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William Blathwayt papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 2
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, newsletters, diplomatic papers, and reports documenting Blathwayt's career and English foreign policy and history in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Dates: 1646-1796, bulk 1668-1703

[Commonplace book].

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB155
Overview: Copies of Parliamentary papers, including speeches, orders, petitions, and declarations. Most printed in Lords Journals or in Rushworth. Includes items from parliaments of Elizabeth I through James II, most between 1630-1680.
Dates: circa 1680

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

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN 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...
Dates: 1584-1643

[Papers].

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC62
Overview: Manuscripts, in various hands, of a collection of letters and documents addressed to Dundas regarding such issues as taxes, international trade, and army pay in his capacity as Secretary of State. The collection includes a letter regarding the hardship under which the writer suffers "in consequence of the Embargo" on oats in Ireland, an investigation of property tax "so far as the Proprietors and occupiers of land are concerned," a letter from Edgar Corrie examining the trade of calico, wool,...
Dates: 1786-1810

[Parliamentary speeches and two treatises].

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB174
Overview: Anonymous MS, written in various scribes' hands. Original limp vellum.
Dates: 17th century

[Miscellanea historica: Collection of papers of historical interest relating to the reigns of James I and Charles I]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB164
Overview: Manuscript, in multiple secretary hands, of a collection of 19 Parliamentary documents, primarily concerning the marriage negotiations between Charles I and the Spanish Infanta Maria. These include the petition of John Digby, Earl of Bristol, asking leave to defend his actions in the Spanish negotiations against his accusers; the information of Thomas, Baron Coventry presented to the House of Lords against Digby; and King Charles I's letter to Digby charging him with misconduct regarding the...
Dates: [17th century]

"College correspondence: Letters from candidates for Parliamt. 1779"

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN C108
Overview: Autograph MS and contemporary MS copies.
Collection of letters addressed to Hutton by various correspondents (including copies of a few of Hutton's own letters); many concern Parliamentary Candidates for Cambridge University, and nearly all of Cambridge interest, discussing College and University matters.
Dates: 1778-1783

Copies of letters to and from Col. William Legge, transcribed from the originals in the possession of William Fourth Earl of Dartmouth, during the years 1816 and 1817, by William, 2nd Lord Bagot.

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB190
Overview: Autograph MS. Contains copies of 373 letters, illustrated with prints and drawings.
Dates: 1816-1817

[Miscellaneous Parliamentary manuscripts]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB158
Overview: Volume, in multiple hands, of seven booklets primarily on such topics as law, Parliament, government, and public finances. Parliamentary items include speeches by Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford, and Francis Seymour, Baron Trowbridge, complaining about forced loans, billeting of soldiers, and other grievances; a copy of the Spanish ambassador's complaints against George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, as well as his own excuses for the conduct of the Spanish during marriage negotiations...
Dates: [17th century]

[Parliamentary extracts, lists, etc.]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB160
Overview: Collection, in multiple hands, of eight booklets bound into one volume, primarily on Parliamentary activities. The manuscript begins with a list of the members of Parliament between 1295 and 1327. Other items include extracts from Parliamentary journals; a list of the customs and privileges of both Houses of Parliament by Robert Bowyer; rules for the House of Commons; and, in Browne's hand, a patent transferring Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford's office of Constable of England to his...
Dates: [16th-17th century]

[Parliamentary speeches, debates, etc., and other miscellaneous manuscripts]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB138
Overview: Collection of 46 manuscripts, in multiple secretary hands, of Parliamentary speeches and miscellaneous notes. Many of the Parliamentary speeches concern the power and influence of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, including a remonstrance by the House of Commons against the Duke of Buckingham's influence on Charles I; John Digby, Earl of Bristol's response to charges of high treason for his opposition to the Duke of Buckingham; and a speech by Richard Weston, Earl of Portland, conveying King...
Dates: [mostly 1620-29]

[Parliamentary speeches, debates, etc. and other miscellaneous manuscripts]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB159
Overview: Collection of 115 items, bound together in one volume, and written mainly in the hand of John Browne, but with numerous items in other hands. The entries primarily address Parliamentary activities, particularly in the House of Lords, including several extracts from Parliamentary journals; lists of Parliamentary bills; a copy in Browne's hand of King Charles I's speech at dissolving Parliament in 1640; speeches by Charles II; and records of payments to Parliamentary officers. Other items include...
Dates: [15th-17th century]

[Parliamentary speeches, negotiations, etc., (most from 1640-1641)]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB161
Overview: Manuscript, primarily in Browne's hand, though numerous items are in other hands, of a collection of about 74 items, primarily on Parliamentary subjects and mostly dated 1641. Items include extracts from Parliamentary journals; speeches by James I and Charles I; discussions concerning Scotland; notes on the speeches of Edward, Earl of Conway and Sir John Coke; Parliamentary resolutions declaring ship money to be illegal; a protestation by the House of Commons vowing to uphold the Church of...
Dates: 1599-1641

[Political miscellany; letters, memoranda, deeds, speeches, accounts, and legal notes]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB200
Overview: Anonymous MS collection.
Dates: 1640-1660

[Commonplace book]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB150
Overview: Manuscript, in several unidentified hands, containing tracts on Parliament, verse, etc.
Dates: [ca. 1629-1632]

Tracts

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 28
Overview: 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.
Dates: ca. 1550-1665

Sheridan papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 29
Overview: The papers include correspondence, memoranda, speech drafts, copies of acts, and printed material relating to Sheridan's Parliamentary career. Materials on the union with Ireland and Catholic emancipation include a letter from John Milner, Bishop of Castabala; memoranda in Sheridan's hand; annotated copies of the proposed Disabilities Act of 1800 and of "The Substance of the Speech of the Marquis Wellesley"; and a survey of heads of Catholic religious communities in England. Sheridan's backing...
Dates: 1787-1812

Stair papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 24
Overview: The collection consists of letters and a few miscellaneous papers documenting the last part of Stair's political and military career. There are 53 letters from Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, written to inform Stair of developments in London, 1737-1742. Subjects include the royal family; the illness and death of Queen Caroline; the political intrigues of the Prince of Wales and members of his court; Robert Walpole and the opposition to his government; foreign affairs,...
Dates: 1722-1745