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'Ambassade de M. de la Boderie en Angleterre', Written in the 1st half of the 18th century

MS. Firth c. 12
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'Ambassade de M. de la Boderie en Angleterre': the diplomatic correspondence of Antoine Lefebvre, sieur de la Boderie, French ambassador at the court of Great Britain, April 1606-January 1610/1: apparently, like Brit. Mus. Add. MSS. 30642-4, copied from the contemporary transcripts in the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), MSS. nouv. acquis. 7013-5 (formerly Fonds Brienne 42-4).

Almost the whole of the correspondence was published, from the Fonds Brienne or from this or another transcript, in 1750, under the title of Ambassades de Monsieur de la Boderie en Angleterre sous le règne d'Henri IV et la minorité de Louis XIII (5 vols. 8vo). Each volume is preceded by a key to the cyphers employed.

Replies to the above dispatches, printed at Amsterdam in 1733 under the title of Lettres d'Henry IV, roi de France, et de messieurs de Villeroy et de Puisieux, à Mr. Antoine le Fevre de la Boderie, ambassadeur de France en Angleterre (2 vols.), as well as in 1750.


  • Creation: Written in the 1st half of the 18th century


243 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French


MS. Firth c. 12

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. 35593

Physical Facet

On paper. Binding, brown leather with gilt ornament, stamped with the armorial bookstamp of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux (d. 1745)-- an anchor, in chief on a dexter canton a star in glory, French work of the early 18th cent.

Repository Details

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