The collection comprises 75 English and European manuscripts, including nine medieval volumes and one of three extant 14th century Chertsey Abbey cartularies, books owned by Cardinal Weld and writings about the Catholic religion. There is also a file of correspondence of Charles Clifford, 6th Baron Clifford, dating from 1812-1825 (76 items).
The collection formed part of the family library of the late Charles Clifford, 11th Baron Clifford, of Ugbrooke Park, Cudleigh, Devon, England.
Manuscript reference no.: MS 1097.
The digitisation of items 1-9 and item 65 was made possible by the generous financial support of donors to the Medieval Manuscripts Appeal (2014). The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges this support.
The following selected items are also available on microfilm at the National Library of Australia: 13, 15, 17, 30, 40, 41, 42, 72, 73 (mfm G 7676-7683); Chertsey Cartulary (mfm G 24143); Cayers Maconique (mfm G 25114). The microfilm can be used in the Newspaper and Family History Zone or borrowed on interlibrary loan.
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. Please note: Items 1-9 and item 65 have been digitised and are available online. The originals of these may only be viewed by prior arrangement with the Curator of Manuscripts.
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