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Collection of autograph and signed documents and letters, 1381-1624

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Collection of autograph and signed documents and letters, 1381-1624
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Extent and format
pp. (i.e. mounts) 144
Half leather binding, green, with red lettering-pieces.
Scope and content
Earliest item a signed letter of alliance from Louis, Duc d'Anjou (King of Naples, 1382) to the Duc de Bretagne, 1381, p. 5. Other contents mostly signed documents or letters of English, Italian or French royalty or nobility, including:- Richard, Duke of York (d. 1460), p. 13; Cosimo dei Medici (als, 1456, to the Duke of Milan), p. 15; Louis XI, p. 23; Henry VIII, p. 35; Louis XII, p. 37; Edmund de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk (executed 1513), p. 39; Louise de Montmorency, widow of Gaspar de Coligny (als, 1524), p. 41; Francis I, p. 45; Charles III, Duke of Savoy, p. 47; Philip II (1s, 1579), p. 51; Henri d'Albret II, King of Navarre (1s, 1553), p. 53; Charles V (Latin diploma granting nobility and arms to Thomas Rondonini of Faenza, with painted arms, 1551), p. 55; Clement VII (Giulio dei Medici), p. 57; Casimir, Count Palatine (als, 1578, damaged by damp), p. 61; Catherine dei Medici and Henri II, p. 63; Charles IX, Francis II, p. 65; Henri III, p. 67; Philip Melanchthon (als), p. 73; Sir Edward Stafford (als, 1588, to Mr Petre), p. 99; Sir Francis Walsingham, p. 103; William, Lord Burghley, p. 107; James I, p. 115; Henri IV, p. 117; Marie dei Medici (1s, 1628, to her nephew, the Duke of Lorraine) and Henri IV (as King of Navarre), p. 121; Ferdinand dei Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, p. 127; Ludovick Stuart, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, p. 143.
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Finding aids
A detailed index to this collection exists on index cards in the Society of Antiquaries library.