The Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Portland: Preserved at Welbeck Abbey

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Vol. 1 is a calendar of twenty-two volumes of the collection of state papers, 1628-1660, formed by Dr. John Nalson, canon of Ely; v.3-10 are calendars of the Harley manuscripts, mainly private and official papers and letters of Robert Harley, 1st earl of Oxford; v. 7 is a calendar of the letters written from 1710 to 1720 to Edward Harley, 2d earl of Oxford, by Dr. William Stratford, canon of Christ's Church, Oxford.

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Página 699 - Commissioners may extend to title-deeds or other documents of present legal value, positive instructions are given to every person who inspects MSS. on their behalf that nothing relating to the titles of existing owners is to be divulged, and that if in the course of his work...
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Página 699 - Edinburgh, where they can be more fully dealt with, and where they are preserved with the same care as if they formed part of the muniments of the realm, during the term of their examination. Among the numerous owners of MSS. who have allowed their family papers of historical interest to be temporarily removed from their muniment rooms and lent...
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Página 699 - The Commissioners think it probable that you may feel an interest in this object, and be willing to assist in the attainment of it ; and with that view they desire to lay before you an outline of the course which they usually follow. If any nobleman or gentleman express his willingness to submit...
Página 699 - The Commissioners will feel much obliged if you will communicate to them the names of any gentlemen who may be able and willing to assist in obtaining the objects for which this Commission has been issued.
Página 699 - Commissioners, they will cause an inspection to be made by some competent person, and should the MSS. appear to come within the scope of their enquiry, the owner will be asked to consent to the publication of copies or abstracts of them in the reports of the Commission, which are presented to Parliament every Session.
Página 88 - Seven children, whose education calls on me to furnish their heads if I cannot their purses, and which debt if not paid now can never be compounded hereafter, is to me a moving article and helps very often to make me sad.
Página 699 - Commission is the discovery of unpublished historical and literary materials, and in all their proceedings the Commissioners will direct their attention to that object exclusively. In practice it has been found more satisfactory, when the collection of manuscripts is a large one, for the inspector to make a selection therefrom at the place of deposit and to obtain the owner's consent to remove the selected papers to the Public Record Office in London...
Página 699 - Mr. le Fleming, of Rydal, Mr. Leyborne Popham, of Littlecote, and Mr. Fortescue, of Dropmore. The costs of inspections, reports, and calendars, and the conveyance of documents, will be defrayed at the public expense, without any charge to the owners. The Commissioners will also, if so requested, give their advice as to the best means of repairing and preserving any interesting papers or MSS.