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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library, CCCC MS 542

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Collection:
Parker Medieval Manuscripts
Institution:
Corpus Christi College
Repository:
Parker Library
Settlement:
Cambridge
Country:
UK
Manuscript Identifier:
CCCC MS 542
Manuscript Title:
Prayer Book of Frances Parker
Origin Date:
1570-74
Material:
Vellum
Language:
English.
Dimensions:
2.75 x 2
Provenance:
Made for Matthew Parker, the second son of Archbishop Matthew Parker, and given by him to his wife, Frauncis (or Frances), as a New Year’s gift. They had been married on the 29 December 1569, and Matthew died prematurely in December 1574, thus enabling a dating of the book 1570-74. Purchased at the sale of the Huth manuscripts at Sotheby’s 13 July 1917, lot 5571. Inside the front cover is the bookplate ‘Ex musaeo Huth’ with a price of £24 noted. Given to the College by Almeric Hugh Paget, First Baron Queenborough, in 1923.
Description URL:
http://parkerweb.stanford.edu/parker/actions/manuscript_description_long_display.do?ms_no=542
Image URL:
http://parkerweb.stanford.edu/parker/actions/page.do?forward=page_turner&ms_no=542

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