Anne, Lady Twysden's Prayerbook
Copy, in a neat italic hand, entitled (f. [vir]) in the small italic hand of Sir Roger Twysden, second Baronet (1597-1672), antiquary, ‘Certayn comfortable places of Scripture and three prayers collected and made by my deare and Noble Mother ye Lady Ann Twysden who dyed at her howse in East=Peckham the 14th of October 1638 / Roger Twysden’, and with his headnotes, vii leaves + 84 octavo pages (including blanks, plus further blanks at the end, in contemporary vellum with green ties. Transcribed from Lady Twysden's original MS (known as the Jennings-Bramley MS and now untraced) and including a prayer by her brother, Sir Heneage Finch (1580-1631), Speaker of the House of Commons. c.1638.
Described in detail in the online Perdita Project.
Autograph letter signed (‘Anne Twysden’), in her italic hand, to ‘My swetehart’, on three pages of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, the text written in various directions. c.1625.
In: A folio guardbook of correspondence chiefly of the Twysden family, of Roydon Hall, East Peckham, Kent, in various hands and paper sizes, 51 leaves, in 19th-century morocco.
Sotheby's, 7-8 April 1892.