Great Britain -- Court and courtiers
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
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
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
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
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.
Call Number: OSBORN FB190
Overview: Autograph MS. Contains copies of 373 letters, illustrated with prints and drawings.
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
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,...
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]
Call Number: OSBORN FC112