Transcriptions of documents by and about Mary of Modena, made from French government archives, for Agnes Strickland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcriptions of documents by and about Mary of Modena, made from French government archives for Agnes Strickland, 1844, with annotations by her, and indications of the passages used in her Lives of the queens of England (London: 1840-8).

Administrative / Biographical History

Agnes Strickland (1796-1874) was a historian. Mary of Modena (1658-1718) was queen of James II of England. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1981.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

Possibly owned by Falconer Madan (notes by him, e.g. MS. French b. 11, fol. iv); bought by Miss Margaret Toynbee (through Quaritch), Sotheby's, 5 Jun. 1950, lot 104.

Related Material

Similar transcripts are MSS. Add. c. 106-7 (SC 28932-3).

Bibliography

Agnes Strickland, Lives of the queens of England (London: 1840-8).