MS 1097 comprises a collection of medieval and later manuscripts including prayer books, bibles and essays collected by various members of the Clifford family and relating mainly to Roman Catholicism. The collection includes the Cartulary of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter at Chertsey, Surrey, England. There is also one folder of correspondence of Charles Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford, 1812-1825 (76 items).
The collection was the family library of the late Baron Clifford of Chudleigh and was sold to the National Library in 1963 by his heir Colonel Hon. Hugh Clifford of Ugbrooke Park, Cudleigh, Devon, England.
Manuscript reference no.: MS 1097.
Selected items are also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room
Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-115309479.
Items in English, Latin, French, Spanish and Italian.
Descriptive catalogue of medieval and Renaissance western manuscripts in Australia / K.V. Sinclair. Sydney : Sydney University Press, 1969
Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts in Australian collections / Margaret M. Manion and Vera F. Vines ; with a foreword by K.V. Sinclair. Melbourne : Thames and Hudson, 1984
Selected items exhibited in: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 10 July 2013 - 13 October 2013 and 22 March 2014 – 28 July 2014
Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012
Available for research. Not for loan. Reproductions (slides or microfilms) are to be used rather than original documents.
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