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NEWCASTLE: PRINTED AT THE COURANT OFFICE,
BY J. BLACKWELL AND CO.
THE SURTEES SOCIETY.
Copy of a Letter, explaining the objects of the Society, circulated with the outlines of its proposed Rules, as agreed upon at a Preliminary Meeting held on the 17th of April, 1834, subject to the revision and amendments of the Meeting of the 27th of May following , when the Society was to be established:
Several Gentlemen of literary character, personal friends of the late ROBERT SURTEES, of Mainsforth, Esq. the Author of the splendid and elaborate History of the County Palatine of Durham, of which three volumes are already published, and the fourth far advanced in the press, have requested me, as the intimate friend of Mr. Surtees for the last twenty years, his coadjutor in the Topography of the Palatinate, and the person solicited by Mrs. Surtees to complete the History which he has left imperfect, to transmit to you the preceding outlines of the Rules of a Society which they are anxious to establish in honor of his name. They are of opinion, that the foundation of a Society of the above nature, and for the above purposes, would be the best mode of evincing their respect for the Memory of one not more distinguished for his talents and attainments, than for his exalted character as an English gentleman. They conceive that a monument of this nature, combining a permanency more durable than brass or marble, with a purpose of great public utility, will the most strongly express their grief for the loss which they and the general cause of literature have sustained, and best accord with the feelings of him whom they lament, knowing, as they do, that if he had survived the comple
tion of the work in which he was engaged, it was his intention to devote a portion of his time to the publication of more than one Manuscript comprised within their plan, now, like the other valuable Authors which they propose to bring to light, buried in the public or private libraries of the kingdom.
To illustrate very briefly the nature of the object they have in view, in order that some opinion may be formed of its utility, they beg to point out to public notice a very few only of the hitherto inedited Manuscripts connected with Durham alone,— MSS. which, in these times, few individuals would incur the risk of printing at their own cost; but which, nevertheless, afford even singly, how much more so collectively, the most valuable materials to those who are anxious to study rightly the History of our forefathers, under its different characters.
I. The Saxon interlineation of the Latin Ritual of Alcfrid, King of Northumberland (686-705) upon which Wanley has bestowed so much attention in Hickes's Thesaurus, and which has never yet been printed. There never was a time when greater attention was paid to the Saxon Language, as the very foundation of the English tongue, than at the present day; and yet this book, with all the additions it can make to the glossary of its period, is totally unknown to the philologist.
II. The Saxon interlineation of the Vulgate N. T. of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, (685–688) equally valuable and equally unknown.
III. BEDE. Ob. Anno. 735. Of the various writings of this Venerable Au. thor, printed in the collected edition of his Works, many, it is believed, are not his but at all events, there are at least ten of his Treatises which have not hitherto been given to the public. The name of Bede requires no comment.
IV. The LIBER VITE, or Book of Benefactors to the Church of Durham from its foundation at Lindisfarne to the Dissolution; written in its earlier pages in letters of gold and silver, and preserved in the British Museum; containing a mass of the most interesting information.
V. The Prose and Poetical Works of Laurence, Prior of Durham, who died in 1153.
VI. The History of Reginald, a Monk of Durham, who flourished in the middle of the twelfth century. This Author professes to write a continuation of the Miracles of St. Cuthbert, as an Appendix to those recorded by Bede; and in so doing, in recording much of the popular creed of his day with respect to miracles, details, like every other early hagiographer, very many hitherto unknown facts, illustrative of local and even of general History.
VII. Various Catalogues of the Monastic Library of the Church of Durham and its Cells, from the time of Richard the Second to the Dissolution. documents as these are, beyond measure, illustrative of the literature of their respective periods.
VIII. The Theological and Historical Works of John Wessington, Prior of Durham from 1416 to 1446.
IX. A Catalogue of the Malefactors who fled for refuge to the Shrine of St. Cuthbert, from the earliest recorded instance till the abolition of sanctuary, with the nature of their crimes. A publication of this nature would of necessity