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Guard-book of letters

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MS. Autogr. b. 7

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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.


  • 1501-1899


79 Leaves

Language of Materials


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

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom