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Jones Manuscripts, Written in the 17th century in England

MS. Jones 56
Held at the Weston Library

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Copies of papers and treatises on public affairs in England from 1603 to 1660, with some Oxford papers: the chief items are:

  1. Fols. 1, 17, 23. Cambridge University letters and papers, chiefly in Latin, 1616-1636.
  2. Fols. 5, 19, 25. Letters of compliment from the University of Oxford, orations etc., in Latin, 1615-1650.
  3. Fol. 11. Poems on two great ships of the Navy, 1637; in English and Latin.
  4. Fol. 28. 'Observacions about Ireland' by Sir C. Reynell.
  5. Fol. 35. Sir Walter Raleigh's Petition to the King, and (fol. 36v) his treatise of calling Parliaments, entitled 'A dialogue between a Councellor of State and Justice of Peace.'.
  6. Fols. 47, 129, 146. Miscellaneous papers on public affairs, including some by Laud (fol. 49) and the Chapter of Durham 1628 (fol. 51), indulgences granted to the English College at Rome 1612 (fol. 59), speeches in and petitions to parliament (fol. 77), 'legacies given to the preachers . at Paul's Cross' (fol. 90), trials of conspirators (fol. 154); 1603-1654.
  7. Fol. 61. 'A letter declaring the doctrine of the . Jesuits to be conformable vnto the decrees of the Concile of Constance . by P. Colson . 1610.'.
  8. Fol. 125. Proceedings of the Grand Committee upon the Bill of Sales, 6-29 Aug. 1660.
  9. Fol. 131. 'To the reader of Sir James Sempill's appendix [to 'Sacrilege sacred handled', 1619] for soe much as concernes Scaliger and Selden', by John Selden.10 (fol. 142). Letters from the king to the bishop and dean and chapter of Christ Church, Oxford, about leases of property, 1634 (?), in Latin.


  • Creation: Written in the 17th century in England


180 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin


MS. Jones 56

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. 8964


  • The Registrum Benefactorum contains more details of this volume.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom