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  • Storage location: Stored onsite X
  • Repository: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library X
  • Names: Pym, John, 1584-1643 X
  • Subject: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1625-1649 X

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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

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