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Sir Robert Cotton, antiquarianism and estate administration: a Chancery Decree of 1627

Roger B. Manning

Abstract

THE Chancery Decree of 5 November 1627, found on Public Record Office, Chancery Decree Roll, C. 78/300/1, is a lengthy, but very interesting document, consisting of eleven membranes of a parchment roll. It illustrates an aspect of Sir Robert Cotton's antiquarian researches, which has been but little investigated.

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