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Lettered 'Sir John Williamson's State Letters to Sir Leoline Jenkins', but really the correspondence of Sir Joseph Williamson: Two Phillipps MSS. bound in one, Written about A.D. 1680

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Lettered 'Sir John Williamson's State Letters to Sir Leoline Jenkins', but really the correspondence of Sir Joseph Williamson, secretary of state, with the English ambassadors at Nimeguen, September 18, 1677--February 8, 1678/9. This MS. continues the documentary history of the peace negotiations conducted at Nimeguen given in no. 16197 (MS. Clarendon 110), a volume covering the period Jan. 3 1676/7--June 14, 1677.

Two Phillipps MSS. bound in one:
  1. P. 1. = Phillipps MS. 12137; Williamson's letters to Hyde and to Sir Leoline Jenkins, September 18, 1677--February 7, 1678/9. The dispatches to which these letters are replies are printed in Wm. Wynne's Life of Leoline Jenkins, 1724, vol. ii, pp. 212-548. Some of Williamson's letters to Hyde entered in this volume are also transcribed into the preceding one
  2. P. 177. = Phillipps MS. 12138; correspondence of Williamson with Hyde and Godolphin, and of Williamson with sir William Temple, May 17, 1678--February 6, 1678/9
Some of Temple's letters to Williamson appear in the published collection of his works, but others are not in print.

Dates

  • Written about A.D. 1680

Extent

330 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Firth b. 1/2

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. 35376

Custodial History

Phillipps MS. 12137 / Phillipps MS. 12138

Physical Facet

On paper. Bound in red Russia leather, 1848

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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