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The Office of a Constable written by Sir Francis Bacon

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 290
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: The Office of a Constable written by Sir Francis Bacon
Date(s): c1617-1634
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 104 leaves, 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Scope and content/abstract:

'The Office of a Constable' written by Sir Francis Bacon, contains a speech by Bacon and four other items: ff 14: 'A letter of Advice written to the lower house of Parliament by Sir E.C'; ff 33: 'Spoken to both the houses of Parliament assembled at Dublin by the Lord Deputie of Ireland [Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford] 15 July 1634'; ff 46: 'A Speech delivered in the Starre Chamber by Sir Francis Bacon to the Judges in the last daye of Trinity terme 1617 [8 July]'; ff 53: 'The Commons declarations and impeachments against the Duke of Buckingham'; ff 73: 'The Humble Answere and Plea of George Duke of Buckingham to the declaration ... made against him ... by the Commons house of Parliament'.

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System of arrangement:

Arranged as set out in Scope and Content above.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purposes of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original, which must be assessed by a conservator. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

This volume has been owned by Rand, F. E. Morrice and S. Swire Plues.

Immediate source of acquisition:

See Archival History

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by J Caudwell.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
29 August 2002

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