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Property deeds relating to England, Wales and Jersey

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 814
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Property deeds relating to England, Wales and Jersey
Date(s): [1162]-1659
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 80 items
Name of creator(s): Collated by Professor Francis Wormald
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Francis Wormald was Professor of Palaeography in the University of London from 1949-1960, and Director of the Institute of Historical Research from 1960-1967. The range of documents in this collection reflects the fact that they were used as a palaeography teaching tool, giving examples of types of handwriting.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of documents, mainly property deeds, dating from before 1162 to 1659, and relating to land in England, Wales and Jersey.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Latin, English

System of arrangement:

Roughly chronological.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

'A catalogue of MS.814' (1975) was prepared by Dr. Diana Greenway and her pupils on the Paleography and Diplomatic course. The catalogue contains an index of persons and places.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Provenance unknown, though the documents appear to have been arranged in their present order before 1900.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Mrs H. Wormald in 1973.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison 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:
Jan 2002

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