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BOX 14 FOLDER 1001 Henry V (1287, 1412-1422), 1422
DeRicci Number: 1001
d. s. 1422, request for a passport with one line in the hand of the King (in Norman French).
FOLDER 1002 Henry VI (1421, 1422-1461, 1471), 1452
DeRicci Number: 1002
d. s. 1456, sign manual on a petition of John, Duke of Norfolk, for a passport to leave the kingdom to visit certain holy places.
FOLDER 1002 Edward IV (1422, 1461-1482), September 22, 1480
DeRicci Number: 1002
d. s. Canterbury, Sept. 22, 1480, to the Duke of Austria, demanding the return of Margaret of England and ratifying the treaties between them (in French).
FOLDER 1004 Richard III (1452, 1461-1485), August 12, [1480]
DeRicci Number: 1004
l. s. Barnard Castle, Aug. 12, [1480], signes as Duke of Gloucester, to a knight, concerning a dispute over property.
FOLDER 1005 Henry VII (1457, 1485-1509), July 25, 1498; July 22, 1508
DeRicci Number: 1005
d. s. July 25, 1498, receipt for hose to Robert Litton, Knight. + l. s. Richmond, July 22, 1508, to Philip le Beau, King of Castile, congratulating him on having come to terms with his father-in-law [Ferdinand the Catholic] (in French).
FOLDER 1006 Henry VIII (1491, 1509-1547), October 22, 1542
DeRicci Number: 1006
d. s. Oct. 22, 1542, deed of church lands to Sir Anthony Browne.
FOLDER 1007 Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England (1485-1526), first wife of Henry VIII, August 1, [ ? ]
DeRicci Number: 1007
a. l. s. Aug. 1 [ ], to the Duchess of Savoy, beseeching her to send a physician to attend her royal husband (in Spanish).
FOLDER 1008 Jane Seymour, Queen of England (1509?-1527), third wife of Henry VIII, no date
DeRicci Number: 1008
cut signature
FOLDER 1009 Catherine Parr, Queen of England (1512-1548), sixth wife of Henry VIII, June 27, 1546
DeRicci Number: 1009
l. s. June 27, 1546, orders to commissioners for the sale of the lordship of Morton in the county of Worcester.
FOLDER 1010 Edward VI (1527, 1547-1552), June 4, [1552]
DeRicci Number: 1010
d. s. Greenwich, June 4 [1522], order to Sir William Cavendish, treasurer of the chamber, to pay John Starkye, fletcher, a sum for money laid out on arrows, their cases and girdles.
FOLDER 1011 Somerset, Edward Seymour, Duke of (1506?-1552), the Protector during the minority of Edward VI, December 6, 1548
DeRicci Number: 1011
d. s. Somerset Place, Dec. 6, 1548, Privy Council order for £25 as reward to Captain Ventura, an Italian, who came to offer service, signed also by Russsell, Dudley, and Paget.
FOLDER 1012 Mary I (1516-1558), [September, 1557]
DeRicci Number: 1012
d. s. [Rutland, Sept. 1557], fragment of instructions to a commission appointed to collect a loan.
FOLDER 1012 Elizabeth I (1522, 1558-1602), June 29, 1568
DeRicci Number: 1012
l. s. Greenwich, June 29, 1568, to Catherine de Medici, with a thirteen line holograph substitution, referring to Mary Stuart who after her defeat at Langside had taken refuge in England. Elizabeth says she will never forget that Mary herself is a queen and a close relative (in French). -Folio, see Box 24
FOLDER 1014 James I (1566. 1602-1625), December 4, 1584
DeRicci Number: 1014
a. l. s. Holyrod, Dec. 4, 1584, personal letter to Sir Edward Nobbie.
FOLDER 1015 Anne of Denmark, Queen of England (1574-1619), wife of James I, October 19, 1602
d. s. Oct. 19, 1602, household appointment (in Latin with English postscript).
FOLDER 1016 Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), son of James I, July 6, 1612
l. s. July 6, 1612, to his controller, concerning tithes to be gathered at Woodstock.
FOLDER 1017 Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia (1596-1662), wife of Frederick V, elector palatine, King of Bohemia, daughter of James I, grandmother of George I, April 12, [ ? ]
a. l. s. The Hague, Apr. 12 [ ], letter of affection (in French).
FOLDER 1018 Stuart, Henry, Lord Darnley (1545-1567), second husband of Mary Queen of Scots, father of James I of England, no date
DeRicci Number: 1018
The fly leaf book containing his name written several times.
FOLDER 1019 Bothwell, James Hepburn, Earl of (1512-1576), third husband of Mary Queen of Scots, June 15, 1567
DeRicci Number: 1019
l. s. Edinburgh, June 15, 1567, personal letter to Nicholas Throckmorton.
FOLDER 1020 James V, King of Scotland (1512, 1512-1542), father of Mary Queen of Scots and grandfather of James I, King of England, December 16, 1528
DeRicci Number: 1020
l. s. Edinburgh, Dec. 16, 1528, to Cardinal Alexander Farnese, letter of courtesy (in Latin).
FOLDER 1021 Stuart, John, Duke of Albany (1481-1526), regent of Scotland during the minority of James I, November 7, 1520
DeRicci Number: 1021
d. s. Nov. 7, 1520, receipt for a grant of 15,000 livres made to him by Francis I of France (in French).
FOLDER 1022 Charles I (1600, 1625-1649), September 20, 1627; August 22, 1641
l. s. Sept. 20, 1627, to the provost and bailiff of Edinburgh, letter of credence of the new provost. + a. l. s. Eden, Aug. 22, 1641, to his secretary, Sir Edward Nicholas, giving instructions of minor importance.
FOLDER 1023 Henrietta Maria of France, Queen of England (1609-1669), wife of Charles I, April 15, [1644]
a. l. s. Oxford, Apr. 15 [1644], to Mazarin, recommending a gentleman returning to France by her consent after serving in the armies of England (in French).
FOLDER 1024 Cromwell, Oliver (1599, 1648-1658), December 17, 1642; June 6, 1655; October 12, 1657; December 1642, August 17, 1861
d. s. Dec. 17, 1642, to Captain Vernon, demand to pay bearer George Baxton, a sum due Cromwell and his troops. + d. s. Whitehall, June 6, 1655, concerning payment of an award made by agreement with the United Provinces in the war of 1652-1654, to persons who had sustained damages by the Dutch East Indian Company in the East. + d. s. Oct. 12, 1657, and order to the Commissioners for the Admiralty. Also Dec., 1642, salary order for Cromwell then captain of a troop of arquebusiers, signed by Essex. Also Chelsea, Aug. 17, 1861, a letter from Thomas Carlyle to John Webster, discussing at length the significance of the above document, indicating the Cromwell must have fought at Edgehill as a Captain of Foot.
FOLDER 1025 Cromwell, Richard (1626, 1658-1659, 1712), son of Oliver Cromwell, March 26, [1658?]
d. s. Whitehall, Mar. 26, 1658(?), to the Commissioners of the Admiralty, requesting the appointment of an officer to an important commission.
FOLDER 1026 Cromwell, Henry (1628-1674), son of Oliver Cromwell, November 17, 1648
d. s. Nov. 17, 1648, a certificate of protection for Richard Anot.
FOLDER 1027 Charles II (1620, 1660-1685), April 21, [16--]
a. l. s. Oxford, Apr. 21 [16--], to his cousin Prince Rupert, desiring the exchange of two prisoners of war, Major Jackson and Kilvers, a Cornet.
FOLDER 1028 Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England (1628-1705), wife of Charles II, November 25, 1662
l. s. London, Nov. 25, 1662, to her brother, letter of courtesy (in Portuguese).
FOLDER 1029 James II (1622, 1685-1688, 1701), no date; January, 1689
a. l. s. s. d., concerning military orders. + l. s. St. Germain-en-laye, Jan. 1689, to his cousin, letter of courtesy (in French).
FOLDER 1030 Mary of Modena, Queen of England (1685-1718), wife of James II, February 25, 1717
a. l. s. St. Germain-en-laye, Feb. 25, 1717, note of thanks (in French).
FOLDER 1031 James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1765), the Old Pretender, only son of James II by Mary of Modena, July 7, 1749
d. s. Rome, July 7, 1749, appointment to the rank of brigadier general of Lt. Col. John Obrien, "given at our court at Rome, in the 48th year of our Reign," signed James R.
FOLDER 1032 Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (1720-1778), the Young Pretender, son of James Francis Stuart, grandson of James II, January 25, 1742
l. s. Rome, Jan. 25, 1742, to the Count of Bethune, protestation of friendship (in French).
FOLDER 1032 Louisa, Countess of Albany (1752-1824), 1818
a. l. s. 1818, to M. Boni, request to pay Charles send a sum of money (in French).
FOLDER 1034 Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart (1725-1807), younger son of the Old Pretender, syled Henry IX by the Jacobite party, cardinal., April 19, 1788
a. l. s. Paris, Apr. 19, 1788, certificate for a sum of money to be paid the Marquis Jerome Belloni (in French).
FOLDER 1035 Berwick, James FitzJames, Duke of (1670-1724), natural son of James II, April 6, 1719
l. s. Bordeaux, Apr. 6, 1719, personal (in French).
FOLDER 1036 Mary II (1662, 1689-1694), daughter of James II, married William III (1678), October 7, 1691; March 12, [ ? ]
d. s. Whitehall, Oct. 7, 1691, order to the Treasury to pay royal bounties, among them one to James Roach, £20 for winning the Derry River to give notice to Londonderry that relief from the siege was en route, signed also by Godolphin, Lowther, R. Hampden, T. Pelham + a. l. s. Loo, Mar. 12 [ ], personal letter to Lady Bellasie, inviting correspondence.
FOLDER 1037 William III (1650, 1689-1702), married Mary II (1678), January 20, 1692
d. s. Jan. 20, 1692, an assignment of £5000 to Casper Frederick Henning for the Royal Gardens, signed also by Godolphin, John Lowther, R. Hampden.
FOLDER 1038 Anne (1665, 1702-1714), May 21, 1707; December 24, 1707; July 24, 1714
d. s. May 21, 1707, receipt, + d. s. Dec. 24, 1707, receipt, + d. s. July, 24, 1714, order to Robert Earl of Oxford to pay Daniel Arthur £2000 in satisfaction of a Bill of Exchange drawn upon Paris by Matthew Prior.
FOLDER 1039 George, Prince of Denmark (1652-1708), consort of Queen Anne, November 20, 1705
d. s. Nov. 20, 1705, to Edward Nicholas, treasurer, and receiver general of the Royal Household, instructions to pay the salary of J. G. Hugk, newly appointed secretary for the affairs of the Royal Household, signed also by Hugk.
FOLDER 1040 George I (1660, 1714-1727), February 5, 1708; December 25, 1722; November 9, 1724
d. s. Hanover, Feb. 5, 1708, as Elector of Brunswick, receipt for a sum of gulden spent for a contingent of the army (in Germany). + d. s. Xmas, 1722, receipt for South Sea dividend. + d. s. St. James, Nov. 9, 1724, order to the commissioners of the Treasury to pay £200 to Dr. Gideon for visiting sick prisoners of state in the Tower, signed also by Robert Walpole, Will Yonge, George Baille, George Dodington.
FOLDER 1041 Königsmark, Philip Christophe (1665-1694), Swedish count and colonel in the service of Hanover, alleged lover of Sophia Dorothea, wife of George I, April 8, 1692
a. l. s. Hamburg, Apr. 8, 1692, last page of a letter requesting further instructions in a legal matter (in German).
FOLDER 1042 Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover (1629-1698), father of George I, June 27, 1684
d. s. June 27, 1684, minor administrative matters (in German)
FOLDER 1042 Sophia, Electress of Hanover (1620-1714), mother of George I, January 22, 1681; August 28, 1705
d. s. Hanover, Jan. 22, 1681, to Frederick, Duke of Saxony, letter of condolence upon the death of his wife (in German). + l. s. Herrenhausen, Aug. 28, 1705, personal letter to Madame Colt in London in which she speaks of the approaching marriage of her grandson (George II) and the Princess of Anspach (in French).
FOLDER 1044 Frederick V (1596-1622), "Winter King" of Bohemia (1618-1620), elector palatine of the Rhine, grandfather of George I, August 17, 1619
l. s. Amberg, Aug. 17, 1619, to the Bishop Elector of Würzburg, concerning transportation of troops. Received in Heidelberg, Aug. 20, 1619 (in German).
FOLDER 1045 George II (1682, 1727-1760), April 12, 1716; June 9, 1757; December 24, [ ? ]
l. s. St. James, Apr. 12, 1716, to the Emperor of H. R. E., acknowledging the good wishes sent him through Count Volckra and expressing desire to maintain cordial relations (in Latin). This letter was never sent. + d. s. Kensington, June 9, 1757, to James Delancey, governor of New York, Aquainting him of the appointment of Mr. Robert Cholmondeley as auditor of the plantation, which position became vacant thought the death of Horace Walpole, signed also by Devonshire Nugent and Duncannon. + a. l. s. St. James, Dec. 24 [ ], acknowledgement of a note of condolence (in French).
FOLDER 1046 Caroline of Brandenburg-Anspach, Queen of England (1628-1727), wife of George II, October 8, 1728
a. l. s. Windsor, Oct. 8, 1728, to the Earl of Chesterfield, personal letter assuring him of her interest and friendship.
FOLDER 1047 Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), son of George II, January 19, 1745
d. s. Leicester House, Jan. 19, 1745, to William, Duke of Saxony, acknowledging a New Year's greeting (in German).
BOX 15 misc. files
FOLDER 1048 George III (1728, 1760-1820), November 29, 1787
a. l. s. St. James, Nov. 29, 1787, minor military matter.
FOLDER 1049 Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England (1744-1818), wife of George III, August 15, 1809; September 1, 1811
a. l. s. Frogmore, Aug. 15, 1809, to Mr. Cowden, asking to have her carriages in repair for travel. + a. l. Windsor, Sept. 1, 1811, initialed letter asking M. de la Fite to make inquiries concerning a book she wishes to read.
FOLDER 1050 Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany ( -1827), second son of George III, May 9, 1825
a. l. s. South Audley Street, May 9, 1825, to the Marquis Conyngham about a pension for Mrs. Wharton.
FOLDER 1051 Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767-1820), fourth son of George III, father of Queen Victoria, August 22, 1812; no date
a. l. s. Kensington, Aug. 22, 1812, to M. de Guillermy, about a military appointment. + Also a cut signature.
FOLDER 1052 Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851), King of Hanover (1827), fifth son of George III, May 12, [ ? ]
a. l. s. May 12 [ ], to one Jones, concerning a recommendation.
FOLDER 1052 Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1772-1842), sixth son of George III, March 25, 1827
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