Autographs of the King's Judges and other leading Commonwealth men

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The volume comprises wenty-eight documents relating to English history (1646-1659), containing the autographs of many of the judges of Charles I and other well-known Commonwealth figures. Includes a facsimile of the death warrant of Charles I.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 16).

Custodial History

Formerly part of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, the Library of the Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, from Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire.