Sub-sub-fonds - Notebooks and Papers of Edward Pratt (d 1664) and Sir Roger Pratt (c 1620-1685)

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Notebooks and Papers of Edward Pratt (d 1664) and Sir Roger Pratt (c 1620-1685)


  • 1580-1679 (Creation)

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22 pieces

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d 1664

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Includes Sir Roger Pratt's writings on architecture, as well notebooks used as letter books or for estate management. Roger Pratt (c 1620-1685) inherited the Ryston estate from his cousin, Edward Pratt, in 1664. Several of the notebooks concerning estate management were started by Edward and continued by Sir Roger. The covers of the notebooks were annotated in the late 19th century by Edward Roger Pratt.

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The architecture of Sir Roger Pratt : Charles II's commissioner for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire : now printed for the first time from his note-books, ed. R.T. Gunther (Oxford, 1928).
K. Skelton, 'Reading as a Gentleman and an Architect: Sir Roger Pratt's Library'. Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, 53 (2009), 15-50.

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