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Copies of 'Burghley Papers' or Cecil papers, vol ii, written in the middle of the 18th century

MS. Add. C. 28
Held at the Weston Library

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Copies of 'Burghley Papers' or Cecil papers, i.e. papers of Sir William Cecil Baron Burghley (d. 1598) and his son Sir Robert Cecil, Viscount Cranborne, afterwards Earl of Salisbury (d. 1612), relating to English state affairs, and now preserved at Hatfield House. The originals seem all to be calendared in the Historical MSS. Commission's Calendar of Hatfield Papers, so far as it has proceeded.

At p. 577 is a copy of a diary of Lord Cranborne's movements, correspondence, etc., June 24, 1603-June 12, 1605, composed by Edward Southwayte.

Paginated to 606.


  • Creation: written in the middle of the 18th century


566 pages

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French


MS. Add. C. 28


They are arranged in perturbed order, esp. after p. 265, from, April 23, 1583, to July 20, 1623, but few are later than 1605.

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. V, no. 28359.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/2 × 9 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom