The original almanac was previously owned by Sir John English Dolben (c.1750-1837), 4th baronet of Finedon Hall, Northamptonshire, and the poet Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell (1887-1964). A paper label tipped in after fol. 7 has two inscriptions in different hands: 'This ancient and curious MS given to my Father by Sir English Dolben Bart. of Finedon Hall Northamptonshire' and 'Given by a descendant of the above, to Edith Sitwell, with deep and sincere gratitude, and affection. May 1940.' MS.8932 is in a fragile condition and can only be consulted by appointment and under supervision of the Wellcome Library Conservation Department. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for further information. It is advisable to provide a minimum of five working days advance notice if you wish to make an appointment to view this manuscript. This video was produced to demonstrate the opening of the leaves of this delicate almanac which cannot be physically produced in the library for conservation reasons. Some images displaying the item as an artefact can be viewed on the Wellcome Images website, image numbers C0096769-86. The poster image for this file is C0096779.
Video created by Ben Gilbert, Photographer, Wellcome Library, 2014.
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