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'Clarendon Papers acquired 1906-'

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MS. Clarendon 152
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'Clarendon Papers acquired 1906-', including:

  1. Fol. 1. A letter from sir William Morice to the earl of Clarendon, Apr. 28 [1662 or'64]
  2. Fol. 3. Part of a letter from Charles ii to the duke of Neuburg, in French, with seal, but date, signature, etc., lost
  3. Fol. 5. 'Mr. [William] Guthrie's Account of the MS.[S] of the Clarendon Collection in his Possession', which collection was bought from him for five guineas by dr. John Douglas, to whom Guthrie wrote this letter, and who endorses it (about 1760-70)

(fols. 7-end are blank)


  1. Fols. 7-19. containing an early draft of the preface to the original (1702) edition of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion, with variations from the printed text: the preface, although unsigned, is known to be by Laurence Hyde, 1st earl of Rochester
  2. Fols. 20-3. Copy of a letter of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, c. 1674


  • Creation: Written in the 17th and 18th century


17 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Clarendon 152, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Clarendon 152

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19588


'Clarendon Papers acquired 1906-'

Biographical / Historical

Sir William Morice (1602-1676) was secretary of state. Edward Hyde (1609-1674), 1st Earl of Clarendon, was Lord chancellor.

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. 33645

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at Christie's 3rd July 1906 (lots 82, 50, 63) and additions bought from mr. E. Williams, 37 Newtown Road, Hove, on Nov. 15, 1913 and 1920.

Physical Facet

On paper


14 × 10 5/8 in.

'Clarendon Papers acquired 1906-'
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