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Augustus Frederick, Prince, 1773-1843 (Duke of Sussex)



  • Existence: 1773 - 1843


H.R.H. Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), was the 6th son of George III by Charlotte Sophia. His titles included, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland; Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg; He was also created Baron of Arklow in Ireland, Earl of Inverness in North Britain, and created Duke of Sussex on Nov. 27, 1801.

The Duke was a great bibliophile, and his library was expanded book-by-book (as opposed to large acquisitions) from 1819 to 1830. His librarian and surgeon, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, oversaw the library's expansion and cataloged its contents. A catalogue of the theological manuscripts was published in 1827 under the title "Bibliotheca Sussexiana." Of the Duke's 50,000 manuscripts, 12,000 were theological and 51 were in Hebrew. The Duke was known for spending lavish amounts of money on his library to purchase new volumes and to build custom-made bookcases.

Source: Fincham, Henry. Artists and engravers of British and American book plates, a book of reference for book plate and print collectors. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., ltd., 1897. 74.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Book of Hours, 15th century

Identifier: MS 47
Scope and Contents Book of Hours in Latin and Flemish from the 15th century, of Dutch origin. The Use is not identified, but Kalendar, Litany, and one Flemish rubric establish a Flemish provenance, and seem to point further to Thérouanne and Saint Omer.Kalendar: starts on f. 1r. Contains commemorations of Saints and Martyr, and other festivities (the most important are written in red). The nonth of January is missing.15 February: ...
Dates: 15th century

Composite manuscript including two different texts, late 15th century

Identifier: MS 103
Contents Contains two texts bound together, both in the same hand.ff. 1r-27r: 'Manuale'('Manual') attributed to Augustine of Hippoff. 27v-332v: 'Sermo de miseria humana' ('Sermon on human misery') attributed to Bernard of ClairvauxThe texts are described separately, under MS 103/ff. 1r-27r; and MS 103/ff. 27v-32v. Writing Written in good Italian minuscule. ...
Dates: late 15th century

Robert Grosseteste's Latin translation of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, 15th century

Identifier: MS 67
Contents Manuscript of Robert Grosseteste's Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs produced in Italy in the 15th century. Robert Grosseteste was bishop of Lincoln 1235-1253. He is better known for his scientific treatises in Latin and French. The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs is a translation into Latin from the original apocryphal Greek text. According to Matthew Paris (Hist. Maj.,sub. anno 1242,...
Dates: 15th century