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Papers relating to the Colonies of New England between 1661 and 1713, Written in about 1661-1713

MS. Clarendon 102

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Papers relating to the Colonies of New England between 1661 and 1713. The places or subjects specially prominent are New York about which there are many papers, 1667-1713; and the Five Nations of the Indians, 1701-08: there are also papers about:
  1. The Bermudas (1661: fol. 1)
  2. Rhode Island (1664/5: fol. 5)
  3. Connecticut (1660: fol. 10)
  4. Pennsylvania (1694-1701: fol. 24, cf. 160 'State of the case between William Penn & the Fords', 1707)
  5. Canada (1702: fol. 38)
Among the separate papers are:
  1. Fol. 19. 'Copy of my Ld Bellomont's letter to my Ld Summers, N. York, 12th May 1698...
  2. Fol. 67. 'Journal of the General Assembly for ... New York, ... 5 Oct... 1703' to 23 Oct.
  3. Fol. 77. 'An Act for the defence of the Frontiers', 1704
  4. Fol. 217. '... Proposal as a means of the Advancement in the province of New York ...', by the rev. John Sharpe, 11 Mar. 1712/3, suggesting a public school, library and chapel, and giving a list of books 'given towards laying the Foundation of a Publick Library at New York', by Sharpe, 15 May 1715 (fol. 225)
Some of the documents are petitions to the 1st earl of Clarendon: many are connected with the administration of his grandson the 3rd earl, as lord Cornbury, Governor of New York (1701-08): at fol. 205 is a letter from the latter (28 Apr. 1710), alluding to his 'escape' from New York, and at fol. 150 'Extracts from some letters & memorials relating to the Rt. Hble the Ld C...', 1702-07, testifying to his care for the Church.

These papers appear from fol. 8 to be partly at least lots 105 (and 106-8?) on the second day of the Radcliffe sale, 1764.


  • Written in about 1661-1713


261 Leaves


MS. Clarendon 102

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. 16188

Physical Facet

On paper


14 3/4 × 10 1/8 in.

Repository Details

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