Add. Ch. 8429
The contract between Dryden and Jacob Tonson for his translation of Virgil, in a professional rounded hand, signed by Dryden and witnessed by William Congreve (who possibly had a hand in the drawing up of the contract), on vellum, 15 June 1694. 1694.
*DrJ 376: John Dryden, Document(s)
Edited in William Congreve: Letters & Documents, collected and edited by John C. Hodges (London, 1964), No. 61.
Add. Ch. 9295
An agreements, signed by Davenant, for the forming of a theatre company with Thomas Betterton and others, 5 November 1660. Signed by Davenant. 1660.
*DaW 146: Sir William Davenant, Document(s)
Add. Ch. 9296
An agreement, signed by Davenant, for the forming of a theatre company with Thomas Betterton and others, 11 March ‘1660’. 1661.
*DaW 147: Sir William Davenant, Document(s)
Add. Ch. 26514
An assignment of a share in the Duke's theatre, 1661. 1661.
DaW 148: Sir William Davenant, Document(s)
Add. Ch. 26607
Grant of arms by Camden as Clarenceux King of Arms, to Robert Wakeman, DD, of Beerferris, Devon, including Camden's copy of lines from Chaucers's ‘Nun's Tale’, 1616.
CmW 177: William Camden, Document(s)
Add. Ch. 37644
A bill of sale of all Hubert's household furniture and moveable fittings in the Manor of Stansted-Mountfichet, Essex, to Sir Thomas Middleton, Alderman of London, for £200, in a professional hand on a single membrane of vellum, signed by Hubert himself (‘Huberd’), with signatures of three witnesses on the verso, 29 July 1608. Lacking the original ‘Schedule or Inventory’ and seal. 1608.
*HuF 25: Sir Francis Hubert, Document
Recorded in Mellor, p. xxxv n. 3, with a facsimile of Hubert's signature, p. 278.
Add. Ch. 61215
Autograph signature, on an indenture between Lovelace and Mary and Thomas Cheeseman relating to the purchase of property at Smarden, 4 August 1645. 1645.
*LoR 57: Richard Lovelace, Document(s)
Discussed in the Rev. A.J. Pearman, ‘The Kentish Family of Lovelace’, Archæologia Cantiana, 10 (1876), 211.
Add. Ch. 66605
Walton's autograph signature as witness, on an assignment of a judgment debt by Anne Hannah King (daughter-in-law of Henry King, Bishop of Chichester) and Mr Butler to Thomas Lee, 3 May 1677. 1677.
*WtI 35: Izaak Walton, Document(s)