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MS 6 Hampshire and Isle of Wight MSS: small collections and single items

The University of Southampton has over the years received, by donation or by purchase, a number of varied single items or very small collections of manuscripts relating to Hampshire and Isle of Wight, which have now been grouped together as MS 6.

Date range:

1759-1976


MS 6/1 A pardon from King James I to Thomas Urrey of Thorley, Isle of Wight, 8 Jun 1604

Former References:

AO139


MS 6/2 Pre-nuptial marriage settlement: bargain and sale of the manor of Barton Peverell in the parish of South Stoneham, 17 May 1759

Former References:

AO138


MS 6/3 Ordinances of the drapers of Andover, Hampshire, 1575: mid-18th century copy

A small octavo notebook, with paper leaves in a marbled paper cover, containing a mid-18th century copy of the ordinances of the drapers of Andover, Hants, original dated 26 July 1575. The volume is entitled `Ordinances of the guilde of merchants in Andevor in the county of Southampton, which guilde is divided into three severall fellowships whereof these are only of the fellowships of drapers'. The copy may have been made by a justice of the peace.

Former References:

AO181


MS 6/4 Leather bound volume containing a survey of the manor of Appleshaw, Hampshire, property of James Edwards, Esquire, c. 1803

Former References:

A39


MS 6/5 Deed of release between Richard North and his trustee, and Charles Butterworth, relating to property at Portsea, Hants, 12 Feb 1813

Former References:

AO144


MS 6/6 Share certificate of Isaac Galpin in the Bursledon Bridge and Road Company, 1815

Former References:

A79


MS 6/7 `Notitia topographica or descriptive sketches of the scenery of the Isle of Wight': manuscript description of part of a tour of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, with contemporary engravings and lithographs, 1840s, (including a watercolour of Southampton, 1851). This volume covers only the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth.

A further volume from this tour is described as item 227 in George's catalogue 700, Fine and rare books from six centuries (Bristol, 1988) p. 47: `Notitia topographica; or descriptive sketches of the scenery of the Isle of Wight: and also of the southern coast of England, comprehending notices and illustrations of various parts of Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, being the substance of two excursions made into those parts in the years 1826 and 1828'. This further volume records the tour made in 1828 from London into Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and the the return journey. `Although the tour was made in 1828 the manuscript itself seems to date from the 1840s and the illustrations are certainly of this period. The printed title-pages and occasional references in the text, indicate that this is the second of two tours undertaken by the author and that there exists, possibly in a similar form, an account of his earlier journey which took him to Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.'

Former References:

A110


MS 6/8 A  bound volume containing a manuscript `journal of seven weeks peregrinations at the most beautiful place on earth, namely the Isle of Wight' by Sarah Jane Gilham, 1850

Former References:

A179


MS 6/9 Leather bound book with charts and graphs of meteorological observations at Shirley Warren, Southampton, 1863-77

Former References:

A56


MS 6/10 Manuscript analysis of iron ore, lignite and water at Sway, Hampshire, by John Attfield, 1866: contemporary copy

Former References:

AO228


MS 6/11 A volume containing `Schedule of furniture, etc., at Exbury House near Southampton leased with the residence from Lady Catherine Ricardo to H.B.Webster, Esq.', 23 Mar 1863

Former References:

AO208


MS 6/12 A volume containing a catalogue of deeds and papers of the Heathcote estate at Hursley Park, 1868 (continued up to 1909)

Former References:

AO206


MS 6/13 `Index to Hampshire fines', n.d., late 19th century

The fines are given numbers into the 1900s. Indexed by Brodie. It is unclear to what the numbers refer.

Former References:

AO118


MS 6/14 A letter from H.Williams, Quartermaster Sergeant, RAMC, to the John Burns, PC, about military voters at Aldershot, 17 Jun 1912

Former References:

AO135


MS 6/15 Papers about the laying of the foundation stone of the Pilgrim Fathers' Memorial, Southampton, 15 August 1912, the form of service for Pilgrim Day, 1913

Former References:

A99


MS 6/16 Scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes, etc., of Boy Scout and Red Cross activities at Hartley Witney, Hants, 1913-31

Former References:

A335


MS 6/17 A volume entitled `The parish of Rowner in the county of Southampton and diocese of Winchester and an index to its register with other matter relating to its history brought together in this manuscript volume by the Revd F.N.Davis, rector, largely from collections made by the Revd E.S.Prideaux-Brune, rector, 1884-1919, and printed in the parish magazine'

Former References:

AO203


MS 6/18 A letter from A.U.Austin, Honorary Treasurer, Lymington Convalescent Home, noting the likely disposal of the home under the trust deed as it is in need of extensive repairs before it reopens, 12 Apr 1926

Former References:

AO270


MS 6/19 Manuscript of a paper by Reginald W.Hooley, FGS, entitled `Excavation of an early British site on Worthy Down, Winchester', c. 1939

Former References:

AO134


MS 6/20 Reminiscences of Bishop's Waltham by E.C.M.Pitman, 1976

Former References:

A394

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