book (documentary artefacts)

Pocket book consisting of a red leather cover with a pocket at each end, and a notebook secured inside with a metal pin folded over at each side. A flap on the leather cover has a metal catch, which fastens into a metal lock on the other end of the cover. A pair of plain impressed lines run around the edge of the cover, front and back. Inscriptions in pencil have been erased, but one remains in the front, beneath which is the following, in ink: 'Copy of above. This book belonged to Charles the first. The ancestor of Mrs Doyley was his page. The king gave it to him & his writing box. Mrs D sent it to E.T.'

With the book is an old display label reading 'CHARLES 1ST'S POCKET BOOK. This book belonged to Charles 1st. The ancestor of Mrs Doyley was his page. The king gave it to him. Presented by Prof. Rhys Davids, 1897.'

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