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A collection of official military and political letters and documents, mainly relating to the Civil War, Interregnum and Restoration

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MS. Don. c. 184

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  1. (fols. 25-6, 29-32, 51-60, 65-6, 71-2, 84-5, 88-91, 185, 210-11) letters to, and related papers of Capt. John Boys, Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, 1641-5
  2. (fols. 25-6, 29-32, 51-91 passim, 185, 210-17, 220-22) papers relating to the Civil War in Kent
  3. (fols. 29-30) account of battle of Turnham Green, 1642
  4. (fols. 33-216 passim) papers relating to the Civil War in Yorkshire, including papers relating to the Civil War service of Col. Christopher Copley in the Northern Association, and his subsequent petitions to Parliament, and to the Northern Association under the command of Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Baron Fairfax, 1642-5
  5. (fol. 78) list of slain, wounded or captured at the battle of Axminster, 1644
  6. (fols. 100-2) reports on the siege of Chester, Nov. 1645
  7. (fols. 109-121) papers relating to situation in Ireland, 1647-8
  8. (fols. 128-31) copy of report on the battle of Dunbar, 1650, by Oliver Cromwell
  9. (fols. 132-33) letters concerning Civil War in Scotland, Aug. 1651

Dates

  • 1603-99

Extent

228 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Don. c. 184, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. c. 184

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14957

Overview

A collection of official military and political letters and documents, mainly relating to the Civil War, Interregnum and Restoration.

Custodial History

Owned by Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle; with bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron, and pencil shelfmarks, 573 c. 27 inside upper board, and C.2.S.1 12(5) on fol. 1; bought at Sotheby's, 15 Feb. 1938 (Clumber sale), lot 1159.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought Sotheby's, 14 Dec. 1993 (Fairfax sale), lot 423, and given by the Friends of the Bodleian.

Physical Facet

Binding: brown calf, gilt, with gilt arms of 4th Duke of Newcastle on front board; bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron
Title
A collection of official military and political letters and documents, mainly relating to the Civil War, Interregnum and Restoration
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom