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Medieval manuscripts and documents from the Nan Kivell calligraphy collection, circa 10th century-1819 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1238746
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Nan Kivell, Rex, 1898-1977
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 10th century-1819] 
8 metres (235 items) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ;

Summary

The documents were collected by Sir Rex Nan Kivell as specimens of early calligraphy and/or examples of early documentation. He acquired them over a number of years from varied sources which were not recorded. The majority are of English origin but there are also French, German and Italian examples. The pre-1500 material comprises legal documents and fragments from manuscripts of theological, biblical, musico-liturgical and literary works. The legal documents include deeds of gift, recoveries, leases, marriage settlements, bonds, apprenticeship indentures, quit claims, extracts of inquisitions post mortem accounts, letters, and an indenture relating to Drury Lane Theatre. A collection of papers and deeds relating to the family and property of the Elliott family of Salisbury, Hampshire, dating from 1561 to 1785 also forms part of the collection.

Biography/History

Rex Nan Kivell was an art dealer, collector and cultural benefactor. Further biographical information available online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1035480.

Notes

Manuscript reference: MS 4052.

The digitisation of the items in this collection was made possible by the generous financial support of donors to the Medieval Manuscripts Appeal (2014). The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges this support.

Selected item(s) also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-201514812

Cited In

Guide to collection of manuscripts relating to Australia. Canberra : National Library of Australia, 1965.

Index/Finding Aid Note Guide to the Nan Kivell calligraphy collection arranged, described and edited by Barbara Ross. 1 v. of text, 5 v. of photographs. 
Subjects Elliot family.  |  Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London England)  |  Manuscripts, Medieval.  |  Legal documents -- Early works to 1800.  |  Calligraphy, English.  |  Calligraphy, Italian.  |  Calligraphy, German.  |  Calligraphy -- Specimens  |  Music -- 500-1400.  |  Music -- 15th century.  |  Charters -- Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 0901-1819 

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