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Robinson (Clement) Manuscript

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS OGDEN 19
Held at: University College London - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: Robinson (Clement) Manuscript
Date(s): (1584) Early 19th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 73 folios
Name of creator(s): Unknown


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Scope and content/abstract:

Early 19th-century manuscript copy of 'A handefull of pleasant delites containing sundrie new sonets and delectable histories in divers kindes of meeter ... With new additions of certain songs to verie late devised notes ... ' by Clement Robinson and divers others (the original text printed by Richard Jhones in London, 1584). Unpaginated. Copies original signatures.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The manuscript once belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds, some relating to the administration of Swiss towns. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. Formerly Phillipps MS 2578. It was later part of the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), linguistic psychologist, founder of the Orthological Institute and originator of the language system Basic English, whose interests in language systems are reflected in the subject matter of his collection, which comprised individual manuscripts and manuscript collections dating from the 14th to the 20th century. Formerly Ogden A123.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Part of the C K Ogden Library purchased by University College London in 1953 with a grant from the Nuffield Foundation.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2001

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