Manuscripts in the Clifford Collection
Scope and Content Note
Title: Clifford Manuscripts
Date Range: c.1250 - 1915
Extent: 1.26 metres (75 items in 9 boxes)
Reference number: MS 1097
Access: Available for reference. Reproductions (slides or microfilms)
are to be used rather than original documents
Provenance: The collection was purchased by the National Library in 1963
from the Clifford Family of Ugbrooke Park, Chudleigh, Devon, England.
The Clifford Collection comprises 75 English and European manuscripts,
including ten medieval manuscripts, and more than 10,000 volumes of rare books
The great richness of the collection is in printed works from the
sixteenth century onwards, with possibly the greatest strength in the
seventeenth century, although the eighteenth century is also strong. 740 titles
from the collection are listed in the Short title catalogue of books
printed in Great Britain and Ireland, 1701-1800, in the Australian Capital
Territory (1966). These works relate especially to the political, legal,
economic and ecclesiastical sectors of English history. The ecclesiastical and
devotional works reflect the place of the Cliffords as one of the great
Catholic families in England and include a substantial amount of French
writing. In all fields, however, the feature of the collection is its diversity
and the rarity of many of the works. The literary works include some early
editions of note, both of famous names and of lesser figures.
The manuscripts include one of the few medieval cartularies to be held
outside Britain and a number of early illuminated works. The later manuscripts,
written in several languages, were collected by members of the Clifford Family
and there are also a few papers documenting some of their activities in the
Related materials: The 10,000 books and 1500 pamphlets that form the
greater part of the Clifford Collection are held as a distinct collection
within the Librarys Rare Book Collection. Each work is individually
catalogued and the call numbers have the prefix RB CLI.
Although it is a manuscript, the catalogue of Lord Cliffords
Library, written in various hands in the late 19th century and with a note at
the end by the 9th Lord Clifford, is not held in the Manuscript Section. It is
instead shelved with the books in the Clifford Collection, the call number
being RBf CLI 4263.
The following manuscripts in the Clifford Collection have been
microfilmed: 13, 15, 17, 30, 40, 41, 42, 72 and 73 (reels G7676-7683). There is
also a microfilm of the Chertsey Cartulary (reel G24143). The reels can be used
in the Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room or borrowed on interlibrary loan.
Two items from the Clifford Collection have been digitised: Item 6, Latin Book of Hours, Italy, 15th Century (in full); and Item 9 Latin Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands, 15th
Century (selected images).
Organisation: This collection is organised into 76 items that are listed
in the Item List. Each item usually consists of a single manuscript or book,
but in a few cases there are several papers on a particular activity or
In the late 16th century Anthony Clifford of Borscombe, Wiltshire,
married Anne, the daughter and co-heir of Sir Peter Courtenay of Ugbrooke,
Chudleigh, Devon. Their son Thomas Clifford (d.1634) inherited Ugbrooke. His
grandson, Sir Thomas Clifford (1630-1673) held a number of positions under
Charles II and was created 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh in 1672. He was Lord
High Treasurer in 1672-73 but, being a Roman Catholic, was forced to resign by
the Test Act.
Until 1829 the Cliffords were debarred by their religion from holding
public office, and instead concentrated on the management of their estates and
assembling a major collection of books, manuscripts and art works. Some members
of the family, such as Charles Clifford (1759-1831), the 6th Baron, were
notable antiquarians. The Cliffords were related to a number of the leading
Catholic families in England. Lucy Clifford, the daughter of the 3rd Baron,
married Thomas Weld who, after her death, entered the Catholic Church and
became a Cardinal in 1830. Their daughter, Mary Weld, married Hugh Clifford
(1790-1858), the 7th Baron. There are books and manuscripts of Cardinal Weld in
the Collection. William Clifford (1823-1893), the brother of the 8th Baron, was
the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton. Sir Hugh Clifford (1866-1941), the nephew
of the 8th Baron, held a number of posts in the Colonial Service, including
Governor of Ceylon, Governor of Nigeria and Governor of the Straits
Settlements. Sir Bede Clifford (1890-1969), a son of the 10th Baron, was
Private Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia in 1918-20 and later
held a number of vice-regal appointments.
The Clifford Collection was offered for sale in 1963 by Colonel Hugh
Clifford, following the death in the previous year of his uncle Charles
Clifford, the 11th Baron. Colonel Cliffords father, Lewis Clifford
(1889-1964), the 12th Baron, was married to an Australian, Mary Knox, the
daughter of Sir Adrian Knox, the Chief Justice of Australia. The collection was
purchased by the National Library in November 1963. It reached Canberra in
April 1964. The Chertsey Cartulary (item 65), possibly the most important
medieval manuscript held in Australia, was received in 1975, following the
granting of an export licence by the British Government.
1. Latin Bible, France, 13th Century.
2 Latin Book of Hours (some English), England, 15th Century
3 Latin Bible, and Remigius, Interpretations Nomium Hebraicorum, 13th
4 Latin Psalter and Missal, 14th Century
5 Latin and French Book of Hours, France, 13th Century
6 Latin Book of Hours, Italy, 15th Century
7 Latin prayer book, England, 15th Century
8 Latin breviary, Germany, 15th Century
9 Latin book of Hours, Southern Netherlands, 15th Century
10-64 Later manuscripts, 1605-1915
65 Latin Chertsey Cartulary, England, 14th Century
66-74 Later manuscripts, 1823-69
75 Latin fragment of Ovid, 13th Century
76 Correspondence of Charles Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford,
Fuller descriptions of the medieval manuscripts can be found in the
following two publications:
Sinclair: K.V. Sinclair. Descriptive catalogue of medieval and
Renaissance Western manuscripts in Australia, Sydney, Sydney University
Manion & Vines: Margaret M. Manion and Vera F. Vines. Medieval
and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts in Australian collections,
Melbourne, Thames and Hudson, 1984
Item 1 Latin Bible, France, 13th Century.
Clifford 1097/1, Sinclair - No.3 pp.11-13, Manion & Vines: No.68
Bible: manuscript on vellum: first leaf of Genesis decorated with a
vertical column enclosing tendrils of green and lilac on an alternate blue or
gold ground, headed by a grotesque reptile; rubricated in red and blue
throughout with very fine marginal flourishes and line endings in red and blue;
a finely written manuscript in double columns, 51 lines to the page, numerous
marginal annotations, 306 leaves (fault in leaves 56, 89, 102, 131, 162, 238,
262, which are original faults of vellum skin); fold-out at foot of leaves 255
and 273 to accommodate footnotes; 164 x 112 mm., in a 17th century red morocco
binding of decorative gilt corner-pieces enclosing in the centre an anchor
within a frame of coiled hands, and within the points of the anchor the
initials W.C. (?William Clifford); remains of green silk ties; the
manuscript probably executed in France, second half of the 15th century.
(Sinclair and Manion & Vines suggest 13th century.)
Item 2 Latin Book of Hours (some English), England, 15th
Clifford 1097/2, Sinclair - No.4 pp. 15-18, Manion and Vines: No.68
Book of Hours: Manuscript on vellum, 2 blanks, calendar of 12 leaves;
152 leaves (11. 76-80 blank) with 2 blanks at end; 17 lines to the page, page
size 140 x 95 mm. The first leaf after the calendar is decorated with a capital
D in red and blue enclosing a strawberry mounted in a cup of green,
blue and red leaves on a gold ground. The margin of the page is filled with a
border of flower scrolls; similar capitals and decoration on 11 other pages,
with numerous minor capitals in red and blue and gold, and capitals beginning
most sentences illuminated and decorated. Some rubrics are written in English
with line fillings in red, blue and gold. This manuscript is contained in a
rare and interesting early English binding of the mid-15th century, the panels
decorated with two columns of heraldic swans and stags within blind-ruled
borders. On the lower cover is similar tooling of St. George and the dragon and
of the sacred monogram, the remains of the original clasps. Unfortunately the
spine covering is missing. The manuscript was executed in England in the first
half of the 15th century.
Item 3 Latin Bible, and Remigius, Interpretationes Nomium
Hebraicorum, 13th Century
Clifford 1097/3, Sinclair - No.5 pp. 18-23, Not in Manion &
Bible: Manuscript on vellum, finely written in double columns, 50 lines
to the page, page size 155 x 105 mm. At folio 24 part of Exodus had been
misbound with a gathering of Numbers and Deuteronomy. There are marginal marks
of ownership in an early hand and capitals with fine marginal flourishes in red
and blue ink and similarly flourished in-fillings of some capitals. This
manuscript is bound in an early English calf binding with blind-tooled frame
enclosing a stamped centre ornament; a rare and very fine English manuscript of
the second half of the 13th. century, with 12th century fragments incorporated
in the binding.
Item 4 Latin Psalter and Missal, 14th Century
Clifford 1097/4, Sinclair - No.6 pp. 24-25, Not in Manion &
Cistercian Psalter, Breviary and Missal; Manuscript on
vellumcalendar begins April, 9 pp., 397 ll. (faults in leaves 210, 249
and 366, marginal decoration smeared); part in double columns, 32 lines to the
page; the greater part in single column of 26 lines to the page, rubricated in
red and blue. There are fine marginal flourishes in red and blue ink,
calligraphic capitals in red and blue; page size 142 x 110 mm., in a fine
contemporary German binding of stamped vellum over champered oak boards with
remains of original brass clasps. The stamped binding comprises a central
rectangle of interlaced flower sprays surrounded by seven compartments of New
Testament scenes, each with blind-stamped title. The lower cover is similarly
stamped with the figures of Saints; the manuscript written and signed at end by
Brother Henry, monk of Fqrstenfeld, Diocese of Freising, 1306.
Item 5 Latin and French Book of Hours, France, 13th
Clifford 1097/5, Sinclair - No.7 pp. 25-27, Manion & Vines: No.76
Book of Hours: Manuscript on vellum, 2 blank leaves, calendar of 12
leaves (the first three leaves are washed and with only illuminated initials
remaining), 138 leaves, followed by one blank at end. There are 17 lines to the
page. This book contains 12 full-page miniatures of, amongst others, the
Annunciation and the Shepherds (each of these has at an early period been cut
out and, probably at the time of rebinding, reset within original borders in
the first case, and remargined with plain vellum in the second). There are also
miniatures of the Manger, the Adoration of the Magi, the Flight into Egypt, the
Crucifixion and a Pieta in a different style by another (possibly later) hand.
Each miniature is surrounded by borders of scrolling foliage and fruits with
grotesque beasts and birds in blue, green, pink, lilac and red. Most pages have
marginal decoration of gold on red and blue grounds and line-fillings similarly
decorated; in a fine 17th century binding, possibly by Samuel Mearne, of
blind-tooled drawn-handle and floral arabesques within blind-tooled
borders; spine gilt, remains of silk ties, the vellum gilt-edged, executed in
France (possibly mid) 15th century.
Item 6 Latin Book of Hours, Italy, 15th Century
Clifford 1097/6, Sinclair - No.8 pp. 27-30, Manion & Vines: No.27
Book of Hours: Manuscript on vellum: Incipit officinis Bte Marie
virginis, with initial letter O enclosing a miniature of the Virgin
and Child, with borders of tendrils and flower sprays in red and blue and green
on an illuminated frame. At the foot there is a shield of a camel in silver
(now oxidised) on a blue ground. The shield is surrounded by a laurel wreath,
supported by putti borne upon tendrils of red, blue and green. Other capitals
are painted in red, blue and yellow, and those not completed are sketched in
ink; rubricated in red and blue throughout, and in the last leaves some
marginal flourishes in red ink; 139 ll. vellum, 14 or 15 lines to a page, page
size 154 x 111 mm; inscribed on end-paper: Mary E. Karanagh left this
book to her nephew Lord Clifford, 1898. Colour and decorative elements
indicate Ferrarese influence. Old mottled calf, spine gilt (spine slightly
wormed and worn), provincial Italian, late 15th early 16th century.
Item 7 Latin Prayer Book, England, 15th Century
Clifford 1097/7, Sinclair - No.9 pp. 30-34, Manion & Vines: No.53
Prayer-Book: A Collection of Prayers, manuscript on vellum, 1 blank, 207
leaves, 1 blank at end; page size 137 x 90 mm. with 18 lines to the page. The
capital letters are written in blue with marginal flourishes in red ink, and
capitals throughout in red and blue (passages in red have, in several instances
been off-set on opposite surface). The book has at some time has been slightly
affected by damp, with spotting on some leaves. This book is bound in 17th
century sprinkled calf, with two gilt rules enclosing a central panel of two
gilt filets with leaves and acorn ornaments at corners, spine gilt; the
manuscript executed in England late 15th early 16th century.
Item 8 Latin Breviary, Germany, 15th Century
Clifford 1097/8, Sinclair No.10 pp. 34-35, Manion & Vines: No.64
Breviary: Manuscript on vellum, 4 blanks, tabular leaf, 2 prefatory
leaves 325 11. There are 18 lines to the page, page size about 123 x 85 mm.
(original cutting of lower edges of some leaves irregular), calligraphic
capitals in red, blue and green ink, rubricated in red throughout. The
manuscript is housed in the original stained red vellum binding with original
centre and corner brass studs (centre stud of upper cover missing from its
fixing-pin, which remains). Outside measurement is about 12.5 mm x 8.7 mm. and
11.25 mm. thick. This manuscript was executed in Germany (inscribed on fly-leaf
Honble Mr Clifford, Munich) with unusual and interesting content,
Item 9 Latin Book of Hours, Southern Netherlands, 15th
Clifford 1097/9, Sinclair- No.11 pp. 35-38, Manion & Vines: No.54
Book of Hours: Manuscript on vellum, 6 leaves of calendar, 116 leaves
and one blank at end (last five leaves cockled); decorated with 26 full-page
miniatures of good quality. These include Christ with an orb and angels, the
Trinity, John the Baptist, St. George and the Dragon, the killing of St. Thomas
a Beckett, Saint Anne, Mary Magdalene, Saint Catherine, Saint Barbara,
the vigil in Gethsemane, and the taking of Christ. There are also miniatures
depicting Christ brought before Pilate, the scourging of Christ, the road to
Calvary, the Crucifixion, the Descent from the Cross, the Entombment; the
Virgin and Child, the Resurrection, with instruments of the Passion, and
others. Each miniature surrounded by broad borders on two sides, and tendrils
on the opposite sides, with scrolling stems of flowers and fruit in red, blue,
pink and green, heightened with gold (some borders only slightly rubbed). There
are diaper backgrounds to some miniatures in red, blue, green and gold checks;
nine small miniatures of the Passion; numerous decorated initials, and capitals
throughout in red, blue and gold; line fillings similarly decorated and
illuminated. This manuscript is bound in a contemporary blind stamped calf
binding (the manuscript loose in case), blind ruled and with frame of two lines
of stamped scrollwork; executed in the Low Countries, possibly for English use,
in the second half of the 15th century.
See also: Treasures from
the National Library - the Clifford Collection Book of Hours
Items 10-64 Later Manuscripts, 1605-1915
10. Oliver, George: Collections Illustrating the History of the Catholic
Religion in Devon and Cornwall. Part the First, a neatly written manuscript
with a dedication in the manuscript to the Right Honourable Charles Lord
Clifford signed by the author, written on ruled sheets of an exercise book,
4to, contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, Exeter 1820.
11. Oliver, George: Collections Illustrating the Catholic Religion in
the Counties of Devon and Cornwall, original manuscript of a book later
published and included in this collection, 4to, contemporary calf-backed
boards, Exeter, 1817.
12. Motives to the Catholic Faith, a manuscript in a fine hand probably
by Bernard Turbitt, inscribed His Day Book, 1679 8vo, contemporary
13. Crassy, Serenus: Arbor Virtutum, or an Exact Modell in which are
Represented all Manner of Vertues and Graves, a neat theological manuscript on
190 pages with index at end, 8vo, contemporary limp vellum Cambray, 17th
14. Various papers with mathematical drawings, bound together in a small
4to book of green stained parchment, 17th century.
15. An Introduction to Divine Wisedome Comprised in Diverse Spirituall
Treatises which containe ye Secrets of Mysticke Theology, a 17th century
manuscript neatly written, chapter headings in red ink, 8vo, contemporary calf
with central gilt emblems on sides with initials of Thomas Clifford burnt in on
top of the emblem.
16. A Manuscript Concerning the Virgin Mary, 4to, Contemporary boards,
uncut 347 pages. (18th century).
17. Miscellaneous manuscripts of the Clifford Family on Theological
issues, the Poor laws, Prisons, Hospitals, the Secret Treaty of Dover, and
Personal Opinions, stitched in four, 4to, gatherings in the form of a
18. Oraison Funebre and other addresses, a fair copy neatly written,
4to, 17th century red morocco with gilt framed sides, spine gilt, gilt
19. Service Book: a manuscript music book with manuscript dedication to
Thomas Weld within engraved borders of the title, oblong 4to, in a presentation
binding of contemporary red morocco. The Cardinals Arms are displayed in
gilt on covers surrounded by decorative borders with grotesque animals and
entwined stems of grapes and leaves, gilt edges (c. 1830).
20. Extracts from the Commentary on the Laws of England in Four
Books by Williams Blackstone, Solicitor General to her Majesty, in a clear
hand, 8vo, contemporary parchment backed boards, late 18th century.
21. Constitutiones of a Monastery of the Cistercians in Westmalle
Provinciae Antwerpientis, finely written 4to, half parchment and marbled
boards, 18th century.
22. Philosophiae, Pars Prima seu Logica, a manuscript neatly written in
Latin on 120 pages, 4to, contemporary limp vellum, the colophon stating
Monstelii anno 1719.
23. Brudenell, Thomas: Antiquae viae Regiae, viz.: The Auncient
Highwaies of our English Kings, or a Morrall Discourse upon the Auncient
Practises of the Regall Office or Sacred Oath. The authors original
manuscript is written on 135 numbered leaves in a fine clear hand, pages
faintly ruled in red to allow for text and cross references to other events of
the time, folio, original limp vellum with ties, n.d. (c. 1620).
24. An Official Manuscript of Summaries of the Parliaments held in
Sicily with the Names of the Members, a Draft of Proceedings, a note of the
Monies voted etc, folio, contemporary vellum. (c. 1605).
25. Cornwall, an Abstract of all the Demesne, Lands and Mannors, 8vo, in
a fine Court Hand showing the tenants, ages of tenants, rents values and other
details of the Estate with abstracts of annual rents. This manuscript has a
fine contemporary binding of black morocco within fully gilt borders comprising
a design of crown, crossed sceptres and floral ornaments with a central
arabesque of the same tools, the spine fully gilt, gilt edges (mid 17th
26. Fragment Contenant les Directions et Conseils pour les Voyageurs en
Suisse, manuscript with directions for the route, 4to, original wrappers, late
27. Nominal Roll of a Military Unit, a Company of Grenadiers, Compagnie
de Nugent and other Troops, the Soldiers named with their Ranks, Ages, Height,
Place of Birth, Date of Enrolment and Promotion. Folio, original vellum with
ties, 18th century.
28. Linien-Perspective, original manuscript treatise is written in a
clear neat German hand and divided into paragraphs, each numbered in Roman
Lettering. The title is inscribed on the manuscript which also has a pattern of
lines and frames, with the signature of Charles H. Clifford, 1840
on the title page, 4to. This manuscript has contemporary half morocco spine
gilt and marbled boards. It was written early in the 19th century.
29. Theological manuscript written in Italian: Tractatus de Religione,
small 4to, disbound, 18th century.
30. A List of the Congregation attached to the Chapel Ugbrooke,
Chudleigh Devon on the 6th December 1830. This manuscript consists of a list of
those persons who attend the Chapel at Ugbrooke and also shows their place of
31. The Nativity of a Person of Honour, Born 1630, August 1st 10h 15 A.M
Astronomically performed, 1670* original manuscript horoscope of Thomas, 1st
Lord Clifford of Chudleigh. The Manuscript is finely written on 32 pages with
horoscope tables and chapters under the general heading Some General
Astrological Observations on this Nativity, including, Of Health
and Sickness; Of Complexion Stature and Disposition. Other
chapters include Of Riches; Of Marriage and Issue;
Of Honour and Reputation; Of Friends and Enemey;
Of Imprisonment and Death, with a chapter of Observations on
Particular Yeares 4to. Original Manuscript has inscriptions using vellum
* This horoscope is referred to in Evelyns Memoirs. Refer
also Ashmolean, MSS 436.
32. Brudenell, Thomas: A Treatise of the True Causes of the
Prevarication of the Churches Liberties in Englande. The first chapter is
titled The Lawfulness of King Henry the 8th, his Marriage with
Queen Catherine, the Severall Impediments Annulled the Marriage of the said
King with Anne Bullen and disabled their issue to the Succession of the Crowne
of England, etc. The manuscript is written in the authors original hand
writing on 117 leaves in a fine clear hand with pages ruled into compartments
of text and for cross references to other events of the time. Folio. This
manuscript has original limp vellum and the Arms at the foot of the title leaf
of the families of Brudenell quartering Tiaard, Annesty, Streete Reynes
Borrard, Scudamour Leniston.
33. Incipit Officium gloriose Virginis Marie . . . manuscript in Gothic
script, on vellum, gilt edged, rubricated throughout, small 4to, in 19th
century red velvet binding with silver corner pieces and clasp, in buckram
covered box, 19th century.
34. Lettres sur le Saint Abandon parle Pere-Milley, Mort en odeur de
Saintete en assistant les Pestiferes a Marseilles, manuscript in a fine French
hand, 8vo, straight-grained buckram, inscribed inside cover J. Cardinal
Weld, French 19th Century.
35. Remembrances for Order and Decency to be kept in ye Upper House of
Parliament by the Lords when His Majestie is not there ... This manuscript is
written in a clear hand on 94 numbered pages, 12 mo. This manuscript is bound
in contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (c. 1690).
36. The spirituall conflict written in Italian by a devout servant of
God and lately translated into English out of ye same language, written in a
fine hand, small 8vo., original being vellum with remains of ties, pages
faintly ruled in red (c. 1650).
37. Carew, George: A Remonstrance of the Interessed in the Ships
Bona Esperanza and Henry Bona Adventura of London with
a Narrative of the Proceedings in the Case between the Assignes of William
Courten and the East-India Company of the Netherlands; woodcut on title ruled
in red, Roman and Black Letter. There is an insert at front of the manuscript
from the author signed and dated, Richmond, December 12th 1671 addressed to Sir
Thomas Clifford, Treasurer of His Majestys Household etc. There is an
manuscript leaf which contains the following inscription: A Perticular
Account of Monies lent and advanced by Sir Paul Pyndar to the Late King in the
Years 1638-1639 and 1640 folio, original sprinkled calf, spine gilt; with
interesting association items bound in at beginning.
38. Clifford, Charles, Sixth Baron): The Life of St. Jane
Frances de Chantal, authors original manuscript is 152 pages long,
undated and is bound in the original calf panels and red morocco labels.
39. Clifford, Charles, Sixth Baron): The life of Saint Mary
Magdalen de Pazzis, authors original manuscript on 360 pages, is undated
and has calf spine and marbled boards, (joints worn). Folio.
40. Manuscript Letters a letter-book containing Petitions to
the Sovereign, Account of Services, Transcription of Pamphlets of the Civil War
Period and other manuscripts relating to the Crown of England and Affairs of
State. This manuscript is bound together, clearly written by 3 or more hands on
180 leaves bound in contemporary calf with, blind rules and red morocco labels.
Folio item (c. 1646).
41. Martin, Gregory: Roma Sancta, that is the Holy Citie of Rome, so
called, and so declared to be, First for Devotion, secondly for Charitie, in
Two Books. The manuscript is written on 181 leaves in the authors original fine
clear hand, with corrections, additions, marginal notes, apparently
unpublished. Folio. This manuscript has 17th century calf red morocco label
with all edges uncut and in a fine state of preservation (Refer S.T.C. Nos.
17503-17508 for other works by Gregory Martin).
42. Clifford, Sir Thomas, 1st Baron Clifford, Lord
Treasurer to Charles II): Commonplace Book, original manuscript written on 367
leaves, including index, printed label of Mr Thomas Clifford dated 1647 on
inside front cover. There is some arithmetical notation on flyleaf and the
second flyleaf is torn, but there remains a note indicating that the manuscript
was in the hand of Thomas Clifford himself. This suggestion has since been
confirmed. Some of the pages have only a few lines while some pages are fully
covered with annotation, notes and quotations. Folio. The binding of this book
has contemporary panels of sprinkled calf and spine gilt (spine covering
loose). This manuscript is an unrecorded work that was not printed and belonged
to the Lord Treasurer.
43. Relation de lattaque retranchemens du col de lassiette
et du clos dorgueil. Le 19 Juillet 1747. Written on 6 pages long with a
44. Cayers Maconique. Tome premiere. 8vo. Not dated or paginated. Bound
in calf with masonic emblems in gilt on spine and sides. This item is an
illustrated work on freemasonry clearly written in French during the 18th
45. The Right Honourable Lord Cliffords Return to Ugbrooke Park.
This item is not dated but was probably written around 1829. This manuscript
was written on 35 pages, small 4to, bound qtr roan. Being verses celebrating
Lord Cliffords return from The House of Lords, where he was one of the
first three Peers to take their seats after the repeal of the laws disabling
46. Clifford, C.H.: Locked diary.
47. Clifford, Henry: The blood of ye Soule or pious Meditations on
ye pastion for Every day of ye Month write in to English by Henry
Clifford Gentleman Anno Domini September ye 24 1719. 537 pages.
48. George Knights Account with the right Honourable Hugh Lord
Clifford for the rents and profitts of his Lordships Estates in Somersetshire,
Warwickshire and Westmorland from the 25th of January 1748Midsummer 1750.
49. Canciones y Arras Espanolas. Manuscript music book.
50. Reflections on the sate of the Catholic Question May 1816
51. Engineering Notebook. 20th century
52. Tom Browns Deception. Manuscript of a play written
by a child, R. Parsley, 5 Barbican Place, Barslape. This manuscript contains
sketches and is bound in vellum.
53. Goode, J.: Notes on Real Property. 11 January 1882. 105 pages,
written in exercise book, cover damaged.
54. Calattini, Léonide: Longleat 24 février 1842.
Commonplace Book, with Autographs on front cover.
55. Theorie des Gaz
56. Clifford, Walter: Sketch book containing two pages of sketches of
gates, 12 May 1872.
57. Savori in Algebra.
58. Manuscript written in French concerning the Hindu religion.
59. Del Palermo Restaurato di D. Vincenzo di Giovanni Bentiluomo
Palermitano. Bound in vellum. 425 pages.
60. Minute book of the Committee for the internal defence of the County
of Devon written between 1794-1802. Folio.
61. Ledger, with lists of cattle and sheep sold and on the farm
(Ugbrooke ?) 1884-1915.
62. Subscription list for the memoirs illustrating the history of
63. Balzac, de: A collection of some modern epistles . . .
volume 4. Oxford, 1639.
64. Il Petrarcha con Lespositione di M. Gio Andrea
Gesvaldo. Appiesso Alessandro Griffio. 1581. 414 pages. RB CLI 1944A
Item 65 Latin Chertsey Cartulary, England, 14th
Clifford 1097/65, Sinclair No. 12, pp.38-40, not in Manion &
Cartulary of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter at Chertsey, Surrey,
England, recording acts of Iohannes de Rutherwick, Abbot of Chertsey, 1313-21,
1323-33, 1334-42, 1344-45. Manuscript on vellum, 153 leaves, page size 273 x
180mm. All sheets are cockled. Decorated with red rubrics, capitals red and
blue, initials blue and red, silver employed on some of the large initials.
17th century binding in sprinkled and panelled calf, spine gilt in six
compartments with red morocco label and lettering.
Items 66-74 Later manuscripts, 1823-69
66. Vivat Jesus: Spiritual instructions in form of Dialogues on the
states of Prayer. According to the doctrine of his Lordship J.B. Bonssuet,
Bishop of Meaux. This item was written by a Father of the Society of Jews and
translated from the original French in 1827.
67. Supplement to the English Roman Missal. Mary Lucy Clifford,
Ugbrooke, March 10th 1823. Many pages blank.
68. Exercise book of J. Jones, September 11th, 1834, containing maps and
dates of historical events in Europe.
69. Catholic poor Schools Committee: Correspondence and receipts, 1848.
70. Ugbrooke Catholic School: Correspondence and returns, 1863-64. 1
71. Bishop Vaughans Expenses Fund, 1869, comprising circulars and
letters relating to financial assistance to enable the Bishop of Plymouth to
attend the Vatican Council.
72. Catholic Papers and letters. 1788-1830. 1 bundle.
73. Catholic Papers. 1808-48. 1 bundle.
74. Catholic Papers. 1800-48. 1 bundle
Item 75. Latin Fragment, Ovid, 13th Century
Clifford 1097/75, Sinclair- No.13 pp. 40-41, Not in Manion &
Fragment of poem on vellum, one leaf, page size 258 x 194mm. The sheet
serves as covers for Les Devoirs du Chrétien envers Dieu, et les
moyens de pouvoir bien sen acquitter by Jean-Baptiste de la Salle,
Paris, 1817. The manuscript executed in second half of 13th century. Original
housed in Rare Books Collection, and glossy print in the Manuscript
Item 76 Correspondence of Charles Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford,
Miscellaneous letters received by Lord Clifford, 1812-25. Correspondents
include LAbbé Baruelle, Lord Cloncurry, James Parker, Thomas
Acland, E.B. Portman and John Cholwick. 1 folder
Clifford Collection Slides of Medieval
National Library copy
Set 1 (MS 1097/5 and MS 1097/9) Cold Store
Set 2 Duplicating copy PHOCUS Z 12
Set 3 Album 653A Viewing
MS 1097/5 Clifford (Sinclair 7) 15th Century French manuscript.
Horae Use of Chalon-sur-Marne
1 Annunciation fol. 25r
2 Visitation fol. 34r
3 Shepherds fol. 43r
4 Nativity fol. 47r
5 Magi fol. 51r
6 Flight fol. 55r
7 Presentation fol. 59r
8 David playing harp fol. 70r
9 Crucifixion fol. 86r
10 Pentecost fol. 93r
11 Job on the Dunghill fol. 97r
12 Pieta fol. 141r
MS 1097/9 Clifford (Sinclair 11) 15th Century English manuscript.
Horae Use of Sarum
1 Christ with 2 angels fol. 7r
2 Trinity fol. 13r
3 John the Baptist with lantern fol. 15r
4 Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury fol. 16r
5 St. George and the dragon fol. 17v
6 St. Christopher fol. 18v
7 St. Anne, Virgin and Child fol. 20r
8 St. Mary Magdalene fol. 21r
9 St. Catherine fol. 22r
10 St. Barbara fol. 23r
11 Agony in the Garden fol. 24r
12 Betrayal fol. 29v
13 Christ before Hered (Herod) fol. 39r
14 Flagellation fol. 42r
15 Christ bearing Cross fol. 44r
16 Crucifixion fol. 46r
17 Deposition fol. 48r
18 Entombment fol. 50r
19 Virgin and Child fol. 53v
20 Visitation fol. 62r
21 Christ being nailed to Cross fol. 65r
22 Cross and Crown of thorns and Wounds fol. 65v
in right and left
hand fol. 66r
23 Sad Heart, right foot and left fol. 66v
foot and Virgin and Child
24 John the Evangelist fol. 67v
25 Mary and John at foot of Cross fol. 68v
26 Judgement Day fol. 73r
27 Burial Service fol. 86r
28 Commendation of souls fol. 102v
29 Instrument of Passion fol. 112v
See also: Treasures from
the National Library - the Clifford Collection Book of Hours
Revised March 2002