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MS. 77 Orders for the government of the Bedchamber and Privy Lodgings, temp. Charles II

(old shelfmark **A.77)

Language:English
Origin:England
Date:17th c., ca. 1685
Material:Paper. Watermarks: IR; hunting horn on elaborate shield
Physical Description:12 folios, 302 x 185 (ca. 230 x 140) mm, ca. 20 long lines, unruled, catchwords (every page)
Rubric:James R. Orders for the governement of our Bedchamber and Privy Lodgeings with the Districts of the same.
Incipit:Our will and pleasure is that our groome of the stole
2o folio:soe itt is
Explicit:Given at our Court att Whitehall the 14 day of Aprill 1685, in the first yeare of our reigne. By his masters command. Sunderland.
Contents:Fols. 2r – 12r, Copy of orders for the running of the Bedchamber and Privy Lodgings, dated 1685
Script:Secretary hand
Decoration:None
Provenance:‘List 31’ and ‘£4 10s.’ (sale information?) inside upper cover; George Edward Larman (1895 – 1961); his bequest, 1961
Binding:20th c., quarter green cloth and marbled paper over paste boards
Notes:Signed by Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, (1641 – 1702) Gentleman of the Bedchamber (fol. 12r). The MS has been folded into lengthways and is worn and dirty on fol. 12v, suggesting that this was a working copy designed to be carried for reference. Larman was a student at Trinity Hall 1914 – 1918.
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