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Speeches by William [Cecil] Lord Burleigh [Burley]; Nicholas Bacon; the Lord Chancellor of France, Nicolas Bruslart; Francis Bacon. Letters by Francis Bacon and others

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Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS300
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Speeches by William [Cecil] Lord Burleigh [Burley]; Nicholas Bacon; the Lord Chancellor of France, Nicolas Bruslart; Francis Bacon. Letters by Francis Bacon and others
Date(s): c1500-1700
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 118 leaves, 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Contains the following items: ff 3-8. Certaine replies and obiections Answered by William Lord Burleigh at the Councell Table vizt. whether it may stand with good polecy for her Majestie to ioyne with [ciphers] in their enterprize of [cipher]. ff 9-24. A collection of speeches by Sir Nicholas Bacon while Lord Keeper of the Great Seal (1558-1579) ff 27-31. An extract of House of Commons proceedings for Nov 1601. ff 32. A Speech made by the Lord Chauncellor of Fraunce [King?] at such time as he was by the kinges [Louis XIII] commaund willed to [resign] his office. ff 34-35. Wise and grave precepts. ff 36-47. Another collection of speeches by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper. ff 48-60. To Mr. Anthonye Bacon. An apologye of the Earle of Essex agaynst those that falslye and Maliciouslye taxe him to be the onlye hinderer of the peace and quiet of his Cuntrye. ff 64-77. Severall speeches made by Sir Francis Bacon Lord Keeper of the greate Seele of England. ff 80-118. A collection of certen letters written by Sir Frauncis Bacon Knight and others. [f 112 is blank].

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Bookplate of Frederick Leigh Colvile. Given me by T.H.C. from the library of his great grandfather, the Rev. J. Parkhurst, M.A., the Hebrew lexicographer (died 1791). 4 June 1852. Exchanged Crabbe's Technological Dictionary 2 vols 4to for this MS. T. Phillipps with T. Colvile.

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Entry compiled by J Caudwell.

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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.

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