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07 Feb 2018
(old shelfmark **A.46.4) 
Author:Francis Dickens (d. 1755)
Language:English, with Latin
Origin:England, Cambridge
Date:18th c., ca. 1705 -1755
Material:Paper. Watermark: 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)
Physical Description:i original flyleaf + 374 pages, (unpaginated after p. 300) 195 x 160 (unruled; ca. 190 x 130) mm, ca. 27 long lines
Rubric:De inventione thesauri
Incipit:All our natural acquisitions may be reduced to one of these two heads, occupancy or accession
2o folio:A thesaurus is
Explicit:(p. 283) the chief of which were
Contents:pp. 1 – 283, Of Dominion or Property, vol. 4
Script:Cursive mixed hand
Scribe:Francis Dickens
Provenance:Francis Dickens, (Fellow 1705 – d. 1755); his gift (no donor inscription, but same hand as other Dickens MSS)
Binding:18th c., parchment over pasteboards, ‘Of Dominion, and of the ways of acquiring it, vol. 4’ in ink on upper cover, edges speckled red
Notes:Almost all text on rectos only. Notes in same late 18th / 19th cent. hand as appears in other Dickens MSS throughout this MS, including an expansion of Dickens’s first paragraph written on fol. i verso. Pencil contents list, 19th / 20th c., fol. i recto.
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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