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Collection Level Description: Thomas Martin Collection

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 229, c. 774-5; Ch. Suffolk 1579, Ch. England 19-53
Title: Thomas Martin Collection
Dates of Creation: 14th, 15th and 19th cent.
Extent: 39 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Martin (1697-1771) was a Suffolk antiquary.

Scope and Content

14th- and 15th-century documents, including an inventory of Richard II, 1378, and Royal Household and Wardrobe receipts, 1431-61, collected by the Thomas Martin, originally guarded into a folio volume, with later transcripts.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection, owned by Craven Ord, was lot 1014 in the sale of his MSS., R.H. Evans, 25 Jan. 1830.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought from Sotheby's in 1975.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Access Points

Royal households


Martin | Thomas | 1697-1771 | Antiquary

Richard | II | 1367-1400 | King of England

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