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Memoirs of Sir Gilbert Talbot

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 312
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Memoirs of Sir Gilbert Talbot:

  1. (fols. 1-6) 'A narrative of the Venetians tender of assistance to K. Charles 1st in his Civil Wars ...', printed in H. Ellis, Original letters illustrative of English history, 2nd series, iii (London, 1827), 317-22
  2. (fols. 8-21) account of Talbot's transactions at the Danish court, 1665, printed in Archaeologia, 22 (1829), 33-48
  3. (fols. 23-35) memoir on the Jewel House, 1680, printed in Archaeologia, 22 (1829), 114-23
  4. (fols. 36-49) account of Blud's attempt to steal the crown jewels, printed in J. Strype's continuation of J. Stow, Survey of the cities of London and Westminster (London, 1720), 92-6.


  • Creation: late 17th cent.


94 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 312, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 312

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7406


Memoirs of Sir Gilbert Talbot, late 17th-century.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Gilbert Talbot (c. 1606–1695) was a politician.

Custodial History

Sotheby's, 5 July 1855 (M. J. Routh sale), lot 208.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Mrs. F. J. Varley, 1949.

Related Materials

Another copy of these memoirs is BL, Harl. MS. 6859.

Physical Facet

19th-cent. vellum binding

Memoirs of Sir Gilbert Talbot, late 17th-century
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom