Seventeenth Century Commonplace Book

Scope and Content

The copied documents are as follows: 1. Funeral sermon at the interment of the Duke of Lennox, 19 April 1624; 2. The earle of Leicester, his Commonwealth; 3. Speech by Sir Thomas Monson & statement of Sir Francis Bacon & Sir Henry Yelverton on his behalf; 4. Sir Henry Montagu; 5. The King's speech in Parliament 19 February 1623; 6. Speeches in Parliament 21 February 1623; 7. The Count Palatine's letter to his majesty 30 December 1623; 8. The effect of the relation to both houses at Whitehall by the Prince & Duke of Buckingham, 29 February 1623; 9. A conference between the higher and lower houses of Parliament at Whitehall 2 March 1623; 10. Reasons conceived by the House of Commons to fortify their resolution to advise his Majesty to proceed no further in the treaties with Spain 5 March 1623; 11. The King's speech 11 March 1623; 12. A copy of certain articles to be considered in Parliament, the princes declaration and the King of Spain's letter to Senor Olivares; 13. His Majesty's speech of 23 March 1623.

Administrative / Biographical History

It is not known who compiled this commonplace book. From the handwriting it may be dated to a period shortly after the events which it describes.

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library 'through Mr Lloyd' (the then Librarian) in July 1942.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Custodial History

The armorial bookplate of Ferdinand Pennington is pasted inside the rear cover.