RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoLR/F/9
Extent165 ff.
DescriptionCatalogue of the printed books of Lambeth Palace library as re-established under Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury 1663-77.
This volume records the books on two sides of the Library, beginning on the West side, in one alphabetical sequence by authors A-Z. An orginal title 'Catalogus librorum a parte occidentali' is found at f. 2r.
The other two sides of the Library are recorded in LR/F/8, beginning on the East side, in another alphabetical sequence by authors A-Z.
LR/F/8 and LR/F/9 are both in the hand of the Lambeth Librarian, Herbert Richards (c.1643-1678), who was Rector of Allington (or Aldington), Kent, 1671-8. (Compare Richard's hand in his subscription on 6 April 1671 in VG 1/4).

LR/F/8-9 and MS 1047 (Richards' catalogue of the manuscripts) were exhibited in the Court of Arches in 1679 in the suit between Archbishop Sancroft and the heirs of Archbishop Sheldon, for which purpose they were lettered A-C. (Arches E6/161). A receipt for their return to Archbishop Sancroft's secretary on 14 April 1681 is Arches F/8, f. 157r. The letter A has been lost from LR/F/8, but letters B and C survive in LR/F/9 (at f. 2r) and MS 1047.

f. 2r. Original title.
ff. 3v-138r. Catalogue by authors, A-Z, written on the rectos of each leaf, with corrections and additions on the versos in several hands. Each volume has a shelf mark in the form 3.N.17, 5.P.7 etc. This volume (unlike LR/F/8) was afterwards heavily annotated in the hand of Archbishop Sancroft, who made many corrections and added new, Sancroftian, shelf marks in the margins.
ff. 138v-165v. Blank.
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2015
PhysicalDescriptionQuarter leather binding with boards covered in marbled paper, 305 x 202 mm.
Paper leaves.
CopiesA digital copy is available via the online image management system:
RelatedMaterialLR/F/8-9 and MS 1047 comprise Richard's catalogue of the whole Library. He also made a fair copy (LR/F/5-6), which, however, is less accurate than the original.
PublnNotePalmer, Richard, 'Sancroft Versus Sheldon: A Case of Books' in The Library (18:3), 2017 [Lambeth Palace Library Z1008.[B5]]

Mordechai Feingold, Labourers in the Vineyard of the Lord (Brill, Leiden, 2018) [Lambeth Palace Library E186.L2]

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32Sancroft; William (1617-1693); Archbishop of Canterbury1617-1693
33Sheldon; Gilbert (1598-1677); Archbishop of Canterbury1598-1677
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