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07 Feb 2018
(old shelfmark **A.45.3) 
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, 195 x 160 (unruled; ca. 190 x 135) mm, ca. 25  long lines
Rubric:Of Guardianship & Curatorship vol. 3d
Incipit:Of the several ways which put an end to guardianship
2o folio:1 conventione in
Explicit:(p. 374) hence may be infered yn the cata (sic) culpa did not make a person infamous
Contents:pp. 1 – 374, On Guardianship and Curatorship, vol. 3
Script:Cursive mixed hand
Scribe:Francis Dickens
Provenance:Francis Dickens, (Fellow 1705 – d. 1755); his gift (‘I do desire yt the few manuscript books I shall leave behind me on guardianship marriage, & ye nature of dominion or property may find a place in some remote corner of the College Library never to be taken out thence on any account whatever. F. D.’, inscription, fol. i recto)
Binding:18th c., parchment over pasteboards, ‘Of Guardianship and curatorship vol. 3d’ in ink on lower cover, edges speckled red
Notes:Almost all text on rectos only. Contents list in pencil, 19th / 20th cent., fol. i recto. Note on full contents of all three volumes, in late 18th / 19th cent. hand, kept with this MS; same hand as list occurs in MS 46.
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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