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Parliamentary diary

Call Number: MS E237


Private diary or minutes by an uknown author. Title on leaf 3: "Notes of the things moved and preffered In p[ar]lament since my cuming hether wch was on the 18 of aprill 1614 but was begun the 5 of aprill." Original, perhaps compiled notes. Largely a narrative of proceedings in the House of Commons, digesting each speech; some transcripts of speeches; a few anecdotes, such as the account of the death of the Duke of Richmond, 1624. Some royal letters, petitions, etc.


  • Creation: 1614 - 1625

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1 volume (1 volume + 1 folder) : Bound in limp vellum, unmarked. Unfoliated. Secretary script. Corrections in same hand. Pages are unnumbered. ; Volume measures no taller than 37 cm.

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Physical Location

MS E237

Physical Location

MS P508

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Hofman & Freeman, 1977 [gift of Helen Foresman Spencer]

Guide to the Parliamentary Diary Collection
Parliamentary diary
Finding aid prepared by alh, November 29, 1977. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Parliamentary Diary Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS E237, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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