Extracts from printed books chiefly in the hand of the first earl of Clarendon, Written in about 1635-1673 chiefly by the first Earl of Clarendon
Extracts from printed books chiefly in the hand of the first earl of Clarendon, 1646-73, almost entirely in English: Barclay's Argenis, Plutarch, Thucydides, Bacon, Albericus Gentilis, etc. At the beginning are:
- 'Of Robert Deuereux Earle of Essex and George Villiers Duke of Buckingham. Some obseruations by way of parallell ...' beg. 'Amonge those historicall imployments'
- 'The Difference and Disparity betweene the Estates and Condicions of George Duke of Buckingham and Robert Earle of Essex' beg. 'Though it shall appeare': both are copies endorsed
'For mr. Hide' and the latter was one of lord Clarendon's earliest compositions (about 1630-35?).
- Creation: Written in about 1635-1673 chiefly by the first Earl of Clarendon
Language of Materials
MS. Clarendon 127
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. 16213
On paper, binding is leather with gilt ornament and strings (late 17th cent. English work)
12 1/4 × 8 1/4 in.