Charter giving command of a company in the Netherlands

Scope and Content

Charter giving James De Douglas command of a company, formerly under the command of Lt Col Maccay, for the defence of the Netherlands, comprising one folio bearing text in a 17th-century hand, and a second folio, dated 1674, bearing text in another hand.

Administrative / Biographical History

The document perhaps relates to the Dutch War when, following the Treaty of Dover between France and England in 1670, the British navy supported the French invasion of 1672. Following the Netherlands' alliance with Spain and other powers in 1673, the French had to retreat, and in 1674 the British made peace with the Dutch.

Access Information


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Other Finding Aids

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Parchment. The first folio bears a seal.

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