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Council notes which passed between Charles ii and lord Clarendon, Written in about 1660-1662

MS. Clarendon 100
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Council notes which passed between Charles ii and lord Clarendon: the few which are dated are of 1660-62. They are chiefly single leaves, usually bearing the writing of both the king and his chancellor, having been passed from the one to the other, often more than once, in the course of meetings of the Privy Council.

They are of a personal character, but of the highest importance as reflecting the private and extempore views of both on matters of state: the subjects range from constitutional principles to the question of hanging a man, or whether the king can get away from town for a few days. A few miscellaneous papers are included in the volumes.


  • Creation: Written in about 1660-1662


93 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Clarendon 100

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. III, no. 16186


  • Specimens of the Council Notes will be found printed with a facsimile in T. H. Lister's Life of Clarendon, iii (1837), pp. 489-500.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/4 × 9 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom