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Great Britain -- Court and courtiers

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

[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

Carlingford papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 5
Overview: The Carlingford papers contain correspondence and diplomatic and other papers, mostly relating to Theobald Taaffe, 1st Earl of Carlingford. 24 letters signed in cipher from Charles II to Carlingford document the King's personal and political activities in the last years of his exile; other correspondence and papers concern Carlingford's diplomatic mission during the second Anglo-Dutch War, including letters by Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, Sir William Swan, and Sir William Temple. Other...
Dates: 1651-1764, bulk 1657-1667

[Commonplace book, anonymous manuscript]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FB162
Overview: Subjects include chivalry, tournaments, coronations, and heraldry.
Dates: [16th century]

Danby papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 6
Overview: The papers document aspects of Danby's political career, particularly his investigation of the Popish Plot and his impeachment in 1678. They include correspondence with Robert Spencer, Earl of Sunderland on the negotiation for the Treaty of Nijmegen; letters from several members of the House of Lords on affairs of state; extracts from the correspondence of Edward Coleman and from informants' testimonies; letters and documents relating to Danby's impeachment and imprisonment, including copies of...
Dates: 1661-1748, bulk 1661-1684

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

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

[Letterbook]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC110
Overview: Manuscript, in more than one hand, of a collection of about 315 copies of letters to Charlotte (Dyve) Clayton, Lady Sundon. Almost all the letters in the first volume are from Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, regarding the Duchess’ involvement in secret political affairs and intrigues, including those surrounding the son of James II, whom the Duchess calls "the Pretender." The first volume begins with "A list of Papers the Dutchess of Marlborough gave Mrs. Clayton to read, and beg’d...
Dates: [18th century]

[Papers]

 Collection
Call Number: OSBORN FC112
Overview: Autograph items and copies.
Collection of letters and documents from his papers, chiefly relating to his service to the Prince of Wales, later George IV, king of Gt. Brit. (1762-1830).
Dates: [ca. 1796-1830]