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Twenty-seven letters of James, Duke of York (the future James II) relating mainly to political, military and naval affairs

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MS. Eng. c. 5273

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Comprises:
  1. (fols. 1-28) fourteen letters, 1651-82, to James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde (1610-88), including (fols. 9-10) news of the House of Commons vote for war with France and (fols. 17-18) a letter expressing anti-Parliamentarian feelings and fears for the end of the monarchy, 24 Nov. 1680
  2. (fols. 29-36) four letters to Charles II from Paris, 1655
  3. (fols. 37-52) eight letters, 1673-9, to Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory (1634-80), mainly concerning naval and military affairs, with news of James's marriage negotiations
  4. (fols. 53-4) one letter, 12 Oct. 1683, to Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran (1639-86)

Dates

  • 1651-83

Extent

54 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 5273, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. c. 5273

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13156

Overview

Twenty-seven letters of James, Duke of York (the future James II) relating mainly to political, military and naval affairs

Biographical / Historical

James, Duke of York (1633-1701) succeeded his brother Charles II as James II of England and VII of Scotland in 1685.

Custodial History

The papers were formerly in the Butler archive at Kilkenny in Ireland, and bear the Kilkenny Castle stamp

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 13 Dec. 1994, lot 266.

Related Materials

See also the the correspondence and papers of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde (MSS. Carte), derived from Falconer Madan, et al., A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford (Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections, Munich, 1980), vol. III, nos. 10447-10724.

Bibliography

  • Bodleian Library Record, vol. 15, no. 3, Oct. 1995, pp. 212-14.
Title
Twenty-seven letters of James, Duke of York (the future James II) relating mainly to political, military and naval affairs
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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