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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 121
Bound volume of letters from Thomas Herring, Archbishop of Canterbury to his cousin William Herring, Chancellor of York; 1750-1757
Individual items in this volume are described under references Pw V 121/1-53
Volume bears the title 'Letters/ from/ Archbishop/ Herring/ To/ Chancelor/ Herring/ 1750/ To/ 1757' gold stamped on the second and third panels of the spine.
This volume is part of a set of two volumes concerning correspondence between Thomas Herring and William Herring; a description of the other part can be found in Pw V 120.
Volumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Short folio book which contains 53 items pasted on modern leaves
For details of the watermark evidence of the items which appear in this volume see separate entries.
Identical binding to that of Pw V 120; bound by D.G. & Son, 1903; deep red Morocco leather; border and central field formed by single fillet lines tooled in black; 8 corners of the resulting two concentric rectangles are emphasized with a small gold stamped flower tool; this design is repeated on upper and lower covers.
Spines are divided into six panels; first, fourth, fifth and sixth are decorated with two concentric black-tooled squares, whose resulting 8 corners are gold stamped with a tiny flower ornament, imitating design of covers; second and third panels of spine are reserved for titles of contents, which are gold stamped; outer edges of binding are decorated by the tiny flower seal, gold stamped on every corner; head and tail of spine are gold stamped with double fillet lines in black and top and bottom outer corners are gold stamped with a small flower tool; all pastedowns and flyleaves are covered with a leather design marble dark green paper with gold; gold graphed; binder pasted all individual letters by means of hinges of fine paper onto new leaves.
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Dates of existence
Herring; Thomas (1693-1757); Archbishop of Canterbury
Herring; William (1691-1762); Rev.; LLD Chancellor of York
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