA EIUSQUE UBE[. . . .] E (ca. 95 x 80 mm; this watermark occurs in other Trinity Hall MSS and in Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.16.45); crowned GR
Physical Description:i original flyleaf + 278 pages, (unpaginated after p. 50) 200 x 160 (unruled; ca. 190 x 135) mm, ca. 26  long lines
Rubric:None
Incipit:Sir, In pursuance of my late promise I have put together what I thought might most plausibly be offerd (sic) in support of Ulpians Definition of the Law of Nature
2o folio:(p. 3) vera adulleria et
Explicit:(p. 50) a person who is perhaps better able to conduct himself both in point of conscience & prudence than I am to advise him
Contents:pp. 1 – 7, Copy of a letter by Dickens concerning Ulpian’s Definition of the Law of Nature; pp. 13 – 19, Concerning the Jus Naturale and Jus Gentium; pp. 25 – 28, Copy of a letter from Chief Justice Reeves to his nephew; pp. 29 – 50, A case of conscience concerning the obligation to discover and deliver up an estate to the right heir
Script:Cursive mixed hand
Scribe:Francis Dickens
Decoration:None
Provenance:Francis Dickens, (Fellow 1705 – d. 1755); his gift (no donor inscription, but in his hand, and NB Contents)
Binding:18th c., parchment over pasteboards, edges speckled red
Notes: 
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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