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Stuart de Rothesay collection of Spanish peace-treaties, diplomatic reports, etc.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C106


Printed pamphlets and newsletters, etc., bound together with manuscript items, regarding Spanish political relations with other European countries. Places covered by the volume include Seville, Madrid, Rome, Brussels, Vienna, London, Brixen, and Konigsgraz.


  • compiled approximately 1782?


Language of Materials

Predominately Spanish; item 18 is also in Portuguese and item 32 is also in Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume : Binding Title: Tratados de paz y papeles diplomaticos. 2. Armorial Supra-Libros: Fess chequey and in chief a mullet; surrounded by the order of the Bath for Knights Grand Cross. (Stuart de Rothesay). ; Volume measures no taller than 25 cm.

Scope and Contents

Dates covered in the manuscripts in the volume include 1708; 1781-1782; 1725; 1737; 1762; and undated. Dates covered in the printed materials in the volume include 1630, 1659-1671; 1697-1701; and undated.

Printed treaties between Spain and France, Great Britain, Rome, or Germany, 1630-1737: items 1-5, 7-10.

Printed pamphlets concerning the relations between Spain and Portugal, 1668 and 1762: item 6, 18-19.

Printed will of Carlos II, 1700: item 11.

Printed material concerning embassy to Rome, 1670-71: item 13.

Printed material concerning embassy to the Swiss, 1706: item 15.

Printed material concerning relations with the Netherlands, 1701: item 14.

Printed material concerning Aragon, 1700: item 12.

Manuscript diplomatic reports from Francesco de San Antonio to Diego Morales from Rome, 1782 (original letters?): items 20, 32.

Manuscript diplomatic reports (unsigned, unaddressed) from Vienna and Rome, 1782 (in various hands): items 26-31.

Manuscript newsletters (?) from Brussels, Vienna, London, 1782; from Madrid 1781: items 22, 25.

Manuscript copies of official documents concerning religious toleration, ca 1782: items 22-214.

Manuscript copies of official messages concerning relations between France, Spain, and Rome, 1708: items 16-17.

Manuscript copy of undated message from the Emperor to the Pope: item 21.

Manuscript copy of undated reply by the King of France to the English Ambassador concerning the war, English mediation, and Poland: item 33.

Manuscript letter covering the journey from Paris to Vienna in 1781: item 26.

Manuscript letter containing Latin pasquinade against the Emperor, 1782: item 32.

Physical Location

MS C106

Other Finding Aids

See the attached for a detailed list by numbered item:

Custodial History

Sir Charles Stuart, 1st baron Stuart de Rothesay, 1779-1845, was chargé d'affaires, Madrid, in 1808; 1810 envoy to Portugal; began using the supra-libros found in this volume in 1812 (English Heraldic Book-stamps, page 358); 1815-1845 ambassador, etc, to Paris, The Hague, Russia.

Sotheby's sold Stuart's library in 1855. The supra-libros is the only reason for naming this collection for him; the bookseller did not mention his name. The volume was sold to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library as 1 of 3 volumes of "Spain and Mexico. An important collection of 134 Spanish Treaties"--presumably all Stuart since Spencer Research Library's volume is numbered 2, and one of the numbers written on item 1 is "2". It is possible that the other volumes contained only printed matter and were put in Rare Books or Summerfield, but they have not been located.

Note: MS E38 "Hacienda de España y America," 83 MS & pr items in 2 volumes, have the same supra-libros, but are marked vol. 1 & vol. 2, and appear to be on finance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Kyrle Fletcher, 1960

Guide to the Stuart de Rothesay Collection
Stuart de Rothesay collection of Spanish peace-treaties, diplomatic reports, etc.
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1974; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
Description rules
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Stuart de Rothesay collection of Spanish peace-treaties, diplomatic reports, etc., Department of Special Collections, MS C106, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States