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Copies of personal and official papers relating to sir Henry Unton's embassage to the king of France

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MS. e Mus. 18

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Copies of personal and official papers relating to sir Henry Unton's embassage to the king of France, 1591-2, including:
  1. His instructions, July 13, 1591 (fol. 2)
  2. Secret cipher (fol. 7)
  3. Some accounts (fols. 1, 167)
  4. Many letters between Unton and the queen or her chief ministers of state (with ten from the queen to the king of France, Unton and others, at fols. 17, 17v, 40v, 41, 42, 62v, 72, 119, 140, 160), and the like
  5. At fols. 170v-99v are copies of thirty-two letters, from queen Elizabeth to or concerning sir Henry Norris (lord Norris of Rycote), 1566-1600, preceded at fol. 168 by a copy of one from the queen to lady Norris, Sept. 22, 1597.
The extreme dates seem to be July 13, 1591, and June 17, 1592. The whole is a faulty transcript of Brit. Mus. Add. MS. 38137, and has been printed, chiefly from the originals but partly from this MS., in the Correspondence of Sir Henry Unton (Roxburghe Club, 1847).

Dates

  • Written late in the 16th century

Extent

202 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 18, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. e Mus. 18

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18180

Overview

Copies of personal and official papers relating to sir Henry Unton's embassage to the king of France

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Unton (c. 1557-1596) was a Knight, diplomat and soldier.

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. 3498

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (8)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This volume first appears in Bodleian lists about 1655.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

14 1/2 × 9 7/8 in.
Title
Copies of personal and official papers relating to sir Henry Unton's embassage to the king of France
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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