Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 330 (U.7.24)
Title: Directions How to Make Coloured and Gilded Letters
Date of Creation: Between 1699 and 1799
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Robert Freelove, Directions How to Make Coloured and Gilded Letters.
Robert Freelove's Directions how to make such Coloured and Gilded Letters, as are to be seen frequently in Old Manuscripts:
Begins - after the following title page:- DIRECTIONS | How to make such Coloured | and Gilded Letters, as are | to be seen frequently in old | Manuscripts. | Transcribed out of an antient | Manuscript in Biblioth: | Covent. Clas: 2 lib. 5. | By | Mrs. ELIZABETH ELSTOB | August 9th 1710 - (1, 2 recto [p. 1] lines 1-4): How to make Gilded Letters. | How thowe shall temper colourys | to gilde or to lymme with and | to make thyne assyse
Ends (5, 1 verso [p. 34] lines 17-20): thicker and putte thereto a litelle Ver. | degreece and lette it dissolve therein. | FINIS. | Transcribed Jan: 20. 1748-9 George Ballard.
Remarks: On the verso of iv, 4. in George Ballard's hand: "written by Rob. Freelove, 1525."
For Elizabeth Elstob (1683-1756), Anglo-Saxon scholar and authoress, see Dict. Nat. Biog. xvii. 334.
For George Ballard (1706-1755), antiquary and author, see Dict. Nat. Biog. iii. 84.
[Formerly R.4.16; R.4.50]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 5/8 x 4 3/4, ff. 18, originally ff. 20, well written in single cols. of 20 lines, each 5 x 3, margined with ink, not ruled, no signatures or catchwords, pagination (1-34), margins only ruled, running titles, no marginalia, clean, well preserved, rough edges. Cent. XVIII.
Binding: Millboards, covered calf, gilt-tooled sides (double lines) and panelled back. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 266.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 266.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Robert Freelove
copyist: George Ballard 1706-1755
Clerk, Magdalen College, Oxford.
copyist: Elizabeth Elstob 1683-1756
Anglo-Saxon scholar.
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