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Strafford papers, correspondence and papers of the family of Ducket of Hartham, Rupert Papers, and Ambassade de M. de la Boderie en Angleterre collected by Professor C.H. Firth

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Comprises:
  1. MS. Firth b. 2: Strafford papers
  2. MSS. Firth c. 2-3, e. 1: Correspondence and papers of the family of Ducket of Hartham
  3. MSS. Firth c. 6-8: Rupert Papers
  4. MSS. Firth c. 9-12: Ambassade de M. de la Boderie en Angleterre

Dates

  • Written between 17th and 18th century

Extent

1.15 Linear metres (11 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Firth b. 2, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Firth b. 2, c. 2-3, 6-12, e.1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19875

Abstract

Strafford papers, correspondence and papers of the family of Ducket of Hartham, Rupert Papers, and Ambassade de M. de la Boderie en Angleterre collected by Professor C.H. Firth

Biographical / Historical

Dr. William Knowler (d. 1773). William Ducket (d. 1686) and Lionel Ducket (d. 1693). Richard Bentley (1794-1871) was a publisher. Joseph-Antoine le Fèbvre (1622-1688), sieur de La Barre, was a French lawyer and administrator

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, nos. 35583-35593.

Custodial History

  1. MS. Firth b. 2: These papers, with those now bound up as SC nos. 29569-70, passed from Dr. Knowler to his descendant, Anne Hyde. Her husband, the Rev. T. W. Openshaw of Bristol Grammar-school, sold the same to Wm. George, Bristol bookseller, from whom the papers were bought in 1884 by Prof. C. H. Firth
  2. MSS. Firth c. 2-3, e. 1: Nos. 19003, 34960, 18932 in sir Thomas Phillipps' library. They formed, with one other MS., lot 381 in the Phillipps sale, April 1903
  3. MSS. Firth c. 9-12: Once the property of president Gabriel Bernard de Rieux (see above), but not found in the sale catalogue of his library. Lot 328 in an unidentified auction catalogue. Subsequently belonged to sir Gregory Page-Turner of Battlesden, and numbered 237-40 in his or another's library. Lot 2304 in the Page-Turner sale, 1824, when purchased by sir Thomas Phillipps. Numbered 3155 in the Phillipps collection, and then lot 102 in the Phillipps 1908 sale

Immediate Source of Acquisition

  1. MS. Firth b. 2: Presented by C. H. Firth to the Bodleian, Oct. 3, 1912
  2. MSS. Firth c. 2-3, e. 1: Bought, through Mr. Bertram Dobell, by prof. C. H. Firth, who presented them to the Bodleian, January 9, 1912
  3. MSS. Firth c. 6-8: Bought from William Ridler's catalogue about 1889 by prof. C. H. Firth, and presented by him, February 29, 1912
  4. MSS. Firth c. 9-12: Bought by prof. C. H. Firth through P. M. Barnard, and presented by him to the Bodleian, Nov. 2, 1912
Title
Strafford papers, Correspondence and papers of the family of Ducket of Hartham, Rupert Papers, and Ambassade de M. de la Boderie en Angleterre collected by Professor C.H. Firth
Status
Completed
Author
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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