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Reports of messengers and scouts sent out by or returning to sir Samuel Luke

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 53

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Reports of messengers and scouts sent out by or returning to sir Samuel Luke, commanding troops during the Civil War on the Parliament side in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, from Feb. 9, 1642/3 to March 29, 1644. These are of considerable value for the details of operations in and round Oxford and in the West of England, and it is clear that it was not difficult during all this period for spies to enter and leave Oxford.

The reports and notes were apparently posted up in this book at short intervals, and are in several handwritings. There are also notes of forms of warrants, etc. (fol. 132v), and at fol. 131 an account of the affair of Chalgrove field on June 18, 1643.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1642-1644

Extent

133 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 53, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. c. 53

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19573

Overview

Reports of messengers and scouts sent out by or returning to sir Samuel Luke

Biographical / Historical

Sir Samuel Luke (d. 1670) was an MP.

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. 33552

Custodial History

Sir 'Olr Luke, 1679, Dec. 8': 'J. Nichols', 18th cent. Part of collections formed by Frank Kyffin Lenthall, recorder of Woodstock, for a Life of Speaker Lenthall, and with a few notes by the former on inserted slips.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by mr. F. K. Lenthall's brother, Edmund Kyffin Lenthall, esq., of Besselsleigh manor, to the Library on Aug. 30, 1905.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

14 1/2 × 9 1/2 in.
Title
Reports of messengers and scouts sent out by or returning to sir Samuel Luke
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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