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Draft chapters, notes and collections by Sir George Buc

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MS. Arch. Selden. B. 66

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Draft chapters, notes and collections by Sir George Buc, c.1613, apparently for his work 'The baron, or the magazine of honor' (see DNB), including:
  1. (fols. 92-105) 'Certayne remembrances touchinge the two great offices of the Seneschallshe or high Stewardshipp[e] of England and of the Queens howse', not in Buc's hand.
With several contemporary papers relating to the Elizabethan navy, including:
  1. (fols. 91, 155) lists of the Queen's fleet, 1597 and 1588 (with additions to 1596);
  2. (fol. 150) numbers of masters of ships, mariners and fishermen in England, by county, 1583;
  3. (fols. 153-4) Admiralty account of the expenses of building the Ark Ralegh (later Ark Royal), with a report on the ship, signed by Charles Howard, Lord High Admiral, and others, May 1587;
  4. (fol. 157) list of items taken on board ship 'when I was going to sea', April 1597.
The text begins at fol. 32 of a contemporary foliation.

Dates

  • c.1613

Extent

162 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Arch. Selden. B. 66, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Arch. Selden. B. 66

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17486

Overview

Draft chapters, notes and collections by Sir George Buc, c.1613, apparently for his work 'The baron, or the magazine of honor'.

Biographical / Historical

Sir George Buck [Buc] (bap. 1560-1622) was an English historian and master of the revels.

Custodial History

Inscribed in a 17th-cent. hand (fol. 1) 'Collections of Mr. Selden's ... relating chiefly to the Great offices and officers of ye Kingdom'; gilt arms of Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle, on each cover.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 14 Feb. 1938 (Clumber Park sale), lot 1101.

Physical Facet

Bound by H. Stamper in brown morocco, 19th century
Title
Draft chapters, notes and collections by Sir George Buc
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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