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Illuminated calligraphic manuscript entitled A Selection from the Collects, by Louisa Mary Freeman, c 1880

 Item
Identifier: Ms.Add.5
Illuminated calligraphic manuscript by Louisa Mary Freeman
Illuminated calligraphic manuscript by Louisa Mary Freeman

Scope and Contents

This is a manuscript entitled A Selection from the Collects, by Louisa Mary Freeman. Each page is highly illuminated, and includes a prayer and a note indicating when to recite said prayer (for example 'Sixth Sunday after Epiphany', and 'Ninth Sunday after Trinity'), a decorated initial, and richly illuminated borders.
Also includes a contemporary carte de visite portrait of Louisa Mary Freeman, taken by Hennah & Kent in Brighton.

Dates

  • c 1880

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Written out on card with the sheen of Japanese vellum. Small Quarto, bound by Riviere & Son in full brown morocco, decorated in gilt with fleur de lys and ornated borders on both covers and the spine.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repositopry in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Almost nothing is known of the author and calligrapher, Louisa Mary Freeman (née Hawker).

Extent

1 volume

1 photograph

Physical Location

Ms.Add.5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2014. Initially catalogued as a rare book; accession no RBP-Accn-2014-70.

Physical Description

Written out on card with the sheen of Japanese vellum. Small Quarto, bound by Riviere & Son in full brown morocco, decorated in gilt with fleur de lys and ornated borders on both covers and the spine.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in January 2020, using information from the seller.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379