Miscellaneous notes concerning English heraldry, dealing chiefly with the ceremonial, with some on historical matters. Edit




  • 17th century. (Creation)


  • 188 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Sotheby's, 14 February 1938, lot 1049.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

    Contains the bookplate of Sir George Nayler, Garter King of Arms.

  • Arrangement

    iv + 184 folio.

  • Other Finding Aids

    A modern list of contents on a separate folded sheet has been tipped in at the beginning (folio 1).

  • Scope and Contents

    At the end, on two sheets bound into the volume (folios 182-183), are sketches of coats of arms in trick, including, among others, those of the Heptarchy and of the three English Kings of Arms, Garter, Clarenceux, and Norroy. With the sketches are notes about the disposition of the shields on a building which may have been the old College of Arms.