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Leland, John, 1506?-1552


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    • Lelandus, Joannes, 1506?-1552
    • Leylande, John, 1506?-1552
    • Leyland, John, 1506?-1552
    • Leylande, Johan, 1506?-1552
    • Leland, John, 1503?-1552
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    • found: His The itinerary of John Leland the antiquary, 1745.
    • found: InU/Wing STC files(usage: ... Joanne Lelando; John Leylande; Johan Leylande)
    • found: DNB(Leland or Leyland, John, 1506?-1552; earliest of modern English antiquaries)
    • found: LC data base, 9/24/85(hdg.: Leland, John, 1506?-1552; usage: John Leyland)
    • found: The itinerary of John Leland, 1768:title page (John Leland)
    • found: Wikipedia, 16 October 2018:(John Leland (antiquary); John Leland or Leyland (13 September, c. 1503 in London--18 April 1552) was an English poet and antiquary; he has been described as "the father of English local history and bibliography")
    • found: Encyclopaedia Britannica, via WWW, 16 October 2018(John Leland, English antiquarian; John Leland, also spelled Leyland, (born c. 1506, London--died April 18, 1552, London), chaplain and librarian to King Henry VIII; he was the earliest of a notable group of English antiquarians)
    • found: Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, via WWW, 16 October 2018(John Leland (antiquary); Leland (Leyland or Laylonde), John (c. 1506-1552), English antiquary, was born in London on the 13th of September, probably in 1506; librarian and chaplain to King Henry VIII; in 1533 he received a novel commission under the great seal as king's antiquary, with power to search for records, manuscripts and relics of antiquity in all the cathedrals, colleges and religious houses of England; probably from 1534, and definitely from 1536 onwards to 1542, he was engaged on an antiquarian tour through England and Wales; he sought to preserve the MSS scattered at the dissolution of the monasteries; in 1545 he proposed to execute from the materials which he had collected in his journeys a topography of England, an account of the adjacent islands, an account of the British nobility, and a great history of the antiquities of the British Isles; he was not destined to complete these great undertakings, for he was certified insane in March 1550, and died on 8 April 1552)
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    • PA8540.L65
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    • 1985-10-08: new
    • 2018-10-17: revised
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