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Harley Ch 43 A 66 B Latin quitclaim with Hebrew docket
TitleLatin quitclaim with Hebrew docket
- The Polonsky Foundation
Call numberHarley Ch 43 A 66 B
(London, United Kingdom, British Library, Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project)
Latin quitclaim with Hebrew docket
Extent2 folios; 2 folios
- Acquisition: The Harley Collection, formed by Robert Harley (b. 1661, d. 1724), 1st earl of Oxford and Mortimer, politician, and Edward Harley (b. 1689, d. 1741), 2nd earl of Oxford and Mortimer, book collector and patron of the arts. Edward Harley bequeathed the library to his widow, Henrietta Cavendish, née Holles (b. 1694, d. 1755) during her lifetime and thereafter to their daughter, Margaret Cavendish Bentinck (b. 1715, d.1785), duchess of Portland; the manuscripts were sold by the Countess and the Duchess in 1753 to the nation for £10,000 (a fraction of their contemporary value) under the Act of Parliament that also established the British Museum; the Harley manuscripts form one of the foundation collections of the British Library.
- Manuscript description based on Margoliouth, G.: Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum, London 1965 and Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith. Hebrew and Hebrew-Latin Documents from Medieval England: a diplomatic and Palaeographical Study. Turnhout: Brill, 2015.
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