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Guard-book of letters

 Single Item
MS. Autogr. b. 7
Held at the Weston Library

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Guard-book of letters, including:

  1. (fol. 12) warrant of the Privy Council to the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, 1690
  2. (fols. 40-50) lease, signed and sealed by Gustavus Adolphus II, of land in Ingria to Bugislaf Rose, 1617, with related accounts, 1618-23
  3. (fols. 54-5) power of attorney and acknowledgement of receipt of a debt signed by William Backhouse, witnessed by Elias Ashmole, 1656
  4. (fols. 61-2) verses, 'A holiday trip to the Highlands by Rail' by J.S. Blackie, n.d.
  5. (fols. 78-9) warrant for payment of Thomas Bates, one of His Majesty's Musicians, signed by Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby, 1677.


  • Creation: 1501-1899


79 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Autogr. b. 7, fols 1-2].

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MS. Autogr. b. 7

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16198


Guard-book of letters, 16th-19th century

Biographical / Historical

The Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, 1689-1701, was John Egerton. He served as the monarch's local representative in Buckingham. Gustavus Adolphus II was king of Sweden, 1611-1632. William Backhouse was an English philosopher in the 16th and 17th centuries. Elias Ashmole was an atrologer and antiquarian in the 17th century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired, 1927-68.

Guard-book of letters, 16th-19th century
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