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Collections in the USA

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Centre for Metropolitan History

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Derek Keene & Vanessa Harding (editors)

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1985

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216-218

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'Sources: Collections in the USA', A Survey of Documentary Sources for Property Holding in London before the Great Fire: London Record Society, 22 (1985), pp. 216-218. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64592 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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COLLECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Several American collections contain London material, principally miscellaneous items of 16C and 17C date. We have not visited the collections, and the following entries are based on: Library of Congress Catalogs: National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (1959 onwards); S. De Ricci with W. J. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (3 vols., New York, 1935–40), with a Supplement by C. V. Faye and W. H. Bond (New York, 1962); notes compiled by Dr. Caroline M. Barron in the U.S.A. during 1981.

The entries are arranged alphabetically by place.

518. Cambridge, Harvard Law School Library

Laugdell Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138.

a. Deeds etc. 3.345.7: deed, 14C (108). 2.394.xii: deeds, 14C (53, 108). 3.462.11: deed, 15C (112). 8.457: deed, 15C (144). 2.418.3: deed, 15C (157). 728/4.590: deed, 16C (54). 6.629: lease, 17C (71). Misc. doc. 1.656: recovery, 17C (156).

519. Charlottesville, University of Virginia Library

Manuscripts Department, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

a. Hench Collection. 6435a, no. 7: deed, 15C (4). 6435a, no. 16: 17C copy of 16C letters patent (43, 127, Charterhouse, East Smithfield).

520. Chicago, University of Chicago Library

Chicago, IL 60637. The following items are all from the collection of Bacon papers, and the reference numbers should be cited with the preface BACON. Photocopies of these items are available for consultation at the Social and Economic Study of Medieval London, c/o Museum of London.

a. Deeds etc. (16C, unless otherwise stated). 2435: copy deed (23). 2436: agreement on purchase price (45). 2599: sale (62). 2451: sale (123). 2452 and 2463–4: deeds (149). 2688: agreement, 17C (probably West Smithfield).

b. Rentals etc. (all 16C). 881: rental (14, 43, 62, 76, 83, 103, 123, 144, 149, Bishopsgate Street, Paternoster Row, Seething Lane). 884: rental (42). 883: particulars for grant (14, 20, 43, 45, 49, 62, 74, 83, 89, 93, 98, 103, 104, 116, 128, 135, 144, 149, 151, 152, 159).

c. Receipts for purchase money (all 16C): 3237 (64, Paternoster Row); 3245–6 (London, probably 45); 3431 (Foster Lane).

d. Receipts for rent (all 16C): 3070, 3214, 3260, and 3262 (53, Breges Quay); 3340, 3348, 3356, and 3363 (92); 3233 (West Smithfield, but includes wharves); 3297, 3442, 3449, 3453, and 3640 (Holborn).

521. New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Wall and High Streets, New Haven, CT 06520.

a. Osborn Collection, Box 50, no. 11: deeds, 16C (83).

522. New York, Pierpont Morgan Library

29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016.

a. RE, Box 1, no. 55: deed, 16C, concerning endowment of chapel in church of 37. RE, Mary I: incl. deed, 16C (London). RE, Whittington: deed, 14C (London).

523. New York University Law School

New York University Libraries, Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

a. Frederick Brown Collection: incl. deeds, 16C (60, 141).

524. Philadelphia, Biddle Law Library

University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

a. Document no. 04: deed, 16C (32). Doc. no. 08: deed, 16C (155).

525. Philadelphia, Free Library

Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

a. J. F. Lewis Collection, English Documents: Folder 4 (doc. 1) acknowledgement of debt to a mercer, 14C; Folder 5 (no doc. number), deed, 15C (46).

526. Princeton University Library

Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library, Princeton, NJ 08540.

a. Deed Collection of W. T. Scheilde, Box 209, no. 7140 (formerly Phillipps MS 31191): deed, 16C (108).

527. San Marino, Henry E. Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108.

a. Hastings Manuscripts. Deeds and leases, 14C–15C (32, 38, 63, 118, 152). Some items are briefly mentioned in The Huntington Library Bulletin 5 (1934), 23; for a fuller description of the collection in its former location, see HMC (78) Mr. Reginald Rawdon Hastings, 212–14.

528. Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library

201, East Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20003.

a. Loseley Collection: MSS concerning the Office of Revels and the Blackfriars area, incl. deeds, leases, a/cs, rentals, receipts, lists of inhabitants, and a plan, 16C and early 17C (25). For a list, see NRA 8125; there is a microfilm of the MSS in BL (M/437). For the other part of the Loseley Collection, see 503.

b. Other items. 93.4–5: deeds, 16C–17C (London). 432.1: deed, 16C (Chancery Lane). 449.1: deed, 17C (25). 484.2: deed, 16C (60). 495.3: deed, 16C (49 or St. Clement Danes). 495.4: deed, 16C (148). 651.7: deed, 16C (138). 663.1: rent receipt, 16C (St. Mary Spital). 940.3: deed, 17C (23). 1036.1: deed, 17C (near St. Paul's). 1096.2: deed, 16C (Hart Street). 1291.1: inventory, 17C (London). 1742.1: deed, 16C (43). 4693.7: deed and inventory, 17C (Aldermanbury). There is probably other London material later than 1600 and therefore not included in De Ricci's Census.

528A. Washington, Library of Congress Manuscript Division

Washington, DC 20540.

a. Wakefield Collection, Box 44: deeds, 17C (Cheapside); see N. W. Alcock, 'English Archives at the Library of Congress', Archives 16 (1984), 273–7.