- Scope and Contents
Collection of approximately 50 tracts, almost entirely manuscript, concerning British politics and government. Many document relations between King Charles I and Parliament, including copies of speeches before Commons by Bagshaw, Grimston, Owens, and Pym and copies of petitions to the King by the Scottish Parliament and the Berkshire Grand Jury. Other topics include the royal succession, taxation, and court practices.
This collection was a manuscript volume that has been disbound. The original order has been retained, and the item numbers assigned by the volume's creator have been placed in parentheses at the end of each title.
There are additional unlisted items in the collection.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Tracts is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequest of James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn.
- ca. 1550-1665
- 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
- Language of Materials