Collection MSG 6 - Sixteenth Century Historical Collection

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Sixteenth Century Historical Collection

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  • between approximately 1650 and 1700 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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Collection consists of various sixteenth-century material to and from royalty or English politicians, including: Cotton MSS. Vit. B2, 3, 5, 6 , 9-14 on Wolsey and Henry VIII; Antiquitates Britannicae; Letters from Lord Chancellor Hyde to Dr. Barwick concerning consecration of new bishops, 1659; Papers by Patrick Young, keeper to Charles I; Letter of Cuthbert Tonstall to Queen Mary; Letter of Charles I to his son, partly in cipher; Letter of Sir Henry Savile to Mr Secretary Coventry, Paris,1679; Papers in Mr Harley's library relating to Henry VIII; reference to a Plato Mr Henry Worsley's library; a papyrus manuscript of Josephus in the Ambrosian (approximately 1700), Phillipps MS.4829 (90 leaves).

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H52. Bd6

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