Chetham's Library: MUN.A.6.65.A

f 52v (25 October–25 October) (Disbursements)


Imprimis laid out for the dynner vpon Crispiany daie vj s.
Item to the musicians xij d.
Item to the parish Clarke vj d.


  • Glossed Terms
    • chrispiane day n phr St Crispin's Day; chryspany day; chryspian day; chryspiane day; crispiany daie; cryspyany day
  • Endnote

    This set of accounts departs from previous practice, in that the incoming wardens (for 1598–9) paid for the St Crispin’s Day dinners both at the beginning and end of their term. This payment is for the dinner in 1598. Expenses for the 1599 dinner are not itemized.

  • Document Description

    Record title: Corvisors' and Curriers' Guild Accounts
    Repository: Chetham's Library
    Shelfmark: MUN.A.6.65.A
    Repository location: Manchester

    The Lichfield Corvisors' and Curriers' Accounts migrated by unknown means to Manchester, where they are now preserved at Chetham's Library. The accounting year began on St Crispin's Day (25 October), on which day a guild dinner was held. A second dinner was held on Corpus Christi Day, but there is no evidence that it was associated with a civic procession at the late date of preservation of these accounts.

    c 1562–1623; English; paper; 21 leaves; 412mm x 155mm; modern pencil foliation 41–62; 3 gatherings bound into a booklet, some repair where pages have been torn when booklet folded across at some time; bound in parchment from old (presumably religious) MS, inner cover has 4 columns written at right angles to the booklet, outer cover is written the same way up as the folios of the booklet; flaps on front and rear outer covers, lower half of leather spine and part of the original binding thong survive.

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