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Volume of papers of Francis Parry


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Volume of papers of Francis Parry (c.1636-1702), containing:

  1. (fols. 1-474) official papers as English representative at the Court of Portugal, c. 1669-1680, including letters from Sir William Godolphin in Madrid, 1669-78, and Sir Joseph Williamson in Cologne, 1673-4
  2. (fols. 475-615) private correspondence, 1665-80, including drafts of Parry's letters to John Ashburnham, whose son (Charles) Parry accompanied as guardian and tutor on the continent, 1665-8

The volume also contains a few printed pieces and some verse.


  • Creation: c. 1636-1702


0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 328/1, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 328/1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17076


Volume of papers of Francis Parry

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Custodial History

Possibly owned by Sir Robert Southwell; owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (number not known: a faint 'M[iddle] H[ill] C[atalogue]' on front pastedown).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was bought at Sotheby's on the 26 June 1974, lot 3005.

Related Materials

Other official papers of Parry are BL, Add. MSS. 34332-4, and 35100-1.

Volume of papers of Francis Parry
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom