The file consists of a handwritten letter to Paston from Thomas Jermy dated 31 January 1565. The letter has been repaired, with a slight loss of text. Also included are a photocopy of the letter; a typed transcription of the letter, made in 1974 by H.L. Douch (Curator of the Royal Cornwall Institution) and amended at the suggestion of Jean M. Kennedy (City and County Archivist, Norwich), together with comments by Kennedy and Dorothy Sweet; a handwritten transcription of the original, by Douch; handwritten notes and background material by Sweet; two typed, signed letters to Sweet from Kennedy. Sir William Paston was sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1565-1566. He was the head of the family of which earlier members wrote the well-known Paston Letters. He founded the Paston Grammar School at North Walsham, where he has a magnificent tomb.
The file consists of a court record from the beginning of the reign of James I. It passed through private hands. The document is in Latin court hand and notes the transfer of land from Thomas and Robert Whitney to a knight. Paleographic assessment needed.
Incunabulum, 31.5 X 43.5 cm, 1477, leaf from Pantheologia of Reynerus de Pisis. Includes the following description: 'A page from the Pantheologia of Reynerus de Pisis printed at Nuremburg by Anton Koberger in 1477. With the invention of moveable type in the middle of the fifteenth century, books were printed on paper and in unlimited quantity. These books printed before 1501, known as "incunabula", imitated the forms of contemporary manuscripts. Since readers were accustomed to the decoration of manuscripts, coloured initials were added to the printed page by hand.'
The accrual consists of En'am-i Serif [Turkish calligraphic manuscript]. Manuscript consists of several chapters of the Qur'an, Arabic and Ottoman and Turkish prayers, calligraphic rondels and seals, hilyes, and miniature paintings of the Kaba, the Prophet's Mosque at Medina, his personal belongings such as his cloak, prayer beads etc., his hand and foot print and similar images. Special Collections had slides made of this mss. See Acc. 2002-006. A second set of these slides is available in the Slide Library (History in Art Dept.). Turkish mss: 412 pp.; calligrapher: Mustapha Eyyub Efendi. Thesis by Aleandra Bain available.1205 . Date in accordance with the Islamic calendar.