Petition by Edmund Bolton addressed to James I for a Royal Academy; 1619. Various recensions survive of Bolton's project for an academy of noble and distinguished persons. The present manuscript is of Bolton's second petition (with a typewritten transcript, SAL/MS/103 B). For sources see R. Gough, Archaeologia, 1 (1770), xxii; Rev. Joseph Hunter, ibid., 32 (1847), 132-49 (134-5 relate to the present MS); Proc., 1st ser., 1 (1843-9), 161-3; Lisa Van Norden, 'The Elizabethan College of Antiquaries' (PhD thesis, University of California, 1946), 34-6, 210-13; Evans (1956), 16-19.
Paper; ff. iv + 22. 1619. Folio. Contemporary vellum, with gilt-tooling. Owned by Sylvanus Morgan (1620-93), the herald painter (signature and motto, fol. i). Another manuscript (now BL Add. MS 24488, fols. 66-87), formerly owned by Sylvanus Morgan, was in the possession of the Rev. Joseph Hunter, VPSA, in 1847 (Archaeologia, 32 (1847), 132-49); see also Proc., 1st ser., 1 (1843-9), 161-3. One of the MSS formerly owned by Sylvanus Morgan was exhibited to SA by Peter Le Neve, PSA, 28 June 1721, 17 March 1725. Minute Book I, pp. 47, 149. Lent to William Oldys by George Vertue, FSA (Vertue's note, fol. iv verso); annotations by Oldys, 1746, fol. iiir, v and throughout. '48', in ink, fol. iv
Immediate source of acquisition:
Purchased for SA by Richard Gough (Council Minutes, 1 June 1770).
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