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Guard-book of letters

 Single Item
MS. Eng. lett. c. 196
Held at the Weston Library

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Guard-book of letters, including:

  1. Fols. 1-10. letters to Prince Rupert, relating to military affairs, 1643-5 (lots 206, 1426, 735, 750, 1328, 935, 974, 514 and 861, at the Rupert and Fairfax sale at Sotheby's, [14 June] 1852)
  2. Fols. 33-55. letters to William, Earl of Craven, 1671-9
  3. Fols. 56-80. replies to questions on 'the clergy and the creeds' sent out by the editor of The Christian Commonwealth, 1914
  4. Fols. 83-96. letters from A. C. Ducarel, 1754-81
  5. Fols. 112-26. letters from Samuel Drew to Mary Ann Clarke, 1815-33
  6. Fols. 155-65. letters from Richard Blome to Daniel Fleming, 1671-8 (nos. 1221, 1264, 1390, 1452, 2567 [not calendared], 3015 and 3169 in HMC 25: 12th report (1890) app., pt. vii)
  7. Fols. 187-97. letters from T. E. Lawrence, 1926-8.


  • Creation: 17th-20th century


205 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 196, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. lett. c. 196

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9228


Guard-book of letters

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Coltee Ducarel (1713-1785) was a Frnehc librarian and antiquary. Samuel Drew (1765-1833) was an English metaphysical writer. Richard Blome (bap. 1635, d. 1705) was an English cartographer and bookseller. Daniel Fleming (1633-1701) was an English antiquary. Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935) was an English archaeologist, army officer, diplomat and writer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired, 1959-65.

Guard-book of letters
EAD version 2019
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom