English documents collection, 1509-1892

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z8kc

Descriptive Summary

Title: English documents collection, 1509-1892
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 309
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)
Abstract:Artifically-created collection of English documents such as land grants and deeds.
Language:Materials in English, French, and Latin.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Various sources.


[after identification of item(s)], English documents collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Some material in this collection was originally part of Miscellaneous Collections A-B and F. In 2017, these collections were discontinued and the contents dispersed amongst other collections by subject or provenance to improve accessibility.

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Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

The collection is an artificially-created collection containing early English documents from 1509-1805. The collection mostly consists of legal documents such as deeds and land grants.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 12 Circa 1442-1483, Edwaward IV, lock of beardhair
1 1 1509 June 18, Latin. A land grant.
1 2 1548 February 14, French. A land grant.
1 3 1563-1699, English. Schedule of Deeds beginning 1563 and ending 1699.
1 4 1572, Latin. Robert Rolf to ?
OBV1 - Circa 1592-1695, "Original Receipts: Tellers of Exchequer, Counties of Middlesex and Surrey"

Each entry, written on vellum, has been attached in a scrapbook which has been bound. The entires are difficult to read. According to Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1959) in England, Teller was one of four officers of the Royal Exchequer who were appointed to received and pay moneys for the King. This office was abolished in 1834. (Scope note written by unidentified archivist, circa 1993.)

1 7 1695-1705, Letter to English Parliament [letter in French]
1 11 1732-1744, Almanacs
1 13 1759 March, journal, "Weender in Oostvriesland"
1 9 1782 November 10, George Bridges Rodney (Baron; 1719-1792) letter to Mr. Weeks
1 5 1805 March 24 and 25, English Document. Conveyance of a Message and Lands at Whiston. Mr. James Pratt to Messrs. Tomkinson. Consn. 1050
1 8 1846 May 21, George Jones (Hanover, England) letter to R. Melton Mackensie
1 10 1851 July 18, C.W. Jones letter to F. Henslow (Lieutenant, Royal Naval Knight, Windsor)
OP1 1 1892 February 13 (?), Royal Warrant for the Appointment of the Queen's Counsel with Great Seal attached

Signed by Queen Victoria

1 6 Undated, [Lambarde], William, 1536-1601. "Some Certaine Notes of Order, Proceedings, punishments, and privileges of the lower house of Parliament." Photocopy of manuscript in British Museum.