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Civil War. Collection of letters and state papers, apparently from the papers of John Pym

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB94

Scope and Contents

The following finding aid is a complete inventory of the contents of Osborn fb94. This list was reformatted from previously existing cataloging.

Dates

  • 1584-1643

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Osborn fb94 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

For provenance information, consult the appropriate curator.

Extent

0.15 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.fb94

Overview

Collection of 28 letters and other documents, many written to John Pym and all concerned with military activities of the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War. Numerous writers request financial assistance, food, clothing, and arms for their soldiers, including Alexander Carew, who asks for money and arms to combat an uprising in Cornwall; Sir William Balfour, who requests back pay for his services as commissary and captain of a troop in Ireland and requests two months' advance for his soldiers, or else they will be unable to subsist; and William Jephson, who begs Pym to be as active for him in Parliament as his soldiers have been on the field, and who are now in rags without enough food to eat. Other letters report on threats of armed uprisings and on the movements of King Charles I as well as the movements of Queen Henrietta Maria at The Hague.

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing list or card set. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained; the volume may contain additional unlisted material.
Title
Guide to the Civil War, Collection of Letters and Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
August 2005
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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