Swiss Political and Religious Texts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS PHILL 57
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      German French Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 68 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume [18th century] containing seven texts bound together:

(1) Gedanken ber die an die lobl. Desinteressierte Ort der Eidgenosschafft von Seiten der lobl. V. Cathol. Orten anverlangte Vorsprach wegen Restitution der A[nn]o 1712 abgenommenen Landen aufgesetzt anfangs 1777 (4 leaves)

(2) Memoriale von Zurich wegen Ramsen und Dorflingen 1768-1769 (8 leaves)

(3) Geschichte der Regierung des Falles und der Hinrichtung Peters von Hagenbach 1474 (12 leaves)

(4) Sendschreiben eines Eydgenossischen Cathol[ischen] Rathsgliedes an ein Evangel[isches] Rathsglied ... die Franzsische Bundsereuerung betreffend 1776 (14 leaves)

(5) Letter fragment concerning the pensioning-off of the Royal Swiss Bodyguard 1776 (6 leaves)

(6) Theosophia fratrum in nuce (2 leaves + 2 blank)

(7) Ritter Anton Brunus Wahrhaffte Und Aufrichtige Erzahlung Von Seines Lieben Freundes Und Nachbahrs Jonas Stumpfen Ritters, letzter kranckheit und betruebten Henscheide 1758 (manuscript copy of print) (22 leaves).

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

The Phillipps Manuscripts at University College London were given to the College by the German government in 1912.

Other Finding Aids

Dorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper manuscripts bound in green boards. Each manuscript is in a single hand except (4), which comprises printed sheets, with borders, decorative title-page and ornaments. Quarto.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The manuscripts belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds, some relating to the administration of Swiss towns. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. Formerly Phillipps MSS (respectively 3443, 3456b, 3457, 3461, 3468, 3472, 3489) and Engel MSS.