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Volume of Clarendon papers

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MS. Clarendon 155
Held at the Weston Library

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Volume of Clarendon papers, including:

  1. Fols. 1-4. privately printed memoir of the 1st Earl of Clarendon, 19th century
  2. Fols. 9-34, 37, 48-52, 57-63, 77-83. letters to and from Lord Clarendon, 1648-85
  3. Fols. 33-5, 39-52, 57, 60-3. letters to and draft letters from James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon, 1678-85
  4. Fol. 54. account of a riot at Oxford, 1683.


  • Creation: 17th-19th century


89 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Clarendon 155, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Clarendon 155

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16261


Volume of Clarendon papers, 17th-19th century.

Biographical / Historical

Earl of Clarendon is a title that has been created twice in British history, in 1661 and 1776. The title was created for the first time in the Peerage of England in 1661 for the statesman Edward Hyde, 1st Baron Hyde. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1643 to 1646 and Lord Chancellor from 1658 to 1667 and a close political adviser to Charles II, although he later fell out of favour and was forced into exile. Lady Jane Hyde, eldest daughter of the fourth Earl of Clarendon, married William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex. Their daughter Lady Charlotte Capell married the prominent diplomat and politician the Hon. Thomas Villiers, second son of William Villiers, 2nd Earl of Jersey. In 1748 he was made a Baron of the Kingdom of Prussia, an honour which he received Royal licence to use in Great Britain, and in 1756 the barony of Hyde held by his wife's ancestors was revived when he was raised to the Peerage of Great Britain as Baron Hyde, of Hindon in the County of Wiltshire. In 1776 the earldom of Clarendon was also revived when he was made Earl of Clarendon in the Peerage of Great Britain.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Maggs, cat. 759 (1946), 413, except fols. 77-86, given anonymously, 1948.

Physical Facet

bound by Rivière and Son in red morocco, 19th century

Volume of Clarendon papers, 17th-19th century
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom