Lot 816: [Robin Hood]

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Lot 816: [Robin Hood]: Eyre Adam (1614-1661) British Yeoman And Parliamentarian Army Officer. D.S., Ad Eyre, One Page, Folio, N.P., 1St June 1659. The Manuscript Document Refers To A Warrant Issued By Sir Thomas Andrewes, Alderman Of London, Dated 4Th March 1658, Authorising A Payment Of £200 To Eyre 'For Surveying Ye Forrest Of Sherwood In The Countyes Of Notingham And Derby' And For His 'Rideing Charges And Salary', Further 'Clearly And Absolutely' Assigning The Said Warrant To Adam Baynes. Signed By Eyre At The Foot Alongside A Small Blind Embossed Paper Seal And Countersigned By Two Witnesses, Ellinor Richardson And Jonathan Hardy. With Blank Integral Leaf. An Attractive Document Relating To Sherwood Forest, Famous For Its Historical Association With The Legend Of The Heroic Outlaw Robin Hood. Vg Sir Thomas Andrews (D.1659) English Financier Who Supported The Parliamentary Cause During The English Civil Wars. Lord Mayor Of The City Of London 1649-1650. Adam Baynes (C.1622-1671) English Politician And Parliamentarian Army Officer. Adam Eyre Kept A 'Dyurnall' Of Great Interest To Social Historians Which Covered The Period 1647-49. Amongst Other Details Of His Life, It Records Eyre'S Mediation In Local Quarrels And Assistance To Needy Neighbours - Somewhat Reminiscent Of Robin Hood Himself Who Is Often Portrayed As 'Robbing From The Rich And Giving To The Poor'. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £600 - 800
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