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Remarques sur l'Analyse du Traitté d'Hanovre, 1725-1726

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P536


Unbound political-legal tract: possibly a late draft


  • After September 3, 1725

Language of Materials

French, some German, Latin

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1 folder (1 manuscript) : Binding: Now unbound, but stab-holes on sides awl stitch-holes in folds. Physical evidence of wear indicates that it was probably never covered. Horizontal and vertical fold-marks. Pagination: Pages 1-63 [64], p. 64 blank except for docketing. Collation: [A:]-[H:]4. Material: Paper. ; 37.3 cm x 23.6 cm

Scope and Contents

The author of the "Analyse du Traité d'Hanovre" contended that the Treaty was illegal, since members of the Holy Roman Empire could not make separate defensive treaties. This tract attacks the logic and law of the Analyse, citing sources; it concerns itself particularly with civil law.

Structure of text: General discussion: pages 1-23 "Remarques sur l'Analyse de l'Article 5": pages 23-24. At the end of this section is an F which may stand for Fin, and a note explaining that it is also necessary to examine Article 2."Remarques sur l'Analyse du Second Article separê': pages 35-48."Remarques sur l'Analyse du troisiéme Article separê': pages 48-63. This is apparently the end of the text, since the foot of the page and page 64 are blank.Incipit: "On volt par l'Article second du Traitté conclu à Hanovre..."Explicit: "Car c'est un Principe du Droit naturel, qui est aussi formellement exprimé dans le sacré Traité de Westphalie, que ce qui est juste à une Partie, l'est aussi a toutes les autres: Quod uni Parti justum est, alteri quoque sit Justum."

Physical Location

MS P536

Custodial History

The docketing implies that this was part of Horace Walpole's official or semi-official correspondence. Modern pencil marking (by bookdealer?): "1374 Hanover." Before 1960: property of Charles Bechdolt Realey, 1900-1960, Professor of History (18th-century British), University of Kansas

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University Archives: found among the papers left to the Library by Professor Realey, October 1980

Related Materials

May have been a draft for a 48-page pamphlet, "Remarques sur l'Analyse du Traite d'Hannover." [1726?]

Guide to the Horatio Walpole Manuscript
Remarques sur l'Analyse du Traitté d'Hanovre, 1725-1726
Finding aid prepared by alh, October 31, 1980 Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Horatio Walpole Manuscript, Department of Special Collections, MS P536, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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

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