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Notebook of John Browne, Clerk of Parliaments

 Single Item
MS. Eng. misc. e. 226
Held at the Weston Library

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Notebook of John Browne, Clerk of Parliaments, early 17th century, including:

  1. (fols. 2-9) student essays on moral subjects
  2. (fols. 12v-13) copy of royal warrant to stay the execution of Lords Cobham and Grey and of Sir Griffin Markham, 9 Dec. 1603 (cf. Calendar of state papers, domestic ... 1603-1610 (London, 1857), 57, undated draft)

The volume contains some other items, in a different hand, including:

  1. (fol. 13v) petition of Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland, to Charles I, asking pardon for his son, n.d. [1630], printed in Cabala, sive scrinia sacra (London, 1654), 242-3
  2. (fols. 15-18) copy of Sir Thomas Bodley's autobiography, derived from an autograph copy of 15 Dec. 1609, with (fol. 18v) 'The uses assigned by S[i]r Thomas Bodley in the tripartite indenture'
  3. (fol. 19) copies of two letters from Elizabeth I, to Margaret, Lady Norris, and to Sir Amias Paulet, n.d. (formerly pp. 71-2 in Bodl., MS. Ashmole 781; removed before 1845).

(fols. 23-34) are blank.


  • Creation: Early 17th century


34 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 226, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 226

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17637


Notebook of John Browne, Clerk of Parliaments

Biographical / Historical

John Browne (d. 1691) was clerk of Parliaments.

Custodial History

Sotheby's, 27 April 1903, lot 868; owned by Falconer Madan (stamp on fol. 1). Phillipps MS. 25152.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by F. F. Madan, 1938.

Physical Facet

Notebook with paper wrappers, bound by Rivière & Son in half morocco

Notebook of John Browne, Clerk of Parliaments
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom