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(7) Lawrance and Elizabeth Horwood. n.d.
(8) Francis Smith, his halfe-penny. n.d.
(9) John Eson. 1657.
(10) I. B. in Stratford, mercer. n.d.

A single specimen only, found at Stratford in February, 1848. (II) Richard Hicks. The Angel, his halfpenny. n.d. ✓ (12) John Boulton, carrier. n.d. (13) Edward Rogers, bookbinder, 1668.

Tokens of provincial bookbinders are of unusual occurence, and it is notable that Stratford should at so early a period have supported this special trade. (14) Thomas Taylour of Stratford-upon-Avon. n.d. (15) John Willmor, Stratford. n.d. (1650] (16) Daniel Mason, 1668. Grocers Arms. (17) Daniel Mason. n.d. (18) Edward Smith in Stratford-upon-Avon. n.d. (19) William Bradford at the Bear in Bridgetown. n.d. (20) Mulberry Tree Inn. W. Court. modern. (21) Warwickshire Halfpenny. 1791.

A duplicate inferior example is marked as having been found at the Birthplace in 1862. (22) Richard Hunt. 1667.

✓ (23) Borough of Stratford halfpenny. 1669.

“Agreed that 6lbs. of halfpence be bought and stamped with the Corporation armes upon them, and delivered into the hands of the Chamberlynes to exchange the same, and what profit shall accrue by putting them forth shall be layed out for the benefit of

Corporation MSS., 1669. There is an order dated October 1, 1669, "for other persons who have put forth halfpence, etc., to call them in under a penalty." (24) A Shakespeare halfpenny. n.d.

the poore.

(25-27) Three Nuremburg tokens.

Two were found at the Mill at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1855; the third (with a cross) on the site of Luddington Chapel in April, 1844. (28-30) Three silver coins of Charles I.

One of these is noted by Mr. Wheler as baving been found, in February, 1839, on taking down the old Workhouse in Henley Lane at the corner of Hell Lane. (The Catholic School now (1909) stands upon the site). (31) A Queen Anne's farthing, 1714, of the common type. (32) A farthing of the year 1675. Found in the garden of Shakespeare's Birthplace, June, 1862.

Presented by MISS ANNE WHELER.

154.-"Fragments of brick from the Birthplace proper, taken up when the window or opening to the cellar was made or restored in 1862."


155.—A snuff-box made from the wood of the "One Elm" boundary-tree, Stratford-upon-Avon, cut down in 1847

Presented by THOMAS GIBBS. 156. Painting, executed at the end of the 17th Century, of Windsor Castle, etc. from the river, showing the street down which Falstaff is represented in the Merry Wives of Windsor as having been carried in the buck-basket; in oil, 4 ft. 51 in. by 2ft. 6 in.

This, and a similar picture of the same date, apparently by the same artist, preserved at Greenwich Hospital, are believed to be the two earliest paintings of Windsor known to exist.

Presented by J. O. HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS, 1866.

157. An imaginary picture of the interior of the Globe Theatre, Bankside, in the days of Shakespeare. Photograph of a painting by George Pycroft, May 1872.

Presented by Miss ELLA PYCROFT, Scarning

Rectory, Norfolk, 4 March, 1908.

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158.—THE POET'S STRATFORD ESTATE-THE ORIGINAL CONVEYANCE OF 107 ACRES OF LAND IN OLD STRATFORD FROM WILLIAM AND JOHN COMBE TO SHAKESPEARE, IST MAY, 1602.-Deed of Feoffment, dated the “ ffirste daie of Maye in the ffowre and ffortieth yeare of our Soueraigne Ladie Elizabeth” (1602) from William Combe of Warrwicke, Esquier, and John Combe of Olde Stratford, gentleman, to William Shakespeare of Stretford-vppon-Avon, gentleman, for and in Consideracion of the somme of Three Hundred and Twentie Poundes of Currant Englishe money, of ffowre yarde lande of errable lande within the parrishe or towne of Olde Stretford Conteyninge by estimacion One Hundred and Seaven acres. And also all the Common of Pasture for Sheepe horse kyne or other Cattle in the feildes of Olde Stretford aforesaide to the saide ffowre yarde lande belonginge-now or late in the seueral tenures or occupacions of Thomas Hiccoxe and Lewes Hiccoxe.

Endorsed. Sealed and delivered to Gilbert Shakespere to the use of the within named William Shakespere in the presence of Anthony Nasshe, Jhon Nashe, William Sheldon, Humfrey Maynwaringe, Rychard Mason.

Printed in • Halliwell-Phillipps' Outlines,” 6th edition, 1886, vol ii, pp. 17-19,

159.—THE POET'S STRATFORD ESTATE-CONVEYANCE TO SHAKESPEARE, IN 1605, OF THE MOIETY OF A LEASE, GRANTED IN 1544, OF THE TITHES OF STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, OLD STRATFORD, WELCOMBE, AND BISHOPTON.-Assignment by Ralph Hubande, of Ippesley co. Warw., Esq., to William Shakespeare, of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., for £440, of a moiety of tithes in Stratford, Old Stratford, Welcombe, and Bishopton, co. Warw., for the residue of a lease for 92 years from the Warden and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of Stratford, dated 7 July, 36 Hen. VIII (1544), paying yearly to the Bailiff and Burgesses £17 and to John Barker £5. Dated 24 July, 3 James I. (1605). Signed—“Raffe Huband.”

Witnesses--William Huband, Anth, Nashe, Fra. Collyns.

Printed in Halliwell-Phillipps' Outlines, 6th Edn., 1886, vol. 11, pp. 19-24.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER,

160.—Bond froin William Coinbe, of Old Stratford, to Francis Smith, of Stratford-upon-Avon, mercer, in £40, to perforın covenants in articles on the

part of himself, Katherine his wife, and Thoinas Combe his brother with the said Francis Smith of the saine date. Dated 6 May, 21 Jas. I. 1623.

Signed; with seal. Witnesses--Francis Ainge, John Eston, Rich. Robbins, and others.

Presented by MISS ANNE WHELER. 161.-JOHN FLORIO; ITALIAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY 1598.—A Worlde of Wordes, Or Most copious, and exact Dictionarie in Italian and English, collected by Iohn Florio. Printed at London, by Arnold Hatfield for Edw. Blount, 1598. Folio.

The first edition of one of the best Dictionaries of Shakespeare's time.

This volume is of peculiar interest from the fact that it was purchased on publication by Sir George Carew, of Clopton House, Stratford-upon-Avon, (afterwards Lord Carew of Clopton and Earí of Totnes) who married Joice, eldest daughter of William Clopton, of Clopton, Esq., May 31, 1580. Carew's autograph signature appears on the title page with the date 1598. By the Corporation Charter of July 23, 1611, Sir George was appointed to be the first High Steward of Stratford-upon-Avon; he died in the Savoy buildings, London, March 27, 1629, and was buried in the family vault of the Cloptons at the east end of the North aisle of Stratford-uponAvon Church, May 2, 1629. It would appear that Sir George presented, in 1611, the volume to his private secretary, Sir Thomas Stafford, whose autograph signature, with that date, is on the title page below that of Ĉarew.

Purchased, July, 1904. 162.-Two-handed sword of state, 4 ft. 10 in. long, formerly borne before the High Bailiffs and Mayors of Stratford-upon-Avon; in a scabbard of red leather bound with brass, 16th century. John Shakespeare, the

poet's father, filled the office of High Bailiff for one year, viz., 1568-9.


UPON-Avon. 163.- A ponderous halberd-head of the time of Queen Elizabeth, 133 in. long and weighing 3lbs. 43ozs.

Shakespeare alludes to the weapon in more than one passage Cf.' Advance thy halberd higher than my breast.'-RICH. III. 1, 2, 40.

Presented by J. O. HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS, 1865

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