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Guard-book of papers and letters

 Single Item
MS. Eng. hist. c. 396
Held at the Weston Library

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Guard-book of papers and letters, including:

  1. (fols 1-2) Accounts of payments to troops in the Low Countries, Oct. - Nov. 1602
  2. (fols. 3-4) Copy of Statement by Sir Thomas Jenner concerning visitation of Magdalen College, 1689
  3. (fol. 5) Warrant signed by John Thurloe, 1652/3
  4. (fol. 8) Receipt signed by Jas Wotton, 1588
  5. (fols. 9-11) Notes by Sir Robert Ker Porter, c. 1820-1824
  6. (fols. 12-66) papers, possibly of William Adam, concerning the scrutiny of the Westminster election returns, 1784-5 (taken from a volume of printed items on the same subject, [pr. bk.] Vet. A5 d. 699)
  7. (fols. 67-87, 172-89) papers of Lord John Russell, 1810-66
  8. (fols. 88-139) papers of Sir Arthur S. T. Griffith-Boscawen, 1922
  9. (fols. 152-63) letters to Charles II, 1672-82
  10. (fol. 208) commission by Charles I to Roger Whitley as captain of a troop of horse, 1 Nov. 1642


  • Creation: 16th-20th cent.


227 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 396, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 396

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9397


Guard-book of papers and letters, 16th-19th century.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Jenner, 1638-1707, was an English judge. Sir Robert Ker Porter, 1777-1842, was an English painter, writer and diplomat. Lord John Russell, 1792-1878, 1st Earl Russell, was the prime minister between 1865-1866 and an author. Sir Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith-Boscawen, 1865-1946, was an English politician.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired, 1948-75.

Related Materials

Mainwaring MSS., Mounted letters no. 10; Sotheby's, 20 Nov. 1973, lot 112 - see also 40046-57.

Guard-book of papers and letters
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom