'Court Hand Restored, or, The Student's Assistant in Reading Old Deeds Charters etc.'
||'Court Hand Restored, or, The Student's Assistant in Reading Old Deeds Charters etc.'
||Dovaston, John, 1740-1808, nurseryman and antiquary
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||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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John Dovaston of The Nursery, West Felton, Shropshire, was born on 25 April 1740 and pursued wide-ranging interests as an attorney, antiquarian, naturalist, astronomer, musician and planter of trees. In 1795 he was successful as the plaintiff in the case of Dovaston v. Payne, the judgement in which has had lasting significance for the law of trespass. He was the father of the naturalist and poet John Freeman Milward Dovaston (1782-1854). He died on 31 March 1808.
Palaeographical manual, substantially a manuscript copy with enlargements of the book of the same title by Andrew Wright of the Inner Temple. With a note on the front free end-paper by A. N. L. Munby.
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Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, 'Court Hand Restored, or, The Student's Assistant in Reading Old Deeds Charters etc.', MS Add.8206
|Dovaston, John (1740-1808) nurseryman and antiquary|
|Munby, Alan Noel Latimer (1913-1974) librarian, bibliographer, historian and book collector|
|Wright, Andrew (fl 1776) lawyer and palaeographer|
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