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Notebook dated '1655. Octob. 20/30';Notebook containing information for a royalist rising, dated 'Bruges 1658'; Commonplace book, mainly on contemporary history, marked '1655'; Commonplace book containing political maxims and material on contemporary history, marked 'Calais 7° Octob. 1655'; Three notebooks containing moral and political maxims, c. 1655-1658

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MSS. Eng. hist. e. 308-14

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  1. (MS. Eng. hist. e. 308) Notebook dated '1655. Octob. 20/30', containing notes on: (pp. 2-17, 45-6) foreign affairs; (pp. 1, 18-35, 39-40) home affairs, 1655, stiffened paper wrappers, 44 pages. Mainwaring MSS. Books 21; Sotheby's lot 119.
  2. (MS. Eng. hist. e. 309) Notebook containing information for a royalist rising, dated 'Bruges 1658', including (pp. 1-58) list of royalists in England and Wales, arranged by county, 1658, vellum wrappers, 112 pages. Mainwaring MSS. Books 24; Sotheby's lot 120.
Commonplace books, in which Whitley collected material under general headings (e.g. 'Popes', 'Change of state', 'Rules for Princes'). Passages scored through in the rough notebooks, MSS. Eng. hist. e. 310-14, were transcribed into the fair copy MS. Eng. hist. c. 712, where the headings are arranged in rough alphabetical order:
  1. (MS. Eng. hist. e. 310) Commonplace book, mainly on contemporary history, marked '1655' and 'Lib. 2' on upper cover, 1655, stiffened paper wrappers, 92 pages. Mainwaring MSS. Books 22; part of Sotheby's lot 118.
  2. (MS. Eng. hist. e. 311) Commonplace book containing political maxims and material on contemporary history, marked 'Calais 7° Octob. 1655' and 'Lib. 4' on upper cover, 1655, stiffened paper wrappers, 86 pages. Mainwaring MSS. Books 23.
  3. (MS. Eng. hist. e. 312) Notebook containing moral and political maxims, date not recorded at time of cataloguing, parchment wrappers, 49 leaves, Mainwaring MSS. Books 37-9; Sotheby's lot 150.
  4. (MS. Eng. hist. e. 313) Notebook containing moral and political maxims, date not recorded at time of cataloguing, parchment wrappers, 62 leaves, Mainwaring MSS. Books 37-9; Sotheby's lot 150.
  5. (MS. Eng. hist. e. 314) Notebook containing moral and political maxims, date not recorded at time of cataloguing, parchment wrappers, 170 leaves, Mainwaring MSS. Books 37-9; Sotheby's lot 150.

Dates

  • c. 1655-1658

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MSS. Eng. hist. e. 308-14

Custodial History

Mainwaring MSS. Books 21; Sotheby's lot 119. Mainwaring MSS. Books 24; Sotheby's lot 120. Mainwaring MSS. Books 22; part of Sotheby's lot 118. Mainwaring MSS. Books 23. Mainwaring MSS. Books 37-9; Sotheby's lot 150.

Physical Facet

Stiffened paper wrappers, vellum wrappers, stiffened paper wrappers, parchment wrappers

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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