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Collection of five English items, Written in about 1640

MS. Ballard 52

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  1. Fol. 1. 'An deuise of a Seaman touching the expedition intended against the Turkish Pyrates, written by Nathaniell Knott gent... 1634.'
  2. Fol. 22. 'A breife discourse of the voyadge made by the English who were sent ouer for the releife of the French King vnder the leading of the L. Willoughbie', 1589: beg. 'In the one & 30th yeare.'
  3. Fol. 34. 'The Voyadge to Calis [Cadiz] in Andaluzia faithfully related by sr W. Slyngisbie employed in that seruice', 1596: beg. 'In the year 1596 the Queenes Maiestie.'
  4. Fol. 64. 'A true relation of the voyage to the Iles of Azores ... vnder the ... Earle of Essex ... in ... 1597 ... collected and written ... by sr Arthur Gorges ...'
  5. Fol. 125. 'Obseruations and ventures concerning the royall nauye and sea seruice' in the time of James I: beg. 'To writt of matters concerning our shipping.'


  • Written in about 1640


137 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Ballard 52

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. 10838

Physical Facet

On paper


11 1/2 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom