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Letters, correspondence, and poems collected by Professor C. H. Firth

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  1. MSS. Firth b. 1/1-2: Lettered 'Sir John Williamson's State Letters to Sir Leoline Jenkins', but really the correspondence of Sir Joseph Williamson
  2. MS. Firth c. 1: 'Divers Poems' by Sir Richard Fanshawe
  3. MS. Firth 4: 'A Booke of Lieutenancie wherein is entred all lers directed to the L: Lieuteant of the County of Essex...'
  4. MS. Firth c. 5: Letters to and from the Commissioners of the Parliament of England for the Affairs of Ireland

Dates

  • 17th-19th century

Extent

0.55 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Firth b. 1/1, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Firth b. 1/1-2, c. 1, 4, 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19874

Abstract

Letters, correspondence, and poems collected by Professor C. H. Firth

Biographical / Historical

Sir Joseph Williamson (1633-1701) was a statesman and diplomat

Sir Leoline Jenkins (1625-1685) was an academic and diplomat.

Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-1666) was a diplomat and author.

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. 35375-35379.

Custodial History

  1. MSS. Firth b. 1/1-2: Formerly owned by Francis Gwyn of Ford Abbey, under secretary of state 1681-3 and 1688-9. No. 245/3 in the Ford Abbey sale, 1846, when purchased by sir Thomas Phillipps. The volumes were nos. 12136-8 in the Phillipps library and lot 1246 in the Phillipps sale, April 1903
  2. MS. Firth c. 1: Owned in 1788 by Joseph Warton
  3. MS. Firth 4: Numbered A. 8 in the library of Mr. John Gurdon Rebow of Wyvenhoe Park, Essex (d. 1870), whose bookplate it contains. Bought by prof. C. H. Firth from Bertram Dobell
  4. MS. Firth c. 5: Art. 410 in the Monck Mason Sale cat., 1858. Bought at that sale by sir Thos. Phillipps, and numbered 17059 in the Phillipps library. Sold at the Phillipps sale, June 1893 (lot 335)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

  1. MSS. Firth b. 1/1-2, c. 4, 5: Bought by Professor C. H. Firth from Bertram Dobell, and presented by him in 1911, but not handlisted until January 23, 1912
  2. MS. Firth c. 1: Bought from Bertram Dobell by Professor C. H. Firth, and presented by him June 23, 1911
Title
Letters, correspondence, and poems 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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