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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1266.2

Miscellaneous British documents


Documents, letters, and parliamentary speeches by English rulers and peers, concerning matters of sovereignty.


  • 1624-1640 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.14 linear feet (1 volume)

Contains documents and letters concerning Ireland, speeches presented by James I, Elizabeth I, and Charles I, as well as George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, and George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury, among others, before Parliament, as well as proceedings of the House of Commons, 1640-1641. Also includes reports concerning the proposed marriage between Charles I and the Infanta Maria of Spain, 1617, the election of kings of Bohemia, as well as various letters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-156. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1968 April 2.

Miscellaneous British documents, 1624-1640: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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