Document ReferencePw V 156/1
TitleAutograph MS entitled 'Serenissimo Britanniarum Principi, Henrico, Jacobi Magni filio' by John Barclay (1607); n.d.
Date1 January 1607
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of 119 lines in hexameters addressed to Henry, Prince of Wales.

Last two letters of the first line could be read under ulta-violet light.

Dorse of fourth folio bears title, 'Xenium Barclay'
Title Of WorkSerenissimo Britanniarum Principi, Henrico, Jacobi Magni filio. Joannes Barclaius hoc Poema Scripsi. Kalend. Janu: Anno Dom. M.DC.VI.
First Line of PoemCurua per assuetas deducens semita flamm<as>
Last Line of PoemCum Genitore velis, nunquamq<ue> haec sceptra relinquas
Physical DescriptionTwo sheets folded once to form four folios
ConditionDamaged, foxed
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Grapes and letters AR flanking the stem of the grapes, 41 x 23 mm

Countermark: none present with this watermark


There is gold graphing from previous binding
Related MaterialCopy in photographic form, formerly in the Duke of Portland's library, sent to the Folger Shakespeare Library during the 1930s, gift of Robin Flower, Dept. of MSS, British Museum. [See Folger card catalogue, entry no. PR 1405 B.2] [See also Pw V 156/2-4].

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA73209Henry Frederick (1594-1612); Prince of Wales; ( eldest son of James VI of Scotland James I of England)1594-1612
NA74414Barclay; John (1582-1621)1582-1621
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