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Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Image Title:
Thomas Trevelyon. Miscellany. Manuscript, 1608
Image Details:
BookReader view
Source Creator:
Trevilian, Thomas, b. ca. 1548.
Source Title:
Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608
Source Created or Published:
1608
Physical Description:
fol. 3r
Source Call Number:
V.b.232 (BookReader view)
Digital Image File Name:
4695
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
101056
Hamnet Holdings ID:
100541
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Creator (Hamnet):
Trevilian, Thomas, b. ca. 1548.
Uniform Title (Hamnet):
Miscellany
Title (Hamnet):
Trevelyon miscellany, 1608.
Title (Hamnet):
Common-place book, 1608
Title (Hamnet):
Commonplace book, 1608
Title (Hamnet):
Elizabethan pictorial and poetical manuscript commonplace book
Title (Hamnet):
Epitome of ancient and modern history
Physical Description (Hamnet):
1 v., rebound in 10 v. : col. ill. ; in container (49.6 x 32.6 x 49.4 cm.)
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet):
Restricted. Special permission required.
Notes (Hamnet):
Known as: Commonplace book; An Elizabethan pictorial and poetical manuscript commonplace book with original drawings in colours of Queen Elizabeth, King James, etc. (Maggs Cat. No. 456, 1924, Lot 155); Epitome of ancient and modern history (title on spine of former 19th-century binding).
Notes (Hamnet):
Author's name from ff. 264v-265.
Notes (Hamnet):
Contents cover a variety of subjects, not always in any apparent order, most with text in verse: The author's apostrophe to the reader, f.135v. His sources, f.23v. -- Useful information, including various calendars, tables and rules, such as: A brief computation of the time up to this present year 1608, f.3. Calendars showing saints' days, evil and good days, f.3v. A rule to know all the vigils and fasting days, f.23. Tables showing the golden number..., days for letting blood..., f.17. A rule to know the age of the Moon and how to tell the time by the Moon, ff.15v, 16v. A note on the Julian Calendar and its errors, f.15v. Certain measurements and distances between cities, ff.16, 24v, 34v. The relative sizes of the sun, the planets and the earth, f.21. How described by Ptolemy, f.22v. How to judge the weather by the planets, f.22. A horoscope, f.21v. The ages of the world with some historical notes, 1066- , f.23. University and law terms, f.25. The principal fairs, f.25v. Wise sayings and proverbs, ff.19, 25, 27v, 182v and 204v. -- Gazetteer, including: A description of Britain, f.29. The two universities and their colleges, f.29. Parliamentary seats, f.32v. The wards and parishes of the City of London, f.33v. The sheriffs and mayors of London, 1190-1559, f.308. The Lord mayors and sheriffs of London, 1558-1602, [based on William Jaggard's A view of all the right Honourable the Lord Mayors...of London, 1601 (STC 14343)], f.316. Notable occurrences, f.36v. --
Notes (Hamnet):
Old Testament History, beginning with Genesis, f.37. Includes kings from S[h]em to Sedekias [Zedekiah] and the sayings of Jacob's twelve children. -- Kings of England from 1108 [B.C.] to James I, f.71. Sandwiched in is an account of the Nativity, f.89v. Kings of Scotland, 137l to James VI and Queen Anne, f.12lv. -- Various professions and occupations: beginning with the prelate, ff.132v and 208v. -- Well-known historical figures: The six Gunpowder Plot traitors, f.138. Pagan, Jewish and Christian heroes, ff.140, 162, l75v and 194. Allegorical figures, ff.126v, 146v, 159v, 182, 184, 206 and 212, including: The nine muses, f.146v. The seven deadly sins, f.151. The seven virtuous women, f.154v. The seven liberal sciences, f.158. Description of the four forms of the cards, alluding to the four ages of the world, f.160v. The seven things that trouble a city, f.161. Seven kinds of fools, f.161. -- Sayings and parables of Jesus, ff.166 and 211. His 12 disciples, f.168. His crucifixion, f.174. The martyrdom of St. Sebastian, f.174v. -- Designs for embroidery patterns, ff.139v, 215, 299, and 310v, including: Mazes, f.259v. "Thomas Trevelyon", ff.264v-265. Patterns for caps, f.268. Heraldic design, p.279. Designs for letters of the alphabet - 8 sets, ff.280 and 302. -- End: Some surviving but unplaceable fragments used in older repairs.
Notes (Hamnet):
Foliation: 3-327 [totalling 297] numbered leaves, missing ff. 1-2, 49, 69-70, 107, 136-137, 141, 149, 164-165, 176-177, 190-191, 209, 214, 228-229, 231, 242, 244, 253, 256-258, 282, 322-323; n.b.: Bottom half of f.181 missing, 'folio' 279 has page numbers 279 (on recto) and 278 (on verso), no other leaves paginated; leaves measure: 41.3-42.1 x 24.6-26.5 cm.
Notes (Hamnet):
Shelved with this is "Trevelyon original binding" (former binding and endpapers, spine stamped with the title "Epitome of ancient and modern history"); and "Trevelyon manuscript documentation report" recording the 1998 Conservator's report along with two previous conservation reports (the 1984 paper treatment report and the 1978 report on the "Composition of paper and pigments" done at Winterthur's Analytical Laboratory), as well as color photographic slides of each page taken in 1995 prior to the most recent repair of the ms.
Notes (Hamnet):
Gift, Lessing Julius Rosenwald; date of acquisition 17 May 1945.
Notes (Hamnet):
Described in: Maggs Cat. no. 456 (1924), Lot 155 (on file) ; most poems listed in The Folger First-line Index of Poems (on file).
Notes (Hamnet):
Among the publications referring to the Trevelyon Miscellany are: Nevinson, J.L., "A Show of the Nine Worthies," Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Spring 1963), pp. 103-107; Nevinson, J.L., "The Embroidery Patterns of Thomas Trevelyon," The Walpole Society, Vol. 41 (1966-1968), pp. 1-9; Markrich, Lilo, "Thomas Trevelyon, the Mysterious Pattern Maker," Needle Arts, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 1976), p. 7; Schroeder, Horst, "The Nine Worthies, A Supplement," Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, 218.Bd., 133.Jhrg. (1981), pp. 330-340; Politoske, Daniel, "Euterpe, a Versatile Virtuoso," The Register of The Spencer Museum of Art, Vol. V, No. 9 (Fall 1981), pp. 58-65; Schroeder, Horst, "The Mural Paintings of the Nine Worthies at Amersham," Archaeological Journal, Vol. 138 (1981), pp. 241-247; Arnold, Janet, Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, Leeds: Maney, c1988 (p. 300); Belsey, Catherine, "The Serpent in the Garden: Shakespeare, Marriage and Material Culture," The Seventeenth Century, Vol. XI, No. 1 (Spring 1996), pp. 1-20.
Notes (Hamnet):
Preferred citation: Folger Shakespeare Library MS V.b.232 ; formerly Folger MS 450517.
Notes (Hamnet):
Exhibited: "Word & Image: The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608," Folger Shakespeare Library, January 23 - May 22, 2004.
Notes (Hamnet):
N 05/17/1945 -
Notes (Hamnet):
- N - 1997
Provenance (Hamnet):
Purchased by Lessing Julius Rosenwald from Parke-Bernet Galleries (21 March 1944, Lot 208, J. Pierpont Morgan Sale); Sold by Maggs (Cat. No. 456, 1924, Lot 155); Sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (10 Dec. 1923, Lot 170, 'Property of a Gentleman'); Attached to former endpapers: bookplate of R[ichard] H[enry] Alexan[der] Bennet [d. 1814], Letter (11 Dec. 1804) from Dr. Pugh to Mr. [Richard] Bull [1721-1806] thanking Bull for lending him this ms., and arms of Winnall [i.e., Winall] done in watercolor on vellum; Names of Lenard hutton and Iohn Gorst (entered ca. 1625?) appear on ff.127 and 144.
Subject (Hamnet):
Commonplace-books.
Subject (Hamnet):
Embroidery -- Patterns.
Subject (Hamnet):
Alphabets.
Subject (Hamnet):
Proverbs.
Subject (Hamnet):
Allegories.
Subject (Hamnet):
Decoration and ornament -- England.
Subject (Hamnet):
Great Britain -- History -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet):
Poetry.
Subject (Hamnet):
Chronology.
Subject (Hamnet):
Calendars.
Subject (Hamnet):
Bible. O.T.
Subject (Hamnet):
London (England) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet):
Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet):
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet):
Astrology -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts, English -- Washington (D.C.)
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Bull, Richard, 1721-1806, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Bennet, Richard Henry Alexander, d. 1814, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Winall family, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Folger Shakespeare Library.
Call Number (Hamnet):
V.b.232

Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608