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Royal Stuart Letters

 Single Item
MS. Eng. lett. c. 411
Held at the Weston Library

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12 royal Stuart letters, comprising:

  1. signed letter of Charles I to the Emperor Ferdinand III concerning the liberation of Prince Rupert, 1641 (fols.3-4);
  2. signed letter of Prince Maurice, 1645 (fol. 7);
  3. signed letter of Charles II as Prince of Wales, 1645 (fols. 10-11);
  4. autograph letter of Charles II to Sir Charles Pym from Brussels, 10 Mar 1660 (fols. 16-17);
  5. autograph letter of James II and VII, 1689 (fols. 20-21);
  6. autograph letter of Mary, Princess of Orange, 1678 (fols. 24-25);
  7. 4 autograph letters of Mary Beatrice of Modena, wife of James II and VII 1679-1717 (fols. 29-30, 34-35, 39-40, 42-43);
  8. signed letter of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, 1740 (fol. 47-48);
  9. autograph letter of Princess Louisa of Stolberg, Countess of Albany, to Richard Cosway, 1790 (fol. 53).


  • Creation: 1641-1790


12 box

53 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 411, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. lett. c. 411

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21712


12 letters from members of the royal house of Stuart

Biographical / Historical

Charles I (1600-1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Maurice, Prince Palatine of the Rhine (1621-1652) was a royalist army officer and naval officer.

Charles II (1630-1685) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

James II and VII 1633-1701) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631-1660) was the eldest daughter of Charles I.

Mary of Modena (1658-1718) was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the wife of James II and VII.

James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766), known as the 'Old Pretender', was a claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Louisa [Louise] of Stolberg, Countess of Albany (1752-1824) was the consort of Charles Edward Stuart, known as the 'Young Pretender', claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Details for the above are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

Additional details on the custodial history of individual items, including details of auctions, are included in Miss Toynbee's notes on the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library by Miss M.R. Toynbee, 1976.

Royal Stuart Letters
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom