Revisiting the Stonor manuscripts



This article traces the publishing history of the letters and documents assembled by successive heads of the Stonor family. It starts by re-examining the texts given by C. L. Kingsford in his Stonor Letters and Papers, 1290–1483 (1919), and its supplement of 1923. Kingsford's work remains in print in the still more unsatisfactory form published by Cambridge University Press in 1996 as Kingsford's Stonor Letters and Papers, with introduction and notes by Christine Carpenter. That volume makes no mention of the handful of letters found after Kingsford's time, which are here offered and discussed.