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).
Peace Treaties and Other Texts
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Scope and Content
The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
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.
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).