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Clarendon family letters, Written in 1627-1667

MS. Clarendon 129

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Clarendon family letters, chiefly addressed to the 1st earl of Clarendon, in chronological order, the writers are:

  1. Fol. 3. Henry Hyde, the chancellor's father (five, 1627-31
  2. Fol. 12. sir Thomas Aylesbury the chancellor's father-in-law, 14 July 1634
  3. Fols. 16, 51. Lawrence Hyde (one to his brother, the chancellor, n.d.; two to the 2nd earl, 1654)
  4. Fols. 18. the 1st earl of Clarendon, the chancellor (ten drafts, 1634-35, etc.)
  5. Fol. 32. Frances, the chancellor's wife (two, to her husband, 1658)
  6. Fol. 36. Anne duchess of York (eight, to her father, the chancellor, and to the 2nd earl, 1654-63, etc.)
  7. Fol. 55. Ann lady Aylesbury (four to her son-in-law, the chancellor, 1659, etc.; seven to the 2nd earl, 1655-60; one to her grandson Edward, 1660)
  8. Fol. 78. mrs. Susan Aylesbury (one, to her nephew, the second earl, 1660)
  9. Fol. 81. lord Fielding (three, to the chancellor, 1636/7, etc.)
  10. Fol. 87. lady Dalkeith (four, to the chancellor)
  11. Fol. 93. members of the Grandison family (four, 1642-59, etc.)
  12. Fol. 100. mrs. Barbara Inch (an appeal to the chancellor, her relation, 12 June 1660)
  13. Fol. 102. lady M. Orrery (to the countess of Clarendon, 11 June, 1667)
  14. Fol. 104. dr. James Hyde (to the 2nd earl, 22 Mar. 1663/4)

At fol. 14 is a draft of the will of Henry Hyde, the chancellor's brother: at fol. 79 a mock decree about a wager between the chancellor and his daughter Ann. A list of the papers precedes, not quite corresponding to the present volume.


  • Creation: Written in 1627-1667


108 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Clarendon 129

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. 16215

Physical Facet

On paper


14 3/8 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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