Collection ID: LMC 1673
Printable View Printable View

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Macclesfield, Thomas Parker, Earl of, 1666?-1732
Abstract:
The Parker mss., 1264-1871, consist of commonplace books, legal records, account books, volumes on heraldry, rhetoric and logic, genealogy, sermons, political tracts, a diary, gazetteer and a jest book in verse.
Extent:
19 linear feet (95 volumes)
Language:
Materials are in English, Latin, and Greek.
Preferred citation:

[Item], Parker mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Bookplates designating former owners include those of Sir Thomas Parker of the Inner Temple, first Earl of Macclesfield (second creation), 1666- 1732, Swynfen Jervis of the Middle Temple, 1700-1771 and William Henry Ricketts, -1799, Bencher of Gray's Inn. The relationship of the three men is shown on a genealogical chart in the Parker mss. vertical file. Other names written in the front of some of the volumes which may indicate former owners are: Robert Ayerst, William Bagot, Francis Chantrey, Elizabeth Chitty, Lady Elizabeth Cholmeley, Cusworth, Charles Knightly, Alfred Haviland, Henry Holland, Mr. Horndon, David Pennant, Sir Thomas Phillipps, Hannah Swynock, Arthur Vicars.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of commonplace books, legal records, account books, volumes on heraldry, rhetoric and logic, genealogy, sermons, political tracts, a diary, gazetteer and a jest book in verse.

The manuscripts bearing the Phillipps numbers formerly were a part of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1792- 1872.

Note on Indexing Term - "Science": Of interest: Notes on the study of astronomy geometry and geography, undated.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 1967
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged chronologically with the exception of the Phillipps mss, which are ordered according to Phillipps numbers.

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Parker mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu