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Copies of treaties, letters, decrees, ambassador’s reports, etc, concerning the succession of the throne of Spain

Call Number: MS E236


Collection of contemporary texts concerning Spanish politics, both manuscript and printed: 811 items bound in 1 volume.


  • Creation: approximately 1700-1715

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 (1 volume + 1 folder) : Binding: Middle Hill boards. Binding Title: Papeles varios Espatioles. Material: Paper. Ornamentation: Engraved portraits of the Duke of Anjou; of Felipe V, 1700; of the Princess of Savoy (colored): items 44-116. Pedigrees and arms of Felipe V; of the Queen of Spain, 1701: items 42-43. Script: Various contemporary clerical hands; various presses. ; Volume measures no taller than 37 cm.

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Scope and Contents

Copies of treatises, letters, governmental decrees, treaties, reports by French, English, German ambassadors and ministers, etc. Some original notes by compiler. Annals of Madrid court, September 28, 1700-September 20, 1701 [original?] (item 56). Some items in this collection were inspired by the problems of the succession (1667-October 1700), and of the treaties touching Spain planned by France and England, 1699-1700. Some describe the death and will of Carlos Ii, and the rival claimants. A few discuss 15th-17th century precedents concerning succession to the throne, and the unification of the kingdoms. Some concern Catalonia and January 23, 1702. Three items, dating from 1771-1774, removed from the volume and placed at MS P507.

Physical Location

MS E236

Physical Location

MS P507

Other Finding Aids

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Custodial History

Puttick sale, 1861 [front paste-down penciled "Put 61 972"]; Phillipps 15879 "Papeles Varios, Mss. & Printed, relating to Philip the 5. of Spain, viz. Voto de un Ministro de Estado a su Rey...[names 11 more items]" [Front paste-down penciled "15879 Ph;" spine penciled "15879;" no printed Phillipps label.]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Hoffman & Freeman, 1977, from a gift of the Helen Foresman Spencer Fund.

Guide to the Spanish Succession Collection
Copies of treaties, letters, decrees, ambassador’s reports, etc, concerning the succession of the throne of Spain
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1977. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by ksc, 2005; mwh, 2020.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Spanish Succession collection, Department of Special Collections, MS E236, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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