Rupert Papers, Written about 1849
'Rupert Papers': transcripts from the original correspondence formerly in the possession of Mr. Richard Bentley, probably made for the use of Mr. Eliot Warburton, author of Memoirs of Prince Rupert and the Cavaliers (publ. 1849). A list and abstract of the letters is given by Warburton, op. cit., vol. i, pp. 474 et seq., and, although incomplete, serves as a guide to the contents of these volumes. The correspondence covers the years 1642-66, and is arranged chronologically. A series of undated letters commences at fol. 238.
- Creation: Written about 1849
Language of Materials
MS. Firth c. 8
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. VI, no. 35589
The originals were sold by auction at Sotheby's in 1852, when the bulk of the collection was purchased for the British Museum, where it is kept as Add. MSS. 18980-2; but the present volumes include transcripts of letters not so purchased, and now in private hands.