Crooke, William (MS 137)

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Notes and correspondence pertaining to edition ‘The Diary of John Fryer’s voyage’ in the Hakluyt Society series [and] Notes and correspondence pertaining to Fanny Parkes ‘Wanderings of a Pilgrim’. 1908-1916.

Various papers, 1 note book, 1 genealogical table. Various sizes.

Handwritten and typewritten. Handwritten unless stated otherwise.

‘The Diary of John Fryer’s voyage’ was originally published as A new account of East India and Persia in 8 letters, being 9 years’ travels begun in 1672 and finished 1681’; by John Fryer, M.D., London, Richard Chiswell, 1698. It was reissued under the same title but with the addition of ‘edited with notes and introductions by William Crooke’ and published in 3 volumes, 1909-15 in London as the Hakluyt Society 2nd series, nos.19-20, 39.

Presented by Mr J.E. Crooke, 11 March 1955.

/1 Notes and correspondence pertaining to an edition of Fryer’s ‘New account of East India and Persia…’; edited by W. Crooke. 23 papers and letters. Various sizes.

/1 W. Crooke to E.G. Browne, 18 July 1908 – received help with Hobson-Jobson; hopes for more with Fryer’s work; lists series of questions with page reference from original Fryer. 12 pp. 15 x 10 cm

/2 [List of] 12th cent. quotations. 1 p., 1 slip attached. 20 x 10 cm

/3 Fryer, ‘New Account of East India and Persia’, folioed 1698: [replies to queries by] E.G. Browne, Pembroke College, Cambridge, 23 July 1908. 6 leaves. 33 x 20.5 cm. Typewritten and handwritten

/4 Brother J.I.L. da Silva to Padre José Liborio da Silva, 19 Nov. 1908 – sending information from friends; will send jack seeds when back in season; sends greetings; encloses information from Francisco Pedro de Souza copied from a Portuguese book ‘Breve nocão historica sobre os conventos de Goa’; encloses note from José Maria Carmo Nazareth in Portuguese on archaeology in Goa. 4 pp. 33 x 21 cm (p.1-2); 21 x 13.5 cm (p.3-4)

/5 José Liborio da Silva to W.R. Philipps, 6 Dec. 1908 – has received reply from India regarding queries; encloses originals [see MS 137/1/4], describes informant; encloses translation; difficulties in accessing library in Lisbon. 5 pp. 18.5 x 11.5 cm (pp. 1-3); 26.5 x 20.5 cm (pp. 4-5)

/6 W.R. Philipps to N. Irvine, 12 Dec. 1908 – encloses letter and paper from Padre José Liborio da Silva which refer to WC’s inquiries; Nazareth clears Fryer’s story about the ship; image came from Portugal; will research ‘St Frances’ moon in August’ further; has corrected da Silva translation; establishment of convent of native nuns in Goa; comments on letters between the Portuguese brothers being conducted in English. 2 pp. 25.5 x 20.5 cm

/7 W.R. Philipps to N. Irvine, 23 Dec. 1908 – encloses letter of 14 Dec. from Padre José Liborio da Silva; may be useful to WC; information from J.A. Ismael Garcia differs from J.M.C. Nazareth. 2 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm

/8 José Liborio da Silva to W.R. Philips, 14 Dec. 1908 – sends fresh replies to questions re Fryer’s visit; encloses paper in original received from J.A. Ismael Garcia, 24 Nov. 1908 in Portuguese; provides translation and discusses provenance of paper; explains parish of Ribander; discusses coinage; bank of sand at bar of Goa dissolves St. Lawrence’s Day and ceremony enacted; translation of paper; encloses paper on historic monuments of Goa. 8pp. 26.5 x 21 cm (pp. 1-2, 5-6); 14 x 20.5 cm (pp. 3-4); 18 x 11 cm (pp. 7-8)

/9 N. Irvine to W. Crooke, 25 Dec. 1908 – encloses papers and correspondence received on nunnery and moon of St. Frances; Frazer may have quoted Frances instead of Lawrence; Aug. 10th is St. Lawrence day. 1 p. 17.5 x 11.5 cm

/10 W. Crooke to E.G. Browne, 18 Jan. 1909 – lists words which he would like explained from Fryer; Browne replies with attached annotations 23 Jan. 1909. 2 pp. 32 x 20 cm

/11 [2 pp. and 3 leaves of quotations from Fryer in unknown hand]; signature W.L.[??] 21 Jan. 1909. 25.5 x 20 cm (pp. 1-2); 32 x 20 cm (leaves 3-5)

/12 Edward Bensly to W. Crooke, 15 Apr. 1909 – discusses quotation queries sent by WC and offers as much information as possible with particular reference to Ruggles. 4 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm

/13 [Latin quotations listed 1-65 by WC with replies to some in the hand of Roland [??] see MS 137/1/14]. 12 pp. 25 x 20 cm

/14 Roland [??] to W. Crooke, [nd] – thanks for papers; quotes Claudian reference tostingray or torpedo. 1 postcard. 11.5 x 9 cm

/15 [Unsigned letter addressed to] Dear Father, [nd] – has tried to find quotations [see MS 137/1/13]; encloses papers with references written against extracts. 2 pp. 32 x 20.5 cm

/16 Caball. 1 p. with 1 attached note. 19.5 x 19 cm

/17 John Fryer – Hakluyt series, Vol. I: notes. 2 leaves. 23 x 18 cm

/18 [Fryer references and quotations with explanations]; by WC and another hand. 3 pp., numbered leaves 2. 32 x 20 cm

/19 [Fryer references and quotations]; by unknown hand. 11 pp. 32.5 x 20 cm

/20 Diary of Fryer’s voyage. 2 leaves. 32 x 20 cm. Typewritten

/21 Surat factory records. 6 pp., [p. 4 blank]. 32.5 x 20.5 cm

/22 Journal of Capt. Wm. Basse of his cruise in the London, Marine Records vol. lxxi. 4 pp. 33 x 20 cm

/23 [11 slips attached to 1 p. found throughout MS 137]. 1 p. 23.5 x 14.5 cm

/2 Notes and correspondence pertaining to possible republication of Wanderings of a Pilgrim; by Fanny Parks. 18 papers and letters. Various sizes

/1 Fanny Parkes Wanderings of a Pilgrim… [notes by WC]. 57 leaves, 2 pp., [remainder blank except the last 2 pp. at end of book]. 1 note book bound in light brown boards. 20.5 x 16.5 cm

/2 [Slips found in MS 137/2/1]. 2 pp., 16 slips attached to p. 1; 4 slips attached to p.2. 33 x 13 cm

/3 [Notes found in MS137/2/1]. 3 notes. 10 x 12.5 cm (note 1); 2.5 x 13 cm (note 2); 20.5 x 13 cm (note 3)

/4 [Bibliography with notes]. 2 pp. 31.5 x 20.5 cm

/5 [Transcriptions from funeral stones of the Archer family], Pennycross Chapel, Devon, 1916. 2 pp. 20.5 x 16.5 cm

/6 The Archer family. 4 pp. 1 note attached to p. 1. 25 x 20.5 cm

/7 Passages proposed to be omitted from Mrs F. Parkes Wanderings of a Pilgrim. 2 pp. 25 x 18 cm

/8 Archer of Umberslade, Tanworth, Warwickshire. 1 genealogical table. 40 x 54.5 cm

/9 H.C. Irwin to W. Crooke, 26 Feb. 1915 – omitted Sir W. Nott from residents at Lucknow and gives short history of him; after Mrs Hapan Ali’s time; thanks for Folklore pamphlets on Holi and Veneration of the Cow; discusses Barry’s death; sons’ involvement in the war, in Sudan, Cameroons and Oxford. 4 pp. 14.5 x 12 cm

/10 A.C. Coldicott to WC, 24 Apr. 1915 – thanks for return of W. Gunn’s booklet; interested in progress in establishing identity of Mrs Parkes; interest in topographic books and manuscript notes. 2 pp. 15 x 10 cm

/11 Ibid, 19 June 1915 – Tamworth should read Tanworth; information about Archer family in The history of the Old Manor House of Wood Bevington …, 1911; Archer family in Notes & Queries; Major Lawrence Archer published Brief memorials in 1864 mainly on Archers of Umberslade; gives details of immediate descendants; gives history of owners of Umbersdale; suggests writing to Mr H.G. Archer of Sussex Gardens for information on Miss Fanny Archer. 2 leaves. 22 x 17.5 cm

/12 Ibid, 22 June 1915 – pleased to receive information and suggests he write himself to Mr Archer of Sussex Gardens if WC received no reply; sending W. Gunn’s little book; Lord Archer had only one daughter, supposes Miss Fanny Archer descended from another branch, possibly Salford Archers. 2 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm

/13 W. Crooke to H.G. Archer, 23 June 1915 – introduces himself as editor of possible new edition of Wanderings of a pilgrim about life in India 80 years ago; Mrs Fanny Parks or Parkes says father buried at Pennycross Chapel and quotes Collins Peerage for account of a relation, Lord Archer; describes correspondence with A.C. Coldicott who thinks Fanny Archer one of the Salford Archers; requests genealogy and history of Mrs Parkes or Parks; the book is scarce. 3 pp. 20 x 12.5 cm

/14 The Archer Family; by W. Crooke: [probably the note he wrote in Notes and Queries]. Note attached: ‘Wrote about this to G.H. Rowbotham … 21.9.1915’. 1 p. 18 x 11.5 cm

/15 G.H. Rowbotham to W. Crooke, 24 Sept. 1915 – queries WC reasons for thinking Mrs Parkes was connected with Tanworth people; Earl of Plymouth now represents that branch; Tanworth has several monuments to Archers; needs more details as Archer clan is large. 2 pp. 15 x 11 cm

/16 Ibid, 26 Sept. 1915 – glad to see copy of Archer memoranda; 1849 book is rare and only found 1 copy in the British Museum. 2 pp. 15.5 x 11 cm

/17 Ibid, 12 Jan. 1916 – would like to see copy of mentioned Appendix; has contacted surviving branch of Umberslade Archers. 1 p. 15.5 x 11 cm

/18 Ibid, 11 Feb. 1916 – encloses outcome of search for ancestors of Mrs Parks which justifies her claim of descent from Humfrey Archer c.1562; Worcestershire – Staffordshire Archers scattered abroad returning in 18th century; details of Dr Clement Archer; gives permission to print Warwickshire pedigree. 4 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm