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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1266.1

Parliamentary speech collection


Parliamentary speeches by James I and Charles I of England, as well as by the Speaker of the House of Commons concerning state matters, including the impeachment of the Duke of Buckingham.


  • Creation: 1623-1628

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.13 linear feet (1 volume)

Speeches by Kings James I and Charles I, and lords George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and Sir John Finch, the Speaker of the House of Commons, among others, before the Parliament concerning state matters from1623 to 1628, including the impeachment of Buckingham in 1628.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-155. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1968 April 2.

Parliamentary speech collection, 1623-1628: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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