RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoLR/F/23
Extentvii, 285 ff.
Description'Catalogue of the Tracts and Pamphlets in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth'. Compiled by Andrew Coltee Ducarel, Lambeth Librarian.
The catalogue records the Library's large collection of tracts and pamphlets which Ducarel arranged by subjects and bound in 1773. It also records the tracts and pamphlets bequeathed by Archbishop Thomas Secker in 1768.
The text is not in Ducarel's hand, but the dedication is signed by him. The catalogue remained in use for a considerable time. Additions were made during Ducarel's librarianship and by later Lambeth Librarians, including Samuel Wayland Kershaw, Librarian 1868-1910 (see, for example a volume of American Church pamphlets 1785-1880 at f. 8). A new catalogue of pamphlets was compiled by Kershaw in 1886-7 (LR/F/54-55).

Ducarel had begun work on the pamphlets in 1759. On 7 Aug. 1759 he wrote to Philip Morant: 'At present, Sir, my clerk and myself have a troublesome jobb, ie. to arrange and put in order an incredible number of pamphlets of all sorts, sizes and subjects, which have lain undigested in the MS Library ever since the Restoration. This we are now about and when done they are (by order of the Archbishop) to be bound and they will make a good addition to the printed Library' (British Library Add MS 37219 f. 156). For Ducarel's list of the pamphlets, made in 1759, see MSS 4261-4263. The pamphlets in fact remained unbound until 1773 (see Ducarel's note on the title page of MS 4263).

Vol 1, subject volumes A-N (Almanacks-Moravians). For vols 2-3 see LR/F/24-25.

f. ii recto. A note (pasted in) on various catalogues now in Library Records, early 19th cent.
f. ii verso-iii recto. A list of contents of the present volume in the hand of Samuel Wayland Kershaw, Lambeth Librarian 1868-1910.
f. iv verso. Frontispiece. An engraved portrait of Ducarel.
f. v recto. Title page, dated 1773.
f. vi recto. Dedication to Frederick Cornwallis, Archbishop of Canterbury. With Archbishop Cornwallis' arms painted in colour. Signed by Ducarel 19 March 1773.
ff. vi verso-vii recto. Memorandum by Ducarel: 'This is a catalogue of a great number of very scarce tracts and pamphlets (from the time of King Henry 8 to that of Queen Anne) which having for many years lain undigested in the Lambeth Library were, by order of Archbishop Cornwallis, methodized and bound in the year 1773. This catalogue also includes an account of the pamphlets and tracts bequeathed to the Lambeth Library by Archbishop Secker; which begin in 1715, and end in 1768'. The text in Ducarel's own hand is pasted in beside the fair copy.
ff. 1-285. Subject volumes A-N (Almanacks-Moravians).
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2015
PhysicalDescriptionBinding of dark brown leather 376 x 250 mm. Arms of Archbishop Cornwallis gilt tooled as centrepiece. Paper leaves.

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NA2381Ducarel; Andrew Coltée (1713-1785); Lambeth Librarian1713-1785
24Cornwallis; Frederick (1713-1783); Archbishop of Canterbury1713-1783
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