Preface

A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Volume 2. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.

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PREFACE.

The present volume is the second instalment of a Catalogue of all the Ancient Deeds preserved in the Public Record Office. It deals with—

Nos. 1820–3836 of the A. series, consisting of deeds of the Treasury of the Receipt of the Exchequer, formerly preserved in the Chapter House at Westminster.

Nos. 1799–3870 of the B. series, consisting of deeds formerly preserved in the Court of Augmentations.

Nos. 1781–2915 of the C. series, consisting of deeds of the Court of Chancery, formerly preserved in the Tower of London and the Rolls Chapel.

The Catalogue of deeds of the A. series has been prepared, according to the system adopted in the previous volume, by Mr. E. Salisbury, B.A., a Clerk in the Public Record Office; that of the B. series by Mr. G. F. Handcock, also a Clerk in the Public Record Office, and Mr. Salisbury; that of the C. series by Mr. C. H. Woodruff, B.C.L., with assistance from Mr. Salisbury. The proofsheets have been compared with the original documents by Mr. J. M. Thompson, an Assistant Record Keeper, and I have also revised most of them.

The three Indexes have been compiled by Mr. Woodruff.

H. C. Maxwell Lyte.

Public Record Office, 31st October, 1894.