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164.-Iron-bound oak box ii} in. by 71 in. by 51 in., with two locks, said to have formerly belonged to the Hart family, occupants of the Birthplace, and the direct descendants of Shakespeare's sister; early 17th century.

Purchased.

165.-An Elizabethan trencher found in an old house in Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Purchased, November, 1903.

166.-Shallow dish, 8 in. in diameter, with indented edges, and scroll work and figures in yellow and blue on a white ground, in the centre a winged cupid; Italian, 16th century.

Bequeathed by F. W. FAIRHOLT.

167.--A viatorium, or pocket dial, in brass, of the Shakespearean period. It in. in diaineter. For another specimen see No. 48 above.

Presented by A. Y. AKERMAN, F.S.A., 1869.

168.—Plate, 98 in. diameter, with sunk centre and flat sloping sides : a mounted warrior, in classical arınour, with sword in the left hand, the coloursblue, green, yellow, and grey. Italian majolica, 16th century.

Bequeathed by F. W. FAIRHOLT.

169.—A 16th century bullet-shaped iron padlock, I} in. diameter, found at Luddington, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Presented by JOHN BALDWIN, Luddington.

1868.

170.-Shallow dish, 71 in. diameter, with fluted sides, in the centre a wingless cupid. Italian majolica. 16th century.

Bequeathed by F. W. FAIRHOIT.

171.-Dark blue glass jug, 64 in. high, on it two hounds chasing a fox, round the neck the date 1599; of German make.

Bequeathed by F. W. FAIRHOLT.

172.—A broad bottomed green glass jug, 8 in. high and 6 in. in diameter at its widest part.

Traditionally known as Shakespeare's Jug, it belonged to William Hunt, Town Clerk of Stratford-upon-Avon, (horn 1731, died 1783).

“Garrick sipped wine from this Jug at his Jubilee in 1769.”

Presented by W. O. HUNT.

173.—Venetian glass jug, 93 in. high, with handle and spout, the handle surinounted at the top by a cock, all uncoloured.

Bequeathed by F. W. FAIRHOLT.

174.-A piece of oak cut from the corner of Shakespeare's desk about the beginning of the 19th century.

It was acquired by Richard Thomas Tasker, M.R.C.S., F S.A., (born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1819) during his education at the Grammar School, and treasured by him up to the time of his death in 1879.

Presented by his daughter, MISS ANNE M. TASKER,

Melbourne, Derbyshire, November, 1899.

175:--Goblet, 71 in. high, bowl 33 in., made and carved about 1760, by Thomas Sharp, of Stratfordupon-Avon, from Shakespeare's mulberry tree; with bust of Shakespeare, his arins and crest, mulberry leaves and fruit; lined and tipped with silver.

Upon the silver rim is engraved :

“And that I love the tree from whence thou sprang'st Witness the loving kisse I give the fruit."

3 HENRY VI. v. 7. At one time the property of Joseph Shepherd Munden, (1758-1832) the famous comic actor.

On a card:From this goblet the distinguished Actors named the Rebellious Eight, i.e. Messrs. Fawcett, Munden, Johnstone,

Incledon, Holman, H. Johnston, Pope and Knight, were wont[in 1800] at their meetings held to consider the differences subsisting betwixt them and the Proprietors of Covent Garden Theatre to pledge the Immortal Memory of Shakespeare.”

Presented by JOSEPH MAYER, F.S.A., to Dr.

Kingsley, at bis Mayor's Feast in September, 1868, with a view to its being deposited in the Birthplace Museum.

176.-Piece of oak, 41 in. by 24 in., labelled “Wood from Shakespeare's Pew (in Stratford Church) removed in 1839." The pew stood in the Nave against the north-east pillar.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

177.-A goblet, 71 in. high and 51 in. diameter, carved from wood of Shakespeare's mulberry tree, with bust of Shakespeare, ivy-leaves, etc.

Presented by THE REV. ELIAS WEBB.

178.-A goblet carved from the wood of Shakespeare's crab tree, 71 in. high, bowl 3 in. diameter.

Purchased.

179.-An inkhorn, of the Elizabethan era.

Presented by W. R. YARDLEY, Birkenhead.

180.—A portion of an Exchequer Tally, with inscription, “De Johanne filio Johannis de Repinghal de arreragiis computi patris sui." (Of John son of John de Repinghall for the arrears of his father's account).

Cf. “Our fore-fathers had no other books but the score and the tally.

2 HENRY VI. iv. 7. 37. Mr. John Courroux, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law,

Retired Assistant Secretary of H. M. Customs. (1 June,

1905), writes of the uses of the tally thus:

“The raising of the charge of Customs duties by the use of Tallies may be described as follows:

Payment of money for Custonis duties was made into the Exchequer by the proper Accounting Officer, usually the ‘Customer,' that is the Principal Officer for carrying on and superin

tending the business relating to the revenue, who was also, by the Sovereigu's Letters Patent, the Collector of the great and Petty Customs and of the subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage-sometimes the Sheriff who was recognized as the Farmer or Collector of the Revenue. The proper place of payment was at the Receipt or Lower Exchequer at the Office of the Tellers who entered the sum paid in a book. The entry was immediately transcribed on to a Slip of Parchment called the “Teller's Bill,' and thrown down a pipe into a place designated tre •Tally Court' where the 'tally' was struck or levied. A Tally was a square stick of hazel or some other hard wood, nine or ten inches long, on which at intervals of numeration, in increasing value from right to left, certain notches were cut which indicated the sum in the Teller's Bill, a large notch of one inch and a half indicated One thousand pounds, a notch of one inch One hundred pounds, and still smaller notches stood for less suns. The Clerk of the Pells entered the Bill with the name of the Teller whom he charged with the sum. Such entry was called the 'Pell of Receipt.' and the Tally writer wrote the suni on the two sides of the stick of wood which was then cleft from the head to the shaft through the notches, one half called the · Tally' being retained at the Exchequer by the Chamberlains, the other half called the Counter Tally' or 'Foil' being delivered to the person paying in the money as his discharge in the Exchequer of Account. On every occasion of payment by the proper officer of his account into the Receipt these two halves were brought together, and the new Entry was recorded by new notches across the cleft. The two pieces were then separated and dealt with as before, but they were again connected at the completion of the Officer's Account when the two halves, in order to be a valid check, were required to correspond, cut for cut, and letter for letter.

Tallies were dispensed with by Statute 23 Geo. III., c. 82, Sec. 2., and indented checks were substituted as receipts. The system, however, continued until 1826 on the death of the last of the Chamberlains of the Exchequer. In 1834 an order was issued for the destruction of the returned Tallies, and they were utilized as fuel for the stoves of the House of Lords, but the too extravagant use of them overheated the flues and resulted in the burning of the Houses of Parliament.”

Presented by JOHN LANE, Old Town, Stratford

upon-Avon, 1880.

181.-Large silver extinguisher surmounted by an eagle" found in an oxidized state in a house in the Old Town formerly belonging to the Clopton Family: " about 1700.

Purchased.

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