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Guard-book of letters and documents

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MS. Eng. hist. b. 172
Held at the Weston Library

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Guard-book of letters and documents, including:

  1. Fols. 1-2. letters patent of Elizabeth I, 27 May 1597, giving an exemplification of depositions concerning the death of Sir Francis Englefield
  2. Fols. 40-56. accounts of William Sincklar, sheep-reeve to Sir Roger Townshend of Raynham, Norf., 1624
  3. Fol. 57. signed, illuminated letter of James I to Sultan Ahmed I, 17 Jan. 1617
  4. Fol. 60. 96 signatures of subscribers to the oath of supremacy, including several London or ships' surgeons, 1689-90, 1693
  5. Fols. 77-80. 2 orders of the Council of State, 1652
  6. Fols. 81-110. lists of payments made after the death of Mary II to her servants and charities, c.1699
  7. Fols. 111-116. Lists of sheriffs, 1676-8, and lists of those nominated and picked, 1677-8
  8. Fols. 135-45. part of the holograph manuscript of Sir Richard Bulstrode's 'Memoirs and Recollections', c.1700, corresponding to pp. 25-107 of the text as published, London, 1721, differing from it in style rather than in content.
  9. Papers relating to the notification of the last illness and death of King Edward VII to H.H. Asquith as Prime Minister (on a cruise in the Admiral Yacht 'The Enchantress' at the time), 1910.


  • Creation: 16th-20th century


135 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. b. 172, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. b. 172

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16287


Guard-book of letters and documents, 16th-20th century.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth I, 1533-1603, was queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Mary II, 1662-1694, was Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, co-reigning with her husband, King William III and II, from 1689 until her death in 1694.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired, 1929-75.

Guard-book of letters and documents
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