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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1266

Political treatise collection

Thirty-two 15th and 16th-century political treatises by Nathaniel Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh, and others.


  • 1640

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (2 volumes)

Thirty-two manuscript treatises by various authors copied in an unidentified hand and originally from the library of the Duke of Westminster at Eaton Hall, Cheshire. Includes treatises by Nathaniel Bacon, Charles I, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir William Fleetwood, and Sir Walter Raleigh, among other authors.


Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-36. Purchased with the Bemis fund; received: 1967 July 28.
Political treatise collection, ca. 1640: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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