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07 Feb 2018
(old shelfmark **A.82)
Origin:England, Yorkshire (Bridlington?)
Date:18th c., 1787 - 1788
Physical Description:327 pages (paginated i – ii, 1 – 325), 198 x 162 (178 – 185 x 125 – 134) mm, 23 – 28 long lines, ruled in pencil and pink ink, running headers
Rubric:The Yorkshire Chronicle
Incipit:Died, at his seat near Shifnall, in Shropshire, the Hon. Mr. Willoughby, younger brother to the Hon. Thomas Willoughby
2o folio:on the [blank] of April
Explicit:That it reflects credit or [. . . . . .]
Contents:pp. 1 – 325, Extracts from ‘The York Courant’ and ‘The Yorkshire Chronicle’ (1739 – 1761)
Script:Mixed cursive hand
Scribe:David Clarke of Bridlington, Yorks., pp. 1 - 320
Provenance:Revd. William Dade, F.S.A. (1740 – 1790) antiquary and genealogist, rector of Barmston in Holderness and St Mary Castlegate, York (‘The following extracts from the York Courant were written for the use of the Revd. William Dade in 1787 and 1788 by David Clarke of Bridlington’, note, p. i); 19th c. notes on contents of MS and a clipping from a paper, with date November 1806, of death notice for a rev. T. Dode, Burton Agnes, Yorks. (p. i); Thomas Godfrey, bookseller, Stonegate, York; acquired from Godfrey by G. E. Larman (1895 – 1961) 18 January 1955 (note, p. i); his bequest, 1961
Binding:18th c., parchment over pasteboards, edges marbled red and blue, ‘No. 2’ in ink on lower cover
Notes:Two scribes; a second scribe continues from where Clarke finishes, p. 320. This second scribe also adds comments and some sections pasted over Clarke’s entries, e.g. pp. 68 – 69, 230. According to the DNB, Dade’s MSS were sold after his death; the bulk of them went to the library of Burton Constable, Yorks., and were used by George Poulson for his history of Holderness. Printed account of the ‘Biddenden Maids’ (conjoined twins) pasted to p. 68. Obituary of Richard Nash, from The New Bath Guide, pinned to p. 232. Design for a gate-legged table, signed ‘J. Rob[. . ]in’ pasted on to p. ii.
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