MS. Eng. hist. b. 229
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no full description available
The heading matches that of the inventory of Burley's goods in National Archives, E 154/1/19 , , as printed by M. Clarke, Fourteenth-Century Studies (Oxford, 1937), 119 n., and the present MS. appears to be a duplicate of that roll. Both rolls are unprinted although an extract, a list of twenty-one books owned by Burley, was published from the TNA document by V. J. Scattergood, 'Two medieval book lists', The Library 5th ser. 23, 237.
Fols. 11–16, 19–30v, 31r-v, 33r are 18th (?)-19th cent. transcripts of the preceding. Fols. 16v-18v, 32r-v blank. Fols. 36r-42, 19th-cent. notes on Simon Burley and the Burley family.
Provenance and Acquisition
Formerly bound with other 14th- and 15th-century documents (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 774–5, Ch. Suffolk 1579, Ch. England 19–53) in a collection owned and perhaps assembled by Thomas Martin.
Craven Ord, lot 1014 in his sale, 25 Jan. 1830.
Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS. 4103.
Sotheby's, 26 June 1975; bought.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.