Reference numberCLP/16/49
TitlePaper, regarding the conveyance of a marble sepulchre owned by Hans Sloane by Roger Gale
DescriptionGale writes: 'This marble, lately arrived from and now reposited in the noble museum of Sir Hans Sloane, is a most valuable piece of antiquity, as exhibiting a compleat formula of a chirograph, or conveyance of one part of a burying-place from one family to another, but neither of them of any note, seeming by their Agnomina [family name or nickname] to have been only Liberti, or descended from such.' Includes a figure and transcription of the conveyance.

Subject: Antiquities

Read to the Royal Society on 22 January 1735

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A copy of an ancient chirograph, or conveyance of part of a sepulchre, cut in marble lately brought from Rome, and now in the profession of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. R. S. Pr. with some observations upon it by Roger Gale, Esq; V. P. R. & Tr. R. S'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1735.0043
Related records in the catalogueRBO/19/40
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8406Sloane; Sir; Hans (1660 - 1753); physician and collector1660 - 1753
NA2848Gale; Roger (1672 - 1744)1672 - 1744
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