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Memoirs of Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroi

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MS. Bodl. 235
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Memoirs of Nicolas de Neufville seigneur de Villeroi (d. 1617), in French, in two parts, covering the years 1574-89 and 1589-94 respectively. Part 1 beg. 'Le plus grand contentement que puisse auoir vn homme', and is dated April 8, 1589: part 2 (fol. 65) beg. 'Monsieur, je vous enuoye le memoire': each is signed 'de Neufville'.


  • Creation: Written in the first quarter of the 17th century


209 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 235, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 235

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17919


Memoirs of Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroi

Biographical / Historical

Nicolas de Neufville (1543-1617), seigneur de Villeroy, was secretary of state under four kings of France: Charles XI, Henry III, Henry IV and Louis XIII.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 2198

Custodial History

Manuscript 1049* acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Ex dono Gulielmi Symondson ... socij collegij Mertonensis. Anno Domini 1624.'

Physical Facet

On paper


11 1/2 × 8 in.

Memoirs of Nicolas de Neufville, seigneur de Villeroi
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