Document ReferencePw V 6
TitleMS volume including work of Gervase Holles, John Donne and others, compiled by Gervase Holles; n.d. [1630-1670]
Extent122 ff
Content DescriptionIndividual items in this volume are described under references Pw V 6/1-13.
A miscellany volume of 13 items compiled by Gervase Holles (1607-1675) containing a draft autograph copy of his memorials of the Holles family, the Essex House masque of 8 Jan. 1621 and several poems by Donne, Cade, Herrick and Vaughan
ReprodnNoteVolumes 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.
Physical DescriptionQuarto volume
Modern pencil foliation 1 to 122
ff 62r-63v, ff 65r-108r, ff 113r-114v and ff 122-end are blank.
ConditionBinding in fragile condition
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Crozier and Post Horn within ornate shield, approx. 50 x 40 mm (Type A, ff 1-62)

Watermark: Pot surmounted by crescent containing letters P/BD, approx. 58 x 25 mm (Type B, ff 63-76)

Watermark: Pot surmounted by a bunch of grapes containing the date 1598 and the letters MUT, approx. 48 x 20 mm (Type C, ff 77-122)

Italic and mixed; mostly in the hand of Gervase Holles, 1607-1675 (see Pw V 6/1, 3, 4, 5, 12 and 13). The poems and masque (Pw V 6/2, 6-11) are in the hands of four unidentified scribe. See individual entries for a description of each item.

19th century (?) tan calf leather binding; upper and lower covers of soft calf leather paste board are gold tooled with double line fillet following the edges of the four outer borders, the letter P (standing for Portland) in the centre is gold-stamped, surmounted by the duke's coronet; spine is gold stamped with five double lines from head to tail; a dark brown label reads 'HOOLLES' and the base of the spine reads 'I. 1668'; the 19th century (?) binder added marble paper paste downs and end papers, and two flyleaves in front and back; a gold roll highlights the outer edges of the binding.
WatermarkCrozier and Post Horn
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Publication NoteThis volume is assessed in considerable detail by Timothy Raylor in 'The Essex House Masque of 1621: Viscount Doncaster and the Jacobean Masque', (Duquesne University Press, 2000)

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA24237Holles; Gervase (1606-1675); Mr; antiquary; of Grimsby Lincolnshire; brought up by 2nd Earl of Clare1606-1675
NA73393Cade; Anthony (1564-c.1641); Rev.; vicar of Billesdon, Leicestershire1564-c.1641
NA73394Vaughan; John (c.1572-1634); 1st Earl of Carberyc.1572-1634
NA73395Donne; John (c.1572-1631); Dr; D.D.; poet and devinec.1572-1631
NA73396Herrick; Robert (1591-1674); Mr1591-1674
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