Peace Treaties and Other Texts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS PHILL 4
  • Dates of Creation
      17th century-18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      French German
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 142 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume containing six texts, 17th-18th century, bound together, comprising: (1) Treaties of peace between France and Switzerland, 1516, 1521, 1549, 1564, 1582, 1602 [17th or 18th century] (73 leaves) (2) Anhang und Anmerkungen zu Herren Doct. Rosselets Versuch ber die Schweitzerische Schutz und Schirm-Bundnussen dienlich [17th or 18th century] (26 leaves) (3) Lanschaftrecht und Haltung der Landsgemeinden in Toggenburg [17th or 18th century] (14 leaves) (4) Mmoire en faveur de la Ville de Bienne au sujet du Droit des Armes, 1748 (6 leaves) (5) Memoriale Die Statt Biel ansehend [17th or 18th century] (15 leaves) (6) Memoriale Herren Examinatoren Heideggers Toggenburg ansehend, 1751 (8 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 manuscript bound in grey boards. Each manuscript in a single hand, except for (1) which is in several hands. 37cm.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The manuscript 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 MS 1180(2).

Related Material

For MS PHILL 4/2, cf University College London Special Collections, MS PHILL 58/5: Anhang und Anmerkungen Zu H D Rasselets Versuch uber die Schweitzerische Schutz und Schirmbundnussen.