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1584, May 26. The Archbishop of Canterbury to Burgh- 1608, Dec. Robert (Earl of) Salisbury to the Prince.ley.-Certain ministers of the diocese of Ely do not sub- A fulsome letter :-he calls himself the King's beagle. scribe :—desires that Burghley will not countenance, but 1609, May 20. Council letter to Lord Knyvet. - About rather reprove them.

procedure with the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the 1584, June 1. John Barefoot to the Archbishop of Can- matter of the aid [for knighting the Prince] :-appoint a terbury. (Indorsed by Burghley “ Touching the non-sub day for executing the Commission. “ scribers.")

16 .. John Donne to the Prince (Henry).-Having 1584, June 14. une 14 The Archbishop of Canterbury to

The Archbishop of Canterbury to dedicated a book to the King, he presents a copy to the Burghley. (Indorsed by Burghley “ Concerning the Puri Prince. (A didactic letter. Seal, a crab.) “ tans;* Dr. Goodman, his perversions not sufficiently 1610, Sept. 14. Skinckseane. Sir Edward Cecyll to “ known.”)

the King.-Army news.-Sends for delivery to the King 1585, May 5. Council letter to the Justices of the Peace “that arch Jesuit, father Baldwin.” of Carmarthen (signed by Hunsdon, T. Buckehurst, Chr. 1614. Letter from H. Wotton. Hatton, F. Walsingham, James Croft).--Alice Jordan was 1618, May 25. Venice.-H. Wotton to the Lord High condemned and executed for poisoning her husband; after Treasurer.--The whole town is in confusion upon discovery condemnation she accused others; such an accusation not of a foul and fearful conspiracy of the French against this receivable by law, and indictment insufficient; therefore, State :--no less than 30 lives have already suffered very no further proceedings to be taken against them.

condign punishment, between men strangled in prison and 1588, Dec. 18. John (Whitgift) Archbishop of Canter drowned in the silence of the night, and hanged in the bury to Lord Burghley :-about the putting out of Mr. public view. And yet the bottom is invisible. Hickman from his fellowship of Corpus Christi College, 1617, Dec. 1 and 3. Frederick, Elector Palatine to King Cambridge.

James I. (in French).-News of his journey, and of his Copy of Anthony Hickman's plea in answer (2 pp.). arrival ;--expected accouchement of his wife.

1588, June 6. The Revenge in Plymouth Sound.- 1619, Nov. 13. Fr. Verulam. Canc. (Lord Chancellor Francis Drake to Lord Burghley :-He has intimation of a Bacon) to (the Duke of Buckingham).--News.-Lord and great fleet seen coming ;-the Lord Admiral's forwardness Lady Suffolk fined 40,0001. and imprisoned. Bingley against the arms of the King of Spain. (Seal.)

fined 2,0001. and sent to the Fleet. Sir Edward Cook did 1589, May 6. London. Chr. Hatton, Canc. to Sir his part, and he (Bacon) never heard him do better. Nicholas Bacon and Mr. Bassingborne Sandye, Esq.-A 1617, Dec. 5. Council letter to the King :-about rereference to them of a suit about Legacies.

trenchment of his Majesty's expenses. 1589. Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel's Apologetical 1621, Nov. 9. Henry de Rohan to the King of Engdefense to Burghley for acting as volunteer in the Em land. peror's army against the Turks, and taking the title of 1623, July 21. London.— Thomas Lorkin to ....,Comes Imperii; written while prisoner in the Tower. News. (Copied from a MS. of the Earl of Oxford, May 13, 1734.). 16 .. Prince Charles, his guifts and presents at his 6 pp.

departure out of Spain. 1589, Sept. 27. Hague. Thomas Bodley to ... To the King, a sword set with dymonds of great value. He lauds Count Marice:-the States are to call him High To the Queen, a fan and relucent dymond esteemed of born Prince, vice High and well born Count.—Low Country 20 carats, and a triangle and two ear-rings of dymonds as matters.

big as a bean. 1587, Oct. 10. Hague. Thomas Bodley to Sir F. Wal To the Infanta, a string of 250 great pearls of rare persingham, principal Secretary of State to her Majesty.- fection, and of five carats; one dymond which can not be Low Country affairs ;-he has advertised the Lord Trea- valued; two pear pearls of inestimable value, and other surer of the exploit of Sir Francis Vere.

pearls of great esteem. Same date. Thomas Bodley to Burghley :-telling what Then follow presents to Don Carlos, to the Lord Cardinal Sir Francis Vere wrote to him :-a fight within a league of Infante; to Olivares and his wife and daughter; to four other Berke ;—it is said Sir F. Vere is hurt in the leg with a persons; to all the gentlemen of the Chamber; to 14 of pipe ;-it is not mentioned in his letter.

the King's Pages; to the Gard of Archers 4,000 crowns, 1590, July 30. Ivychurch. H. (Earl of) Pembroke to and to every one a gelding; to the Conde de la Puebla Burghley.-His opinion for the defense of Milford Haven. Maestre, a chain of 1,170 dymonds.

1591, March 7. Dublin. W. Fitzwilliam (Lord De- A printed sheet, two sides. Description of things to be puty) to Mr. Hicks, Secretary to Lord Burghley. The rifled and won by chance at Dice. -At Mark Taylor's country is quiet; here is but 750 footmen under leaders, house of the King's Majesty's servants, in Lincoln's Inn and a few horsemen; no money and little ammunition. Fields, near Master Garter's new House in High Holborn. The citizens of Dublin are froward and stubborn in the Hamilton (Duke of] to (the King). Begins, Plaes your matter of the impost of the yearne. If her Majesty will heines.—Thanks for recommending his right to the Duchy continue it, some letter must be sent to them.

of Chatelherault to the Duc de Bouillon. (1591.) Ro. Cecyll to Mr. Michael Hyckes (at Stan

ckeș (at Stan (16 . .), May 23. T. (Earl of) Suffolk to (the Lord

(16 May 03 T (Earl of suffell to the Lord stead near Portsmouth).-Is not coming to Theobalds :-all

Treasurer)-about the Company of Merchant Adventurers.

Treasurer_about the here are in expectation what will come of the French

1628, March 6. H. Wotton to Sir Ed. Bacon.- London causes; “my lord of Essex shall be joined with the Mar

and foreign news. • shal Biron in the siege of Roan, and shall be in all

1629. The same, froin the College.-News (and part of “ 15,000 foot and 3,000 horse, besides 5,000 foot with

another letter containing news). “ 2,000 horse which the King is rydd withall after he had

1629, Aug. 8. Hornsey. Jo. Lightfoot to Thomas Bed“ taken Noyon to meet the Reistres and to help to bring ford Scho

ford, Schoolmaster at Adderston, co. Warwick. “ them in quietly towards Roan; likewise so as it is hoped

1632. Copy of Memorial sent by Sir Henry Vane (Am. " that Roani will be easier obtained.” 1593, Aug. 14. Rome. W. Cardinal (Cardinal Allen)

bassador from King Charles I. to Gustavus Adolphus, to Richard Hopkins at Antwerp.-(Apparently the end of

King of Sweden) to King Charles I. concerning words

spoke by Gustavus Adolphus; 16th May 1632.-It seems a letter). — Offers to present papers to the Pope, or if thought better, the parties may with the Queen's license

that Vane asked a pardon for Lieut.-Col. Douglas who come personally and have an audience.

was imprisoned ; and whom the King had already pardoned

on a former offence; the King used offensive language 1595, Feb. 4. Henry Savile to Lady Russel.—He obtained Merton College thro' the Lord Treasurer's means,

to Hyde, and words offensive in regard of the King of and so hopes to get Eton :--Asks her mediation.

England, to which Hyde replied properly: and the

Swedish King sent the next day and apologized. 1596, July 8. Howard, Lord Admiral (aboard the Arke),

1637, Ashwednesday (“from your College ") Henry to Burghley :-giving an account of the naval action off

Wotton to his nephew. (Personal matters.)
Cadiz. (5 pp.)
1597, Aug. 3. Edward Coke to the Lord Treasurer. -

1643, Sept. 28. Prince Maurice to Monsieur de Henflied
Thanks for liberty to retire into the country.

(at the Hague). --Asks assistance for William Birdal and 1598, May 8. London. Thomas Bodley to Burghley.

Richard Ford, Merchants in Holland.--Dated, " à Milton States business. (3 pp.)

“ au siege de devant Derthmouth." No date.-Ralph Morice, formerly servant (Secretary) to ,

1641, March 1 and 8. Paris, Francis Windebank to Cranmer, p itions the Queen for a pension.

his official Correspondent.-Two private letters, endorsed
(1596), Mety 20. Edward Coke to the Lord Treasurer : “ for your self.”
-has found aout (he is persuaded) a speaker of the ma-

(1642, Feb. 1.) Sir Kenelm Digby to Sir Robert Henly, licious slande r3 against the Lord Admiral.

K.B.-Many years ago he had from Henly a medicine

(tincture of strawberries) for the Stone ;-bas found more Letters of the 17th Century.

good from it than from any other medicine ;-as years grow 1603, 1619, 1620. Three letters by W. Bathon (Earl of he finds that infirmity increase.-Wishes for liberation Bath ?) of no importance.

from restraint, and the Lord Mayor who was the occasion

Loquis of his confinement has promised to move it for him.-He BATH, will not act to the prejudice of the Parliament.

1665. Duc de Roquelaure to the Duke of York. Clarendon (Lord Chancellor) to the Ambassador of the King of Great Britain at Breda.—Directions for his conduct.— The Princess Elizabeth is, by the death of the late abbess the Princess Palatine of Deux ponts, in the possession of the abbey of Hertforts in the territory of the Elector of Brandenburgh.

Several letters by the Princess Elizabeth in 1674, &c.; one dated from Hertfort.

1675, Ashwednesday. W. Dugdale to ... Account of a great elm (a wich hazell or elm) which about 40 years since, was in the parish of Leigh in Staffordshire where Sir Hervey Bagot then lived. When felled it measured 120 feet in length, 8 yards and 18 inches about by girth measure in the middle.

1675 (?), Sept. 18, Camp de Soignies. The Prince of Orange to the Secretary Coventry.—Thanks for letter sent by Ambassador Hyde.

1675, another, complimentary. (Both these are in French.)

1678, July 30, Rome. Letter in French by Queen Christina of Sweden to King Charles II.-- Asks to look after her pretensions, in the Treaty of Nimeguen. (Seal over fluss silk.)

1678, Aug. 5, Rome. Cardinal of Norfolk to King Charles II.-Queen Christina got him to send the letter :he offers his services.

1679, May 19, Nerac. Algernon Sydney to Henry Coventry, principal Secretary of State.

1679,'Oct. 14, Paris. Sir Hen. Savile to (Henry Coventry). -Asks whether there is anything in the treaty with France to prevent their harbouring another ally (as the Turk and the Divell may be) that brings in our ships as prizes. (Indorsed “for your self.")

Collections of Papers principally relating to the Family of Harley.

Old Harley Papers. Atterbury to the Rev. Dr. Hickes at King Street, Bloomsbury.-Copies a passage from Wharton's book De Episcopis Londinensibus relating to the charters of Ingulphus which he yesterday spoke of. . . . . . Mr. Wagstaff has some papers of Bishop Laud in his hands, in order to write a preface before them. They were formerly in his (Atterbury's) hands. He retained some manuscript Minutes of Acts of Convocation : they may be useful to Wagstaff. Atterbury had leave to retain them.

Cypher, for correspondence between the Duke of Marlborough and Secretary Harley, 1705.—A large sheet; words are printed and the figures are written against them.

Copy of a long letter about the election of the ViceChancellor of Cambridge ; addressed to Dr. T. T.

1730, June 11. A letter (in French) from Le Courayer to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

A bundle of letters, tempp. James I., Charles I., and Charles II., and later.

(No date.) Steenie (the Duke of Buckingham) to the King James 1.-Beginning Dere dad & gossope.”Imagines that by this time he has read an answer of his last letter wbich came with the suger pese, and made mention of his (the King's) removes...i “I since have received “ the fesant egs..... Tell your sweet babe Charles “ I will waite at your bed before manie ouers pas, & by the “ grace of God be at the death of a stag with you." (Much of the letter is about a place for a dependant.) Ends your “ humble slave & doge, Steenie.” (nearly 3 pp.)

The same to the same (beginning and ending with the same words as the last).-Assures the King of his affection; ... had entertained himself with a dispute “ whether you loved me now better than at the time which I shall “ never forget at Farnham, when the beds hed could “ not be found between the master & his doge.” (1 p.)

1648, Nov. 21. Pass, signed by T. Fairfax, for Gervase Holles.

165 , Jan. 13. John Lilburne to 0. Cromwell.—Asserts his innocence.-Col. Pride, the bearer, a great favourite in London, will tell more than can be properly written.--Asks for freedom. (18 p. close.)

1652 and 1653. Letters from Geo. Ratcliffe (at Paris and elsewhere) to Col. Holles (abroad).

1657, 8, and 9. T. Ross to the same (many). (All the letters to Holles contain news.)

1653, Sept. 10. G. Morley (at Antwerp) to Col. Holles. -Alludes to a projected great work by Dugdale, and a projected polyglot Bible: the 1st sheet already printed.-Hopes for peace between the English and Dutch.- A letter from England says that Sir Robert Phịlips (Phelips) of

Montagu (Montacute), Co. Somerset, is apprehended and MARQUIS is to be tried by a high Court of Justice now erecting, for


o carrying on a plot against the State.

1653, March 2, and April 18. Two letters from the Duke of Ormond, “ for yourself.”

1665, May 3. Tangier. -- H. ChomImely to Lord Feversham.

1673. English and French passports for Carleton and others, for the Treaty of Peace at Cologne.

1673, May 6.–Arlington to the Duke of York :-about the movements of the Dutch.

1673, May 14.--The Earl of Shaftesbury, Lord Chancellor, to the Duke of York :-acknowledges, and acts with the officers of the Navy according to, the Duke's two letters. The Master of the Ordnance assures him that three ships with materials for a descent are before this on the Downs. The King had been told that the Duke's turning out through the Middle Grounds was a thing of great hazard if the Dutch had lain within a distance to have taken advantage; but he much justified the Duke's conduct and gave much the same reasons. He (the King) looks on the Duke as the person in the world he may best trust.

Several letters from the Earl of Strafford.

1673, Aug. 22. Lord Brouncker to Prince Rupert.-Congratulates him on his escape.

Letter by John Evelyn.

1686, June 22. W. Churchill to John Gibbon, (Blewmantle) :--about the arms and descent of Churchill.

John Muddyman to the Earl of Rochester :--facetious.

Letters from Henry Savile (at Paris) to the Earl of Rochester's son :-(some quaint stories in them.)

1638, April 17: The Earl of Clarendon to the Duke of

....-Sends Dr. Burnet's two papers, and a parliamentarian pacification : also Mr. Fagell's letter to M. Dalbeville (both in French and Dutch) upon the same subject; and a pamphlet called The way to peace among Protestants.-Peter Walsh died last month; he signed a retractation, as Romish priests call it :-sends a copy of it. The original is in the hands of Ginetti, an Italian secular priest, who is now with the Nuncio.

(No date.) The Duke of Marlborough to Mr. Robert Long.-Your uncle Egremont is at his country house; so that I can not come to the Manuscripts to show to Sir R. Cotton until his return; therefore I pray ye to send him such word.

Voltaire (in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden) to (Lord Oxford)—telling him that the French are proud of the name of Harley :--that Harley acts a noble part in the Henriade:-asks when he can wait on Ld. Oxford. (In English.)

A Bundle of Original Leiters, &c. 1654. A game at Piquet :-A Dialogue between Cromwell, Lambert, Lawrence, Fleetwood, and all manner of peo

17:7, July 2. Copy by Ld. Oxford, of his letter to the Duke of Newcastle in answer to one telling him that he was not to come to Court. (Newcastle's original letter, dated July 2 is here.)

Letter by George Lord Lyttelton on Religion. 1763. Memoir of John Earl of Granville.

Alexander Pope to the 2nd Lord Oxford; 133 (perhaps more) original letters.

Dr. Beattie.1753, Jan. 12. Aberdeen. Letter to a lady (Duchess of Portland ?) 7 pages.

Another by Dr. Beattie in 1775, sending her specimens of Gray's writing, viz., “two sheets of his directions to me “ when I was preparing the beautiful Glasgow edition of « his works,”

Another in 1773.

Matthew Buckinger (without hands or feet) to Lord
Oxford :-offers to write; or to make all manner of curi-

offers to sities

Sir Cloudesley Shovel.—One to the Mayor of Rochester, and others to Secretary Harley. .

1753, April 3. H. Cavendish Portland (Duke of Portland) to the Speaker :-consenting to the sale of the Harleian Collection, on condition of its hearing that title.

1759. Long letter from Lord Kinnoul (to a lady) giving an account of the Wells at Buxton.

1661, June 3, Dunkirk.—Harry Fitz-James to Sir Edward Harley :thanks for consideration and favours shown him :-proffers his services.

Another Bundle of Letters, fic. J. Gay to Lord Oxford :-About a box for Lady Oxford at the Theatre.

1716 and 1719. Letters, &c. by Lord Oxford in the Tower.

Copy of letter by Lord Oxford to Lord Dartmouth after nine months imprisonment.


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1720, March 8. Bramton Castle.--Request (by Lord Oxford) for special thanks in the General Thanksgiving, morning and evening, for his delivery from imminent death, as from that day.

1706 and 1707. The Duke of Marlborough to Harley. (2.)

Several by the Duchess of Marlborough.

Conyers Middleton to Lord Oxford (1726, Jan. 11, Cambridge).-Asks for the loan of a MS. of Maximus Tyrius for V. C. Davies to collate.

Lord Bathurst to Pope. 1730.

Pope to Mr. Mosley. (1722, Dec. 13, Twickenham) : acknowledgments for a second present of Oysters and Eringo Roots ; &c.

The Scriblerus Club. Several poeticalj eur d'esprit between the members of the Club and Lord Oxford.

Swift to Lord Oxford (1724, Nov. 27, and 1738, April 3, Dublin).

Transcripts of Letters to and by Swift : most of them printed in Scott's life of Swift; but the omissions are curious.

Arbuthnot to the same.— Three letters, (1713, 1726, and one undated).

Pope. Verses by him (autograph) to Polly Blount, with the date of her birth day, 15 June 1723. But the verses are dated Feb. 21, 1725.

Letters by the 2nd Lord Oxford to Pope; and a letter by William Murray (Lord Mansfield) Pope's Executor returning them to the Duchess of Portland.

A folio containing copies of letters by Atterbury.

1709, May 28, Oxford. Thomas Hearne to Lord Oxford: ---concerning Chaucer ; and the various editions and copies of his poems. (8 folio leaves.) He cites MSS.--Cod. Fairfax, 16:-Cod. Hatton, 1:-Selden's MS. B. 30. Bodl.

Edward Gibbon. Letter to Ld. Weymouth, dated 20 Aug. 1779, with the War Manifesto (which in his Memoirs he says he composed in French).

Letter by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

John Locke. Two letters, one dated, London, at Dr. Goodsall at the College of Physicians, Warwick Lane, 16 March 1688, addressed to his sister :--the other dated at Mr. Pawling's, over against the Plough Inn in Little Lincoln's Inn Fields 25 Sept. 1694, addressed to Sir Edward Harley.

Gilbert Burnet to Sir Edward Harley ; (15 letters).

James Bynt to . . . . sent by post. (A note on this states that the writer was 110 years in March 1740, and that he lived at Kinton near Sir Edward Harley, at Eywood.)

Queen Anne to Lord Treasurer Harley. (Between 50 and 60 letters.)

Wycherley to Pope, 1705-1710. Copies ; most of them have been printed. . A 4to. volume of Extracts by R. Harley from the Journal

ournal of Ann Clifford, daughter and heiress of George, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, wife 1st of the Earl of Dorset, and 2nd of the Earl of Pembroke.

It begins in 1603 (“ In Christmas I used to go much to Court") and ends in 1619, (91 pp.)

Folio. Another beginning in 1652 and ending in 1658. (Between 20 and 30 leaves.) Original letters in Turkish from the Sultan and Vizier

Vizier to Charles II.

A few letters by Madame Royale (whose son was to marry the Infanta of Portugal) to Charles II. She sent the Count of Mayenne as Ambassador.

Four folio volumes. Talbot papers, transcribed by George Clifford about 1704 from Nathaniel Johnston's Compilation, 1694. Taken from originals, histories, and MSS. formerly in Sheffield Castle. (The originals* were presented to the College of Arms.)

Folio, paper, 17th century. Genealogy of the family of Villiers. (39 fols.) Arms, pedigrees, and extracts from Records.

Folio. Journal of the Council of Richard Cromwell: from 3 Sept. 1658 to 22 March 165%. (319 pp.)

Dudley Pedigree : by Cooke, Clarencieux, 1580, vellum; large long folio: very beautiful.

Pedigree of Thynne from 1010 to 1741. Large folio ; beautifully executed.

The Muniment Room. Cage 1, 1 --A roll of vellum, containing an early copy in French of the Laws of Oleron : Coutumes de la mer.

[1297] Vellum. Account (as it seems of the Confederacy between Edward I. and the Count of Flanders.

10 Richard II. Memoranda of Ornaments of the Chamber.

15 Richard II. Memoranda of stable furniture, saddles, &c.

1427. Inventory of Goods at the Chateau d'Eu.

Edw. IV. and Edw. V. Book of the Customs received at various ports.

26 Hen. VI. Latin : Wardrobe Account. by William Cotton, Keeper ; from Michaelmas to the Feast of the Nativity.-Entries for Drapery, Mercery, &c., Reparations, deliveries to the King, foreign liveries, &c. (Paper, between 50 and 60 leaves.)

Henry VI. Statement of Customs by Farmers at various Ports.

Cage 1, No. 2 Folio, paper. Proporcion for coronacion of Henry VII. at Westminster.–At the Palace of the Bishop of London, &c.-Claims at the Coronation.

17 Hen. VII, Names of Creditors and amounts of debts ; divers offices at the Palace of the Bishop of London for the late Prince and Princess.

Ordinances for the King and Queen at the Serjeant's feast.—Ordinance for the Lord Cardinal.--Ordinances for Ladies in the presence.-For the Lord Mayor of London and for two others. (5 pp.)

Bills of fare for various days in the Bishop of Ely's palace. (10 pp.)

Creditors of the Serjeant's feast. (12 leaves.)—Gifts and Rewards ; (1 p.)-Fees and Rewards ; (3pp.)

10 and 11 Hen. VII. A paper diet book. Ordinance for the King and Queen at Richmond, 23 Jan. 17 Henry VII. (2 pp.)

Charges for making Knights of the Bath. (2 pp.)
Venison from divers Parks, 13 Hen. VII. (11 p.)

Ordinary breakfasts in the Kings houses and chambers, 13 Hen. VII. at Shene (the various persons are named). 3 pp.

Fare for the King and Queen at Christmas ; Shene, 13 Hen. VII.-Poultry for Christmas, do., &c. &c.

Cage 1, No. 3. Henry VIII. Copy of Indenture of Queen Katherine and other things material relating to her jointure.

26 Henry VIII. Expenses at the King's Palaces and of his barge called “ The Lyon.” (Headed "The Pye Book.")

37 Henry VIII. Copy Commission by the King to enquire into Chantries lands and hospitals, issued to John (Voysey alias Harman) Bishop of Exeter, Sir Richard Edgcumbe and others.

28, 33 and 36 Henry VIII. James Nelson's (the King's Surveyor) Outlay in sundry Palaces.

Cage 1, No. 4. 23 Henry VIII. Accounts of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, by order of William Parr, his Chamberlain. (Folio.)

18 Henry VIII. Accounts of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, at Ledstone and Pontefract. (Folio.).

27 Henry VIII. Another do. Accounts at Lewes, Sheffield and Tonge. (Large folio.)

Cage 1, No. 5. Philip and Mary.—Ordnance and Armour in Fortresses in in England. (Large folio.)

Cage 2, No. 6. 3 and 5 Elizabeth. Accounts of various Manors of the Crown sold.

1567. Council letter to the Archbishop of York about Sir Henry Gates and John Vaughan. best

30 Elizabeth. Names of all the Members of Parliament.

Mary, Queen of Scots. Modern copy of " Sundry devices “& posies on the glass windows at Buxton, about her.”

Cage 2, No. 7. James 1.--Several large Books and Papers ; containing accounts of payments of the Royal Household by the King's Cofferer ; with signatures of all the recipients.

Cage 2, No. 9. 1652. Contracts, No. B., for sale of forfeited estates, principally those of William, 'Lord Craven, and others; viz., Nicolas Errington, Robert Blundell, Thomas Cooke, William Middelton, Walter Fowler, &c.

Cage 2, No. 10. 1666. Register of Livings in the gift of the Crown; and a thin paper book of a few Presentations.

Cage 2, No. 15. A 14th century copy of sletter in French to Sir John Hawkwood, Captain General of the Florentines, on the

. ("opies of some are in the "Hopkinson MSS." See Report on the Collection of Mr. Wilson of Gargrave.


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art of Astronomy (Astrology):-a prognostication of days favourable for fighting in April; the writer will send the days in May; he alludes to “ monsire Benet Dalberte”; the King of France will be taken by his enemies before 30 months be past.

Cage 2, No. 12. 1420. Paper Household Account Book (large) of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

1431. Appointment by the Earl of a Receiver. (Fine large seal, with quarterings.)

9 Henry VI. Roll of Accounts of the Receiver of the Earl of Warwick.

Cage 2, No. 14. 1361. Henry, Prior General of the Friars Hermits of the Augustine Order, admits Edward de la Spencer to the benefit of the Order. Dated at Cologne.

Cage 2, No. 16. Proceedings in the Star Chamber by Laud and the Bishop of London, against the Rev. Lambard Osbaldeston, for false news and bad words of Laud (" Vermin & a little “ meddling hocus "); and Copy of the Sentence.

Cage 2, No. 17. Copies of six letters by Sir William Petty. 1. To Lord Anglesey, 1675. 2. To Sir Robert Southwell.

3. Twelve Articles of a good catholique's and good Protestant's Creeds found in his pocket after he was dead. (1 p.) . 4. Religio - Christiani puerilis. (Question and answer ;

wer ; Latin, 14 pp.)

5. The power of the King of England. 1685.

6. Copy- of paper found in his closet after his death. 1687. Dublin. About Laws and Admiralty jurisdiction. 1684. Papers about his Sluice boat; with letters by Pepys and A. Dean.

Cage 2, No. 19. 1575, Aug. 20. Will of Sir Henry Sidney, under his seal, and signed by him, and by Philippe Sidney, Edward Montagu, W. Blunt, and five other persons. (5 brief sheets.)

22 Eliz. Grant by the Earl of Leicester to Mr. P. Sidney of the Stewardship to the Bishop of Winchester.

Copy of Act for annulling the attainder of Algernon Sydney.

Cage 2, No. 20. 1391-2. Account book of Thomas de Stafford, of Caus Castle (ob. 1392). There are several later ones among the Caus Castle papers.

26–27 Hen. VI. Roll; containing a rental of the estates of Stafford, Duke of Buckingham (and a duplicate). There are an account of and extracts from the MS. in the Archæological Journal, 1851.

21 Henry VIII. Register of Manors of Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham.

9 Henry VIII. Thornbury Castle. Wardrobe, &c. accounts of Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. (Folio.)

Cage 2, No. 21. Folio. Summary of Evidence against the Earl of Strafford. Car. I.

Cage 2, No. 22. Large folio. 26–27 Henry VIII. Household Book of Thomas, 5th Lord Vaux of Harrowden.

Cage 8. 45.-1547. Book of New Year's gifts; 1 Edw. VI.

Account of moneys paid to Sir Richard Gresham and others.

The Queen's Majesty's (Mary) Jests (journies).

47.-1544. Invasion of Scotland, under the Earl of Hertford (the Protector's son):--a large parcel of letters and papers.

48. Calais papers; military expedition, temp. Queen Mary.

List of residents at Calais.

A folio book of Wages to the Captains in the Scottish Expedition, 1545.

Rodes (Raids) Rendezvous deyised for TevyLo]tdale.*

37 Henry VIII. Orders for Watches (military) by the Earl of Hertford.

1528. Memorial of the points and articles of the peace concluded at Berwick between the Commissioners of England and Scotland. (About 12 leaves.)

Remembrance of Sir Thomas Wharton, Kt., and delivered to the Earl of Hertford, then Lord Warden of the Marches, containing briefly the overthrow of the Scots, between Heske and Leven, by the West Marchers, 24th November. (6 pp.)

Copy or draft of letter of information to the King.

Remembrance to the Lord Warden for annoying the Scots by our Navy.--And other letters to him.

Instructions by the Lord Warden.
The Earl of Hertford's Proclamation ; 33 Hen. VIII.

Many letters to the Earl of Hertford by Sir Thomas Wharton, William Eure, the Mayor of York, Ralph Eure, Edward Shelly, W. Petre, Thomas Challoner, Cuthbert Duresme, [Tunstal, Bishop of Durham], Richard (bishop of) Llandaff.

Names of prisoners taken by the Captain of Norham. (4 leaves.)

Draft of letter to the Council. .

Account of the murder of Somerset Herald of Arms, at Edinburgh

Charles, Duke of Suffolk, to the Lord Warden of the Marches.

(H. Clifford, Earl of) Cumberland, to the Earl of Hertford.

Letters by Cuthbert, bishop of London, and Sir Henry Nevill.

Many drafts of letters to the King and Council. 48.---Calais Papers ; temp. Queen Mary.

30 Henry VIII. Declaration of the Artillery, &c. in Gwysnes (Guisnes), 30 Hen. VIII.; and those decayed, and those needful. (9 leaves.)

Drafts of letters by the Earl of Hertford to the King and Council.

'Paper Rolls of Diets for the Kings of England and France at Calais.

List of people to attend the King (Henry VIII.) at Boulogne.

The French King's Ordinary.

A 4to. volume of 8 or 10 leaves. Recorde cum rege apud Boilen, mense Octobris.-Diets :-names of Nobles of France at Boulogne; 20-27 Oct.

Articles of Remembrance (temp. Hen. VIII.)-Names of those appointed to attend the King at the meeting with the French King at Calais. 24 Hen. VIII. (A folio of several leaves, giving the names with the number of attendants.)

30 Hen. VIII. A thin folio. Ordnance, Artillery, &c. at Calais, 30 Hen. VIII.

Papers and books about Guisnes and Calais.

24 Hen. VIII. Book of Household for the King's expenses at Calais, the 24th of his noble reign.

Petitions, &c., &c.

Large masses of the correspondence of the Thynnes in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Longleat building accounts and household accounts.

Cage 2, No. 23. 28 Henry VIII. Accounts of the Comptroller of the Household of John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, Lord Chamberlain. (Folio.) His signature, “E. Oxynford,” is at the end of each summary.

13 Richard II. Roll of Accounts of Mary de Vere, Countess of Oxford.

Cage 2, No. 24. 1674, June 24. Copy of letter of Lady Harvey to Montague.-News.- Partly cypher:- The Duke of Buckingham has a set of false teeth, and wears a feather. I think when a fellow is come to that, it is no matter what he does or is. (6 pp.)

Cage 4, No. 25. 1. A mass of things relating to Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset.-Letters to or for him while Earl of Hertford, c. 1543, about the expedition into Scotland.

2. Schedule of his estates. 3. Acts of Parliaments relating to him and his offices,


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Cage 27. Correspondence of Thomas, 1st Viscount Weymouth,

th. with-Ernle, Finch, Halifax.' Dr. H. Hammond, William Lloyd, bishop of Norwich, Howe, Lowther, Southwell, Dartmouth, and Coventry.

Cage 28. Bishop Jewel's and Bishop Ken's letters to Lord Wey mouth.

News Letters ; 1666-7, and 1673 to 1711, a series nearly perfect.

Chest F., drawer 1. 1. Account book and expenses of journies and visits of Lady Arabella Stuart before her marriage with William Seyinour : * 1609-1614.-On the last leaf is the entry of her marriage (22 June 1610) in the Tower, and the names of the persons present. A message in writing (no name) sent to her by William

writing (no name) sent to her by William Seymour, pointing out the risk of the marriage and suggesting her marriage with one of more suitable rank.

A paper signed by Arabella Stuart and William Seymour, being a general release to Mr. Crompton. .

4.- Letters and Correspondence of the Duchess of Somerset.

(1.) Letters by her.

(2.) Letters to her from her husband and her relations (alphabetically arranged).

(3.) Letters from agents and friends (alphabetically arranged).

7.-— Will of the Duchess of Somerset, and a copy.

1591, July 21. Commission for service in France.

1595–6, March 18. Commission for service against the Spaniards by sea and land.

1595, 38 Éliz., April 13. Commission for relieving Calais besieged by the Spaniards.

(196, part 2.) 1597. Patent for Essex to be LieutenantGeneral of all the Queen's forces by sea or land.

* 1597. Patent for him to be Master of the Ordnance. (On this is a painting of the Queen in her robes.)

1598, Aug. 10. On the Earl's election as Chancellor of Cambridge University,

F. 9.
Robert Dudley. Earl of Leicester. K.G.

(202.) Large parcel of original Grants and Patents to him, of offices, fees, stewardships, &c.-(A list of these is in the Catalogue A., p. 42.) The first is in 1553. 7 Ed. VI. Licence to have 50 yeomen to attend him. In 7 Eliz. he had license to have 100 retainers. he had licen

Cage 30. (210.) 3 & 4 Philip and Mary.-Patent restoring him, late attainted of High Treason.

4 & 5 Eliz. 2 June. Grant to him of Kenilworth.

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• F.4. (180.) Ancient documents of the family of Roche merged in that of Bourchier.

(181 and 182.) Bourchier :--ancient deeds :--household accounts.

F.5. (184, 185.) Ancient Rent Roll, and Deeds of the family of Ferrers.

F. 6. (186.)--Devereux family :-deeds and papers, temp. Hen. VI.

Book-case A. (187.) Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex.

1572. 15 Eliz. Letters patent for lands late of the Earl of March.

14 Eliz. in May. Patent of Earldom.

F. 10. (213.) Letters and correspondence of the Earl of Leicester. -Among them is a letter to Anthony Forster, about curtains for the dining chamber at Killingworth, signed R. Leycester.

Letters to Leycester (many) from Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Buckhurst, Guido Cavalcanti, Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, Sir Thomas Gresham, Gabriel Harvey, Sir C. Hatton, Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlcote, the Earl's players, James Burbage, J. Perkins, J. Lunham, W. Johnson, Robert Wilson, and Thomas Clarke; Sir R. Sadler, Sir Philip Sidney (from Frankfort, 1572), Sir Henry Sidney, Sir Nicolas Throckmorton, Richard Verney, F. Walsingham; and two letters concerning Dr. Story.

One of the letters by Sir Philip Sidney, dated 1572, March 18, Franforde, is unimportant; he advises the Earl of a man going to England with some things for the Earl to have the first choice. In the other, dated 1572, March 23, Frankfort, he says that on Thursday last he was with Count Lodowich, the Prince of Orange's 2nd brother (whom he wishes success): that he found one Shambourg, an Almain, with him, a gentleman whom he (Sidney) knew in the Court of France. Asks the Earl to thank Culverwell, the bearer, for curtesy shewn in employing his credit for Sidney, who was driven into some extremity.

G., drawer 9.
A Latin play, called Senile Odium.
A fragment in the style of the Arcadia.
Papers concerning Dr. Bray.

1560, April. Richard Verney to Leycester. Excuses his not coming : --want of health and wealth..

A letter by Cardinal Wolsey to Mr. Secretary (Gardiner), dated from Esher; and signed T. Card. Ebor, miserrimus. Printed in Strype's Memorials, Oxf., 1822.

F. 6. (188.) Grants and patents to Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex.

(189.) Books of Account, Registers of property, and Audit Rolls.

(190.) Letters.

(191.) His Will.–Settlement on his wife and other deeds.

F.7. Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex. (192.) Letters :-- Irish military papers; private accounts.

Letters to or from Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, chietiy relating to his enterprize to Ulster.

Irish Military papers.

Letter by the Earl to Dr. Gyffard about Perez's illness (holograph);

(In the MS. Catalogue is a chronological list- nearly 5 pp.-of letters to the Earl, with the names of the writers.)

Papers on the Ulster expedition, 1594.
List of Garrisons in Ireland, 1571.

Paper in Burghley's handwriting.“ Devices how the Queen may have half the commodities, &c. of the Earl of Essex's voyage into Ulster.”

General Cost of the Irish Expedition :-balance due to the Earl (of Essex), 16,4901. 3s. 4d.

List of Regiments and Officers.-1. The General's. 2. The Lord Marshal's.-3. The Earl of Sussex's. 4. Sir C. Blunt.-5, Sir Thomas Gerrard. 6. Sir Gervase Clifford. 7. Sir Robert Wingfield. 8. Sir Horatio Vere.—Total, 6,300 men.

(193.) Papers relating to his Irish misgovernment; Rouen, &c.

F. 9. (203). Large books of the Earl of Leicester's Wardrobe expenses.

His tradesmen's Bills.

Warrants hy Anthony Forster to tradesmen for materials.

List of the Earl's dresses.

Bills for Embroidery and Dress. Among these are items of Spanish gloves and perfumed gloves.

The Boke of all his lordship's robes at Court and elsewhere in charge of Edgeley and Johnson; 1588.

(204). Inventories of Furniture, &c. at Leicester House; Wanstead; Hamsted; Leicester House; and Kenilworth.

Inventory of plate at Leicester House in 1585 and 1588. A deed of 8 Eliz., pledging jewels, &c. to W. Palmer.

(205). Books of the Earl's expenses ; and accounts. News from Calais, 1588.

(206). The Earl's bills and expenses as Master of the

(207.) Registers of the Earl's estates.

(208.) Papers relating to the Earl's marriage with Lady Sheffield, and the legitimacy of their son Sir Robert Dudley.--(A curious account of this is in Gervase Holles' Memoir of his family, p. 52.)

F. 10. (212.)—1550, May 24, 4 Ed. VI. Original deed of settlement between John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Sir John Robsart, Kt., in contemplation of the marriage intended between Robert Dudley, one of his younger sons (afterwards

(194.) Military matters ; lists of Regiments, &c.
(196, part 1.) Commissions to the Earl of Essex.

* William Seymour (the grandson of the Protector Somerset) was created Marquis of Hertford in 1640 and Duke of Somerset in 1666, and died in the same year,

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