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Two plays by R. Carleton

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MS. Eng. poet. d. 2
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Two plays by R. Carleton, as privately acted by members of the family of the first earl of Ailesbury (d. 1685) at Tottenham Park, Savernake:

  1. Fol. 2. 'Conceal'd Royalty, or the May Queen, a pastoral ... written by R. Carleton, 1674'
  2. Fol. 19. 'The Martial Queen, a tragegedy [sic] ... written by R. Carleton, 1675'

Each play has a prologue and cast of characters, and the first an epilogue: a leaf or two is missing at the end of the second.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1674-1675


56 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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

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MS. Eng. poet. d. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20109


Two plays by R. Carleton

Biographical / Historical

R. Carleton (fl. 1674-1675).

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. V, no. 30048

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Edw. Howell (catal. 57, no. 813) on March 12, 1889, for 7s. 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 7/8 × 8 in.

Two plays by R. Carleton
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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