`Request and suite of a true harted Englyshe man wishyng the wealth of his native contrey`; a treatise, written by William Cholmeley, a London grocer, and addressed to Edward VI, proposing that wool should be dyed in England instead of abroad. Edit




  • 1553. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii (paper) + 37 folios.



  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresii (paper) + 37 folios. 130.00 x 185.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    130.00 x 185.00 millimetres

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript, which was apparently presented to Edward VI, is written in a formal book-hand and contains one large initial in gold, yellow and black on a brown ground.

  • Bibliography

    The work has been edited by W J Thoms in ‘Camden Miscellany’, ii (London, 1853).

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Vellum. Bound in brown calf stamped with the arms of Edward VI and texts from Proverbs and St Luke`s Gospel.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    The names James, Archibald and Thomas Lightbody appear on the flyleaves in a late 16th-century hand. The manuscript was presented to the Advocates’ Library in 1705 by William Blackwood, Edinburgh.