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A letter from archbp. Laud to sir William Boswell and a contemporary Dutch translation of a letter from archbp. Abbot

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MS. Add. C. 69

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Comprises:
  1. (fol. 1). A letter from archbp. Laud to sir William Boswell, Nov. 26, 1638, about a pamphlet printed at Amsterdam (?) with the title 'The Beast is wounded', with the writer's seal.
  2. (fol. 6). A contemporary Dutch translation of a letter from archbp. Abbot, Aug. 31, (1611?), about Vorstius's professorship at Leyden.

Dates

  • written in the first half of the 17th century

Extent

12 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Dutch; Flemish

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 69, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. C. 69

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18670

Abstract

A letter from archbp. Laud to sir William Boswell and a contemporary Dutch translation of a letter from archbp. Abbot, written in the first half of the 17th century.

Biographical / Historical

William Laud (1573–1645) was archbishop of Canterbury.

George Abbot (1562–1633) was archbishop of Canterbury.

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. V, no. 28848.

Custodial History

A letter from sir Thomas Bodley of April 11, 1589, was once in this volume, but was removed on Nov. 2, 1901, to MS. Bodley 699* (fols. 73-74).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Laud's letter was bought from Messrs. J. H. & J. Parker in Feb. 1863 for £7 17s. od.: Bodley's letter in the same way for 4s. 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/2 × 9 3/4 in.
Title
A letter from archbp. Laud to sir William Boswell and a contemporary Dutch translation of a letter from archbp. Abbot
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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