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Papers relating to the Civil War and Commonwealth, copied by Francis Drake

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MS. Eng. hist. e. 40

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Papers relating to the Civil War and Commonwealth, copied by Francis Drake, the antiquary (d. 1771): partly from Nalson's MS. Collections. The chief items which are not extracts from printed books are:
  1. Fol. 4. 'Summons [to Parliament] of the several lords of the name of Grey.'
  2. Fols. 12, 15, 22, etc. Notes on Cromwell's life, written by F. Drake
  3. Fol. 24. Letter of Joaō de Guimaraes (of Portugal) to the Parliament, 13 Jan. 1651/2, in English
  4. Fol. 28. Congratulatory letter from the Swiss States to the Parliament of England, Zürich 24 Dec. 1652, in Latin
  5. Fol. 31. Letter from the Republic of Genoa to the Parliament, 16 Jan. 1652/3, in Latin
  6. Fol. 32. Letter from the Parliament of England to queen Christina of Sweden, 29 Oct. 1653, in Latin
  7. Fol. 37. 'Some short memoirs of the Parliament held at Westminster, 19 May 1685 ...', copied in 1722
  8. Fol. 47. Copy of a letter from dr. Zachary Grey to F. Drake 8 June 1755

Dates

  • Written in the 18th century by F. Drake

Extent

53 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. e. 40, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. e. 40

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18928

Overview

Papers relating to the Civil War and Commonwealth, copied by Francis Drake

Biographical / Historical

Francis Drake (1696-1771) was an antiquary.

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. VI, no. 31031

Custodial History

The volume bears the modern bookplates of mr. B. M. Pickering, bookseller of London, and (armorial) of Christopher Sykes esq. M.P.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

It was bought by the Bodleian at a sale at messrs. Puttick's (lot 1357), 6 July 1891. See MS. Eng. hist. e. 47, MS. Top. Yorks e. 3.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 5/8 × 6 3/4 in.
Title
Papers relating to the Civil War and Commonwealth, copied by Francis Drake
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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