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"A collection of original drawings illustrating the ornithology of the Orientals"

Call Number: MS Q14

Collection of 190 pictures of birds in watercolor, pen, and pencil, by several artists, as well as 2 title pages, board, and spine. Includes birds found in Australia, India, and New Guinea.

Dates: After 1801?

A Miscellany of Deeds and Manorial, Estate, Probate and Family Documents

Call Number: MS 239

This collection of miscellaneous documents, written between the 13th to 19th centuries, mostly relate to land and property transactions and maintenance in England. The bulk of the documents are dated from the 16th through 19th centuries. The remaining documents concern legal and official matters, family papers, probate and wills, and accounts and business. The documents pertain to many of the counties in England, as well as some matters taking place in other parts of the British Isles.

Dates: 1230-1900 (bulk 1461-1860)

Adversaria. The Common-Place-Book, by Robert Courthope Sims

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B40

Commonplace book, or a volume created to compile knowledge, kept by Robert Courthope Sims of Essex, England.

Dates: approximately 1755-1769 or later

Assorted legal documents from Continental Europe

Call Number: MS 220

A collection of unrelated legal documents from different countries and other political entities in continental Europe, dating from approximately the 1300s to the early 1800s. Documents come from Germany, Austria, the Holy Roman Empire, Iberia, Italy, France, Belgium, and unknown geographic locations.

Dates: 14th century-early 19th century

Codex by Girolamo Garzoni

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C110

Book on the divine right of the Holy Roman Empire, dedicated to Rudolph II, who was to become Emperor in 1576 and who had become Roman king in October 1577, and written by Girolamo Garzoni, a legal writer and auditor in Ferrara. At the end of the Latin form of his name, the word Auximate means from Osimo, Italy, his birthplace, though the volume may have been written in Austria.

Dates: 1575

Collection of Accounts of Political and Governmental events

Call Number: MS E205

Collection of 72 separately written accounts of Parliamentary debates, political law-cases, diplomatic correspondence, etc., bound together in two volumes. Most (perhaps all) are near-contemporary copies of the originals.

Dates: Events date from 1558-1640; writings separately copied 17th century (nearly contemporary)

Commentarius triplex in triplicem Aristotelis philosophiam [A Commentary on Aristotle]

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C127

This collection consists of a single manuscript textbook on logic, probably written in either the Low Countries or Germany. On title-page verso: Commentarius triplex in triplicemn Aristotelis philoam raonalem, naalem, transnaalem. Increatae Trinitati Patri Filiq [?] Spiritui Sto. Humillime inscriptis sub auspicijs Trinitatis increatae. Jesu Mariae Josephi feliciter inititus sub praeside R. Patre Hanloh [or Hanloti or?] Anno.

Dates: 1684?

Cum mota esset petitio ac dissentio inter Johannam [etc.]

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C150

This collection consists of a single legal document, an agreement whereby the lands of Sir Roger Lasceles are divided amongst his four daughters: Joan, wife of Thomas de Coiwen; Avis, wife of Robert le Conestable; Maud, wife of Robert de Tilliol; and Theophania, wife of Ralph son of Ranulph.

Dates: 1301 - 1302

David Neave, Commentaries on Aristotle’s Organon, and on Porphyrus’ Eisagoge to Aristotle

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D124P

Book of philosophy. Regulae quaedam de ratione disputandi; Praeludia in universam Aristotilis logicum; Comentarii in Isagogem Porphyrii; and commentaries or annotamenta on Aristotle's Categoriae, De interpretatione, Priora analytica, Posteriora analytica [incomplete], Topica, Sophistici elenchi.

Dates: January 28, 1646-March 5, 1647

Deeds of Hoon (Derbyshire) Manor

Call Number: MS 52

A collection of documents for Hoon (Derbyshire) Manor, England.

Dates: 1323 to 1733+

Diarium,1504-1506; 1513-1521. Paride Grassi, Bishop of Pesaro. Italy, copied 15--? or 16--?

Call Number: MS E53
Overview Book: official diary kept by the Pope's master of ceremonies. Chronological account of ceremonies attended by the Pope, both liturgical and political: includes minutes of consistories and conclaves, and of audiences with foreign and clerical dignitaries; texts of documents; liturgical texts; lists of qualified persons, duties, etc. Also contains notes of interesting events, deaths, etc., anecdotes, and some of Grassi's personal opinions. Dates Covered: May 26, 1504-August 26, 1506 (part of...
Dates: 15--? or 16--?

Documents concerning the city of Sabbioneta (Italy)

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS E9
Overview 172 documents (and similar papers) bound in 1 volume: architectural, urban planning, government, history. Proclamations, financial accounts, letters, contracts, narratives, and official documents issued by or concerning this planned city. Most are from the reign of Vespasiano Gonzaga, Sabbioneta's duke (1531-1591) who turned a village 12 miles SW of Mantua into a model city, and most are concerned with the construction of public buildings, especially the Porta Vittoria, the Porta Imperiale,...
Dates: 1537 - 1778

Documents of Abbey Dore

Call Number: MS Q80

Documents concerning land conveyed to Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, England, mostly dating to the 13th century. Relates primarily to the Abbey's granges called Lincoyt and Lanveyr located near Grosmont and the forest of Severenny, Upper Gwent (present-day Monmouthshire). Land was issued by Hubert de Burgh; Edmund, earl of Lancaster; and private persons.

Dates: approximately 1215-approximately 1300

Fletcher of Saltoun collection

Call Number: MS 109

A collection of books and manuscripts relating to the Fletcher of Saltoun Family, most of which have come from Saltoun Hall. Salton (Saitoun) is an estate east of Edinburgh, Scotland, in East Lothian (Haddington). The manuscripts are mostly estate account-books (1750-1806 and undated) but also include notes on agriculture (18th century), common-place books in English and Latin (18th century), and a paraphrase of the Corpus Iuris Civilis (1600s?).

Dates: approximately 1600-1806

Francisco de Salzedo devotional book

Call Number: MS B50
Overview Devotional book kept and in part written by Francisco de Salzedo. The first part is titled "Cartilla de la doctrina religiosa" and includes at the end a parallel between the canonical hours and the hours of Christ's passion; a Latin poem beginning "Matutina ligat Christum"; and the meaning of the Mass. The second part, entitled "Consejos y documentos espirituales pertenecientes & la Mystica Theologia" by Pedo de la Piftuela contains 7 tracts on prayer, meditation, and the amorous union...
Dates: copied 1744

"Historia Flagellantium de recto et perverso flagrorum usu apud Christianos" manuscript

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS E279

This is a manuscript draft dated 1691 for Jacques Boileau’s book, Historia Flagellantium. De recto et perverso flagrorum usu apud Christianos (Paris: Joseph Anisson, 1700). The manuscript consists of text written in one hand, with marginal notes and insertions added in a second hand, both apparently the hands of Boileau’s secretaries. The marginal notes and insertions were incorporated in the 1700 edition.

Dates: December 1691

Historical documents of the Convento de la Madre de Dios

Call Number: MS C238
Overview This book contains memoranda from the Convento de la Madres deo Dios in Torrelaguna (Toledo archdiocese, province of Madrid). It includes notarial transcriptions of documents that the monastery found it necessary to remember, jottings of events, inventories, etc., added to cover the history of the monastery. It appears to have been destroyed in 1809, during the Peninsular War between Bourbon Spain and Napoleon Bonaparte; it was suppressed in 1835 under a royal decree suppressing monasteries...
Dates: approximately 1520 - [early 19th century]

Index abecedarius: an alphabetical index to the first edition of the 'Species Plantarum' of Linnaeus

Call Number: MS P649
Overview This manuscript and associated papers by the botanist, William Philip Hiern (1839-1925), form a record of the production of his Index abecedarius: an alphabetical index to the first edition of the 'Species Plantarum' of Linnaeus. The manuscript includes the title, introduction and text of the index, copied by an amanuensis but bearing the author's signature, corrections and other annotations. The manuscript was probably written early in 1906, because the author's pencil annotation on the...
Dates: 1906

Kaye family papers

Call Number: MS 240B

This collection consists of estate documents, principally deeds, of the Kaye family of Woodsome in Yorkshire, England, from the thirteenth to eighteenth centuries with the majority of documents dating from the sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Some locations cited in these documents include Almondbury, Honley, Kirkheaton, Slaithwaite, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, etc.

Dates: circa 1200-1770

Legal papers concerning church attendance, etc. of Norfolk Recusants

Call Number: MS 106

Legal papers: certificates and evidence taken concerning church attendance, etc. during the Protestant Reformation in Elizabethan England. Apparently originals, kept together after being issued by the Commission; include signatures. (Item 2 is a fair copy largely in a single hand.)

Dates: 1591

Legatio Cardinalis de Fussa ad Regem Aragonensem

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D122
Overview Correspondence and documents between Cardinal de Foix, legate to Alfonso V; Alfonso V, king of Aragon (died 1458); and Pope Martin V (1368-1431). Dates covered in the volume are 1424-1430. Concerns the Council of Tortosa, 1429, in which Foix persuaded Alfonso and other backers of Clement VIII (1380?-1446), the anti-pope at the time, to support Martin V. This narrative apparently compiled on Foix's orders from his archives: see last leaf of manuscript. Places mentioned in the manuscript...
Dates: 1424-1430 [written 17th century?]

Letters by Carl Linne and enclosed material

Call Number: MS P188

Unbound letter from Carl von Linne or Carl Linnaeus to Dr. de Sauvages [Francois Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages, 1706-1767], discussing botany, medicine, friendly scholarly gossip. Collection also includes portraits and supplementary 20th-century material.

Dates: 1740

Liber amicorum (Book of friends)

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P114

Verses and sentiments from Ambrosius Förster's friends: Herman Hess (1611), J. Timaeus Silesius (1612), Samuel Praetorius (1613), and Holofernes Hillenius. Probably written in Wittemberg.

Dates: 1611 - 1613

Liber Locorum Theologicorvm, dictated by Joanne Josepho Arce to Petrus Josephus a Barriga

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C303

This is a manuscript in ink of theological writings in Latin dictated in 1795 by Joanne Josepho Arce, master of sacred theology, to Petrus Josephus Barriga, theologian at the College (Seminary) of Saint Jerome in Arequipa, Peru. The volume is bound in vellum and there is a partly legible poem in Spanish on the front cover.

Dates: 1795

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