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Minor political and parliamentary papers of the reign of James i, Written in the mid-17th century

MS. Wood F. 23
Held at the Weston Library

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Minor political and parliamentary papers of the reign of James i, given to Wood by dr. Ralph Bathurst, president of Trinity college (d. 1704), 'at which time he told me it was collected and written by dr. Ranulph Kettle, his predecessor, chaplain to sir Francis Walsingham's widow. A. Woode'.

Some papers relating to the proposed Spanish marriage include (p. 67) verses on prince Charles's Spanish journey, and a reply by 'D.C.', followed (p. 74) by verses addressed by Charles to the Infanta. There are also French (p. 10), Italian (p. 24), and Spanish (p. 35) vocabularies, preceded by notes of consonant changes (p. 9).


  • Creation: Written in the mid-17th century


100 pages

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish; Castilian


MS. Wood F. 23

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. II, no. 8485

Related Materials

From the same volume as: MSS. Wood F. 12, 19, 20, 21, 24.


  • Some of the documents (pp. 3, 45, 103), as specified in Huddesford's catalogue, are in the Cabala, sive scrinia sacra (London, 1691).


13 3/4 × 8 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom