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'Miscellanea', consisting at present of two papers

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 51
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'Miscellanea', consisting at present of two papers:

  1. Fol. 3. an account of the help given by col. Robert Phelipps to Charles ii, Sept. 25 to about the middle of October, 1651, during wanderings in the south of England: perhaps autograph, but unfinished
  2. Fol. 5. A letter to dr. George Hickes, dated Oct. 20, 1688, from a friend who favoured the prince of Orange

(fols. 7-end are blank)

Additions, fols. 8-234. Guard-book of letters and papers, 16th-19th cent., including:

  1. Fols. 8-19. copy of Sir Robert Cotton's discourse 'That the sovereign's person is required in the great councells'
  2. Fol. 31. rates levied on Nuffield, Berks., for the payment of the garrison at Wallingford, 1648
  3. Fols. 86-8. accounts of expenses at elections in the city of Westminster, 1762, 1768
  4. Fols. 147-61. letters from Capt. Henry Bertie to his brother James, Earl of Abingdon, 1685
  5. Fols. 201-28. contemporary extracts from letters of Charles, Viscount Townshend, and John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, at The Hague, to Henry Boyle, Secretary of State, 1710


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1651-1688


19 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 51, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19548


'Miscellanea', consisting at present of two papers

Biographical / Historical

Colonel Robert Phelipps (fl. 1651-1688).

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. 33385

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The original papers were purchased from F. Whittle of Dover on Feb. 9, 1904 and the additions acquired between 1917-1934.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/2 × 10 3/8 in.

'Miscellanea', consisting at present of two papers
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom