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An account of sir Thomas Bodley's negotiations in the Netherlands

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 46
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An account of sir Thomas Bodley's negotiations in the Netherlands, 1594/5-96 (summer), by himself, a corrected copy of the original. Though Bodley's name does not occur, Quaritch is no doubt right in attaching it to this document. It is written in the first person, and bears a rather later title 'Negotiations with the States Generall 1594.'

The Rev. W. D. Macray has pointed out other copies, each stating Bodley's authorship, in MS. Bodley 11 and MS. Rawlinson D. 672, and (printed) at p. 928 of vol. 3 of Hearne's ed. of Camden's Elizabeth: the work had nevertheless escaped notice both in the Dictionary of National Biography and in the catalogues of printed books of the Bodleian and the British Museum.


  • Creation: Written in about 1597 (?)


50 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 46, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 46

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19300


An account of sir Thomas Bodley's negotiations in the Netherlands

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Bodley (1545-1613) was a diplomat and a scholar.

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. 32018

Custodial History

'E. 11' and '59' in some libraries: '16670' in part 3 of Thomas Thorpe's Catalogue 1824 (where the piece is described as a speech by queen Elizabeth): in the Phillipps library 2903, and sold in a Phillipps sale on June 12, 1896 (lot 457).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Bodleian from Quaritch's Rough List 164, no. 29, on Oct. 19, 1896.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/4 × 8 in.

An account of sir Thomas Bodley's negotiations in the Netherlands
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Weston Library
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