Coronation processes for King James the second, written in or soon after 1685
'Processus factus ad coronationem ... Jacobi secundi Regis Angliæ ...', Apr. 23, 1685, embodying all the petitions for the privilege of service at the coronation (in French), but not the religious service. The Oxford claim is at p. 23. Douce has supplied indexes of places, persons, and claims, with other notes. The name of J. Byrom is on p. 1, and he may have been the copyist of the book.
- Creation: written in or soon after 1685
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 197
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21771
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
The 18th cent. armorial bookplate of sir Ashton Lever is on the inner cover. In the Richard Gough sale 1810 this was no. 4326, bought by Douce.
On paper, binding: red morocco, with gold ornament and the royal arms, contemporary
14 1/2 × 9 5/8 in.