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Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
Stonley, Richard, 1519 or 20-1600.
Source Title:
Diaries of Richard Stonley
Source Created or Published:
1581-1598
Physical Description:
3v-4r
Source Call Number:
V.a.459
Digital Image File Name:
50255
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
231286
Hamnet Holdings ID:
288289
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Creator (Hamnet):
Stonley, Richard, 1519 or 20-1600.
Title (Hamnet):
Diaries of Richard Stonley [manuscript], 1581-1598.
Physical Description (Hamnet):
3 v.
Notes (Hamnet):
"The pen's excellencie" : treasures from the manuscript collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library / compiled and edited by Heather Wolfe. Seattle : Distributed by University of Washington Press, 2002, p. 75.
Notes (Hamnet):
For a list of Stonley's books among the Stonley papers at the P.R.O. see "The Library of Elizabeth's Embezzling Teller" in Studies in bibliography, II (1948-1950), p. 49-62.
Notes (Hamnet):
For references to the entry about Venus and Adonis (v. 2, leaf 9) see An inquiry ..., by E. Malone, 1796, p. 67, and The plays of William Shakespeare, edit. by S. Johnson and G. Steevens, rev. by I. Reed, 1803, II, 152, and for Douce's letter to Steevens, May 7, 1794, announcing the discovery see Folger MS C.b.10, no. 66.
Notes (Hamnet):
Richard Stonley was a teller in the Receipt of the Exchequer and lived in Aldersgate St., in the parish of St. Botolph, London. He owned property in Essex at Doddinghurst, where he was a neighbor of the Petre family, East Ham (Estham) and Halstead; in London; in Middlesex and elsewhere. Stonley's wife Anne was the daughter of John Branche and widow of Robert Donne and there are frequent references to his step-sons William Donne, the physician, and Dr. (later Sir) Daniel Donne, principal of New Inn, as well as to his own daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and William Higham or Heigham of East Ham and Dorothy and William Dawtrey of Moor or More, Sussex and to his brothers-in-law William Uvedale and Sir John Branche, lord mayor of London in 1580.
Notes (Hamnet):
Scott-Warren, Jason. "Books in the bedchamber: religion, accounting and the library of Richard Stonley." Tudor books and readers / edited by John King. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010, p. 232-252.
Notes (Hamnet):
Stonley's entries are brief and include quotations and paraphrases from the Bible, the Classics and proverbs such as the Proverbs or Adages by D. Erasmus, Englished by Richard Taverner, and his household accounts. Among the many books he bought was Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis on June 12, 1593. Stonley mentions public events occasionally: he saw Edmund Campion being taken to Tyburn on December 1, 1581. Stonley was often at Paul's Cross. On Sunday Stonley attended divine service and in 1581 comments several times on the preacher's departure from the order of the book of Common prayer. After the service Stonley often invited the minister and friends, whom he usually mentions by name, to dinner. By 1593 he was in financial difficulties and seeking the counsel of Lord Burghley; Stonley allows himself on comment on him (v. 2, leaf 58). By 1597 Stonley was in the Fleet prison and actively trying to liquidate his assets. There he gives his menus and lists his fellow diners; at times he went out with a keeper.
Notes (Hamnet):
Volume 1 contains a preliminary note of expenses, May 10, 1580-June 26, 1581; volume 2 Francis Douce's copy of the first entries of the diary; volume 2 is bound in part of a mortgage by Humfrey Holte citizen and goldsmith of London to Richard Stonley of Alderichgatestrete, London, Gent. of a tenement ... in Fleet St., originally leased May 17, 1549.
Notes (Hamnet):
Volume 1: June 15, 1581-December 31, 1582, 100 leaves; volume 2: May 14, 1593-May 24, 1594, [2], 92 leaves; volume 3: March 14, 1596/7-May 18, 1598, 77 leaves. Each bears a mark: "z"; "KK"; and "OO".
Subject (Hamnet):
Accounts -- England -- Essex -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Accounts -- England -- London -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Books -- Prices -- Early works to 1800 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Branche, John, Sir, fl. 1581-1598 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Campion, Edmund, Saint, 1540-1581 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Church of England -- Customs and practices -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Dawtrey, William, of Moor -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Deeds -- England -- London -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Diaries -- England -- Essex -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Diaries -- England -- London -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Dun, Daniel, 1544 or 5-1617 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Dunne, William, d. 1607 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
England and Wales. Exchequer -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Fleet Prison (London, England) -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Heigham, William, d. 1620 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Journals (accounts) -- England -- Essex -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Journals (accounts) -- England -- London -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- England -- Essex -- 16th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- England -- London -- 16th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Menus -- England -- London -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Petre family -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Proverbs -- England -- Essex -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Proverbs -- England -- London -- 16th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Venus and Adonis -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Stonley, Richard, 1519 or 20-1600 -- Diaries -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Uvedale, William, fl. 1581-1598 -- Manuscripts.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Douce, Francis, 1757-1834, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Erasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Hawkins, John Adair, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Holte, Humfrey, goldsmith.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Niven, William, d. 1921, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Taverner, Richard, 1505?-1575.
Provenance (Hamnet):
Formerly Folger MS Add 618.
Provenance (Hamnet):
Volumes 1-3, sold by James Rimell & Son, no. 547.
Provenance (Hamnet):
William Niven of Kingwood, Berkshire (v. 1 bookplate) -- John Adair Hawkins, Marlow Place Library (v. 2 bookplate).
Call Number (Hamnet):
V.a.459-461

Diaries of Richard Stonley