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Carte Papers

Abstract:
Papers accumulated by the historian Thomas Carte (1686-1754), comprising mainly original papers of James Butler (1610-88), 1st Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with papers of Sir William Fitzwilliam (1526-99), Lord Deputy of Ireland; Sir John Davies (1569-1626) Attorney General of Ireland; Edward Montagu (1625-72) 1st Earl of Sandwich; Charles Middleton (c.1650-1719), 2nd Earl of Middleton; David Nairne (fl.1720), Secretary to the Pretender; Philip Wharton (1613-96), 4th Baron Wharton; and Thomas Wharton (1648-1716), 1st Marquess of Wharton.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Carte 1-279

Biographical History

Thomas Carte, son of the Rev. Samuel Carte, M.A. of Magdalen College, Oxford, and brother of Samuel and Sarah Carte, was born at Clifton in Warwickshire in 1686: matriculated at University College 8 July 1698 and took his degree from Brasenose in 1702, but in 1706 incorporated at King's College, Cambridge, taking his M.A. degree from that college in the same year. He took Holy Orders in about 1714, but in that year refused to take the oath of allegiance and, when in 1722 he was accused of high treason, fled into France, and adopted the name of Philips, not returning till about 1728. In the interval he collected materials for an English edition of De Thou's History, which were used for the seven-volume Latin edition, London 1733.

When he returned to England he commenced his Life of James Duke of Ormonde (published in 1735-36), his attention having been directed to Irish affairs from an early age. His History of England, to provide funds for which a Society of subscribers had been formed (see MS. Carte 174), was published in 1747-55. He died on April 2, 1754.

His wife was Sarah (née Brett), who subsequently married Nicholas Jernegan.

Scope and Content

The sources of the original papers of the Carte collection (which chiefly relates to Irish and English history from the outbreak of the Civil War to the end of the century) may be thus stated:

  1. Ormond papers (Irish history). In about 1728 or 1729 the Earl of Arran delivered to Carte 153 bundles of papers of his grandfather the 1st Duke of Ormond (now MSS. Carte 1-29) and Carte derived many more from Kilkenny Castle. Some were also received from Sir Robert Southwell's descendants. The original Ormond papers may be said to occupy, wholly or in part, MSS. Carte 1-54, 59-60, 63-66, 68-72, 118, 130, 142-147, 154-171, 173, 176, 179, 194, 203, 213-222, 232, 243, 273, 275.
  2. Fitzwilliam papers (Irish history) through Ormond. These papers of Sir William Fitzwilliam were lent by Lord Fitzwilliam in about 1684 to the Duke of Ormond: and now occupy MSS. Carte 55-58, 131.
  3. Chichester papers (Irish history, etc.) probably through Huntingdon (see below). They relate to Sir Arthur Chichester's government of Ireland, and occupy MSS. Carte 61-62.
  4. Sandwich papers (English history, especially of the navy). These are the papers of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, and occupy, wholly or in part, MSS. Carte 73-75, 103, 123, 274.
  5. Wharton papers (English history). Chiefly the collections of Philip 4th Lord Wharton, occupying, wholly or in part, MSS. Carte 77, 79-81, 103, 109, 113, 117, 125, 206-207, 228, 233, 239.
  6. Huntingdon papers (Irish history), derived from the Earl of Huntingdon, whose great grandfather married the daughter of Sir John Davys, attorney general of Ireland, 1603-1616. They occupy, wholly or in part, MSS. Carte 76-78, 103, 128, 234.
  7. Nairne papers, chiefly relating to the exiled Stuarts, and comprising the correspondence of Sir David Nairne and the Earl of Middleton. These are to be found in MSS. Carte 180-181, 208-212, 256-258.

The remaining volumes are originals, transcripts or notes of a miscellaneous kind.

Provenance

In 1753 Carte presented 30 volumes of his MSS. to the Bodleian, described as 'De historia Anglicana ... omnes sui codices MSS.' and as 'several volumes of MSS. Collections relating to the Life of the D. of Ormond published by himself, and to the English affairs in Ireland from the reign of Q. Eliz. down to the Dukes time.' Unfortunately a 'blew catalogue' which was in existence in 1770 and contained a list of the 1753 and 1754 donations, cannot now be found. The 30 volumes included certainly MSS. Carte 55-58, 71, 99, 112, 114, 131 (nine) and probably twenty one out of the following twenty three: MSS. Carte 82-90, 92-96, 105, 107, 121-127. Possibly MSS. Carte 101, 116, 119, 129 were part of this first gift. By what right Carte could present the original Ormond papers to the Bodleian is not clear, but as the Earl of Arran, grandson and heir of the 1st Duke of Ormond, was Chancellor of the University at the time, the transference can hardly have taken place without his knowledge and consent.

In 1754 Carte presented 26 more volumes lettered A, B, C, etc. These are certainly MSS. Carte 1-26, but it would seem probable that MSS. Carte 27-29 accompanied them.

In 1757 (April 2) four boxes came from Carte's executors 'containing his Collections of Records and Papers relating to the Hist. of England,' arriving from Caldecot near Abingdon. Carte's Will (20 July 1752) had left his general effects, not specially mentioning his MSS., to his wife. This third donation seems to have consisted of 53 volumes, namely MSS. Carte 30-54, 59-70, 72, 98, 118, 213-222, 232, 243.

In 1778 the University purchased for £50 Mr. Jernegan's life interest in Carte's remaining MSS., and they were transferred to the Bodleian. Carte's widow after her second marriage made a will dated 22 Sept. 1764, by which all the MSS. were bequeathed to the University after her husband's death. She died in 1770, and as early as 30 Apr. 1771 Delegates were appointed by Convocation 'qui de libris manuscriptis egregii viri Thomae Carte in usum Academic deliberent ac determinent,' but no report seems to have been presented to Convocation. The mass of volumes received in this year amounted probably to 169.

Arrangement

Carte himself arranged his papers with care but not completeness, numbering each separate paper but allowing more than one chronological arrangement in a volume. The greater part he bound, affixing signs or letters, see the tables of comparative pressmarks: and the whole collection was uniformly re-bound in about 1860-70. The present numeration (MSS. Carte 1-276) does not indicate any natural order, either of subject or of date of presentation, and had the records of gift been sufficiently precise, an attempt would have been made to establish a historical and natural sequence.

Finding Aids

Carte's own list, with the additions, contained in MSS. Carte 277-79 are the primary authority for the contents of the original collection. In 1864 was printed a Report on the greater part of the collection by Sir T. D. Hardy and the Rev. J. S. Brewer, and in 1871 a still fuller and very valuable one by the Rev. Charles William Russell D.D. and John P. Prendergast.

A complete Calendar of the papers made by Edw. Edwards in 1877-83 and arranged in a long chronological series, remains in manuscript in the library, with a shorter summary list.

This catalogue is an electronic version of the description of the Carte Papers in F.A. Madan, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, Vol. III, pp. 113-156 (Oxford, 1895).

The 'Religion and Rebellion' project, a partnership between the Bodleian Library and the History of Parliament Trust, funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, was set up to enable the keying in of entries from the Edward Edwards calendar covering the years 1660-87, and their incorporation into this electronic catalogue. The Carte Calendar entries are also available, in their original chronological order.

Note: In the Summary Catalogue as published in 1895, the spelling 'Ormonde' was used. In Edward Edwards' calendar 'Ormond' is used throughout. The latter is the preferred spelling in modern historical writing, and appears thus in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004). The decision has been made to use 'Ormond' throughout this electronic version of the catalogue and calendar.

Personal Names (NCA Rules)

Butler | James | 1610-1688 | 1st Duke of Ormond | soldier and statesman
Carte | Thomas | 1686-1754 | historian
Davies | Sir | John | 1569-1626 | Knight | Attorney General of Ireland and Poet
Fitzwilliam | Sir | William | 1526-1599 | Knight | Lord Deputy of Ireland
Middleton | Charles | c 1650-1719 | 2nd Earl of Middleton | statesman
Montagu | Edward | 1625-1672 | 1st Earl of Sandwich | admiral
Nairne | David | fl 1720 | Secretary to the Pretender
Ormond see Butler | James
Ormonde see Butler | James
Wharton | Philip | 1613-1696 | 4th Baron Wharton
Wharton | Thomas | 1648-1716 | 1st Marquess of Wharton


Corporate Names (NCA Rules)

Ireland | Attorney General of Ireland
Ireland | Lord Deputy of Ireland
Ireland | Lord Lieutenant of Ireland


Place Names (NCA Rules)

Ireland


Subjects (LCSH)

English Civil War, 1642-1649
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1558-1603
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1603-1714
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 16th century
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 17th century
Irish Confederation, 1642-1648


Descriptive List


Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, Thomas Earl of Ormond, and miscellaneous papers relating to Ireland and the Butler family

Date: mainly 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 1
Summary Catalogue no.: 10447
Extent: ii + 478 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Transcripts, extracts and breviates of papers relating to the history of the Butler family.
  • (fol. 22). Correspondence of Thomas Earl of Ormond (1577-1612), and (fol. 101) of James 1st Duke of Ormond, 1633-Oct. 1641.
  • Miscellaneous papers relating to the public affairs of Ireland.

These three classes, as in many Carte volumes, are intermingled, the general arrangement being chronological.


Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Oct. 1641-Mar. 1642
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 2
Summary Catalogue no.: 10448
Extent: 511 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Mar.-Oct. 1642
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 3
Summary Catalogue no.: 10449
Extent: 461 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Oct. 1642-Mar. 1643
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 4
Summary Catalogue no.: 10450
Extent: 571 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Mar.-July 1643
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 5
Summary Catalogue no.: 10451
Extent: 659 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: July-Sept. 1643
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 6
Summary Catalogue no.: 10452
Extent: 594 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Oct.-Nov. 1643
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 7
Summary Catalogue no.: 10453
Extent: 685 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Dec. 1643-Jan. 1644
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 8
Summary Catalogue no.: 10454
Extent: 556 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Jan.-Mar. 1644
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 9
Summary Catalogue no.: 10455
Extent: 634 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Mar.-May 1644
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 10
Summary Catalogue no.: 10456
Extent: 800 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: May-July 1644
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 11
Summary Catalogue no.: 10457
Extent: 670 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Aug.-Nov. 1644
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 12
Summary Catalogue no.: 10458
Extent: 661 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Dec. 1644-Jan. 1645
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 13
Summary Catalogue no.: 10459
Extent: 585 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Feb.-May 1645
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 14
Summary Catalogue no.: 10460
Extent: 614 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: June-Sept. 1645
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 15
Summary Catalogue no.: 10461
Extent: 788 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Oct. 1645-Mar. 1646
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 16
Summary Catalogue no.: 10462
Extent: 697 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Mar.-June 1646
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 17
Summary Catalogue no.: 10463
Extent: 622 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: July-Sept. 1646
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 18
Summary Catalogue no.: 10464
Extent: 661 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Oct.-Dec. 1646
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 19
Summary Catalogue no.: 10465
Extent: 815 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Jan.-Apr. 1647
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 20
Summary Catalogue no.: 10466
Extent: 661 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: May-Dec. 1647
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 21
Summary Catalogue no.: 10467
Extent: 583 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Jan.-Nov. 1648
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 22
Summary Catalogue no.: 10468
Extent: 699 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Dec. 1648-Feb. 1649
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 23
Summary Catalogue no.: 10469
Extent: 603 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Mar.-May 1649
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 24
Summary Catalogue no.: 10470
Extent: 801 leaves

Including many papers on events and affairs in France.


Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: June-Oct. 1649
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 25
Summary Catalogue no.: 10471
Extent: 792 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Oct. 1649-Feb. 1650
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 26
Summary Catalogue no.: 10472
Extent: 762 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Mar.-June 1650
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 27
Summary Catalogue no.: 10473
Extent: 718 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: June-Nov. 1650
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 28
Summary Catalogue no.: 10474
Extent: 681 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Dec. 1650-Jan. 1651
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 29
Summary Catalogue no.: 10475
Extent: 660 leaves

With many papers concerning the negotiations of the Irish Confederates with the Duke of Lorraine, and others relating to the affairs of the exiled Court.


Transcripts and originals of records and documents relating to the family history and estates of the Butlers of Ormond

Date: 16th-17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 30
Summary Catalogue no.: 10476
Extent: 715 leaves

Among which are:

  • (fol. 94) Letters to the Duke of Buckingham, 1616-25
  • (fol. 183) Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, 1632-July 1660, chiefly relating to public affairs in Ireland

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: July 1660-Sept. 1662
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 31
Summary Catalogue no.: 10477
Extent: 613 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Sept. 1662-Aug. 1663
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 32
Summary Catalogue no.: 10478
Extent: 743 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Dec. 1661-Dec. 1664
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 33
Summary Catalogue no.: 10479
Extent: 751 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Jan. 1663-June 1666
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34
Summary Catalogue no.: 10480
Extent: 788 leaves

With papers on Admiralty affairs in England and Ireland, and miscellaneous papers on British affairs.


Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: July 1666-Nov. 1667
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35
Summary Catalogue no.: 10481
Extent: 877 leaves

Including a considerable series of letters from Sir William Temple and others on the affairs of Europe generally, and many others relating to affairs at the English Court.


Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Dec. 1667-Dec. 1668, etc
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36
Summary Catalogue no.: 10482
Extent: 745 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Jan. 1669-Dec. 1672
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37
Summary Catalogue no.: 10483
Extent: 719 leaves

With a collection of earlier records and documents concerning military administration in Ireland, made by the Duke of Ormond in 1669: and some later documents.


Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Jan. 1673-Mar., 1679(?)
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38
Summary Catalogue no.: 10484
Extent: 752 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland

Date: Jan. 1679-Dec. 1682
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39
Summary Catalogue no.: 10485
Extent: 690 leaves

Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, petitions and projects relating to Ireland

Date: 1660-89
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40
Summary Catalogue no.: 10486
Extent: 858 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond, with some miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland, Jan. 1683-Feb. 1689: including (fol. 212) a long letter from William Penn (Philadelphia, 9 Jan. 1684), describing the country.
  • (fol. 551). Petitions and Projects relating to Ireland, chiefly between 1660 and 1680: with miscellaneous papers.

Royal Letters, appointing to offices and making grants in Ireland: each signed by the King

Date: June 1660-Mar. 1661
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 41
Summary Catalogue no.: 10487
Extent: 740 leaves

Royal Letters, appointing to offices and making grants in Ireland

Date: Mar. 1661-Sept. 1662
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 42
Summary Catalogue no.: 10488
Extent: 749 leaves

Royal Letters, appointing to offices and making grants in Ireland

Date: Oct. 1662-Aug. 1669
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43
Summary Catalogue no.: 10489
Extent: 701 leaves

Papers chiefly concerning the Land Settlement of Ireland

Date: 1660-73
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44
Summary Catalogue no.: 10490
Extent: 778 leaves

With papers on parliamentary affairs of that country and on incidents of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and following years.


Letters and papers, chiefly concerning ecclesiastical affairs in Ireland, for the most part between 1660 and 1685

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45
Summary Catalogue no.: 10491
Extent: 594 leaves

Letters from Lord Arlington to the 1st Duke of Ormond, on public affairs in England and Europe

Date: 1660-71
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46
Summary Catalogue no.: 10492
Extent: 639 leaves

Letters chiefly to the 1st Duke of Ormond from Lords Clarendon, Anglesey and Ossory, Sir W. Temple and others: and other papers

Date: 1652-83
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47
Summary Catalogue no.: 10493
Extent: 512 leaves

Copies of letters from the Duke of Ormond, chiefly to Lords Ossory, Orrery and Clarendon

Date: 1660-69
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48
Summary Catalogue no.: 10494
Extent: 475 leaves

Copies of letters from the Duke of Ormond to various correspondents

Date: June 1660-Dec. 1668
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49
Summary Catalogue no.: 10495
Extent: 672 leaves

Copies of letters from the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1669-87
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50
Summary Catalogue no.: 10496
Extent: 475 leaves

With miscellaneous papers, such as:

  • (fol. 372) a copy of the deed, appointing Lord Clarendon High Steward of the University of Oxford, 1686
  • (fol. 405) a large collection of ciphers in use from 1662-82

Copies of letters from the Duke of Ormond to Lords Anglesey and Arlington, Sir William Coventry and others

Date: 1663-69
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51
Summary Catalogue no.: 10497
Extent: 497 leaves

Royal, Treasury, Secretarial, Council and other letters, relating chiefly to the revenue and finances of Ireland, 1660-78, with some earlier

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52
Summary Catalogue no.: 10498
Extent: 731 leaves

Papers relating to the revenue of Ireland, as MS. Carte 52

Date: 1678-83
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53
Summary Catalogue no.: 10499
Extent: 759 leaves

Papers relating to the revenue of Ireland, including many on Army affairs in Ireland, 1660-87, with a few earlier

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54
Summary Catalogue no.: 10500
Extent: 657 leaves

At fol. 652 is 'Discours succinct sur la fortification de Monsr. le Comte de Pagan,' signed 'De Visancour'.


Correspondence, political papers, and other collections of Sir William Fitzwilliam, chiefly relating to public affairs in Ireland, where he was Lord Deputy

Date: 1574-95
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 55
Summary Catalogue no.: 10501
Extent: 685 leaves

Correspondence, political papers, and other collections of Sir William Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy in Ireland

Date: 1570-75
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 56
Summary Catalogue no.: 10502
Extent: 634 leaves

Correspondence, political papers, and other collections of Sir William Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy in Ireland

Date: 1570-74
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 57
Summary Catalogue no.: 10503
Extent: 631 leaves

Correspondence, political papers, and other collections of Sir William Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy in Ireland

Date: 1561-72
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 58
Summary Catalogue no.: 10504
Extent: 758 leaves

Including papers relating to Sir W. Fitzwilliam's personal and family affairs in England.


Papers (chiefly copies) of the 1st Duke of Ormond

Date: 12th-14th cent., 16th-17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59
Summary Catalogue no.: 10505
Extent: 768 leaves

Relating

  • (fol. 27) to the estates and family affairs, and family history, of the Butlers of Ormond,
  • (fol. 1) to the administration of the King's household in England by the first duke of Ormond as Lord Steward of the Household, 1680-85,
  • to the public affairs of Ireland, chiefly 1660-85, but with some earlier papers.

On fol. 27v is an original Latin deed by which O(sbertus) prior et conventus de Lewus gives lands to Thomas filius Osberti de Trunflet, about A.D. 1180, and on fol. 28 another by which Thomas Hony de Skelbroke gives lands to Edmundus le Botilere, A.D. 1320, and on fol. 29v a third by which Symon de Rypes gives lands to Robertus filius Roberti de Butelare (late 13th cent.?), all on parchment.


Papers (chiefly copies) of the 1st duke of Ormond, relating to the public affairs of Ireland, chiefly 1662-1690 but some earlier

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60
Summary Catalogue no.: 10506
Extent: 742 leaves

At fol. 689 are papers about a dispute at Pembroke College, Oxford, in 1690, and one at fol. 697 about an affair at Exeter College in the same year.


Correspondence, official papers and collections of Sir John Davys (solicitor general of Ireland 1603-6, attorney general 1606-19), chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland in 1603-13, and to a large extent warrants issued by Lord Deputy Chichester

Date: 16th-17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 61
Summary Catalogue no.: 10507
Extent: 528 leaves

At fol. 1 is the original Journal of the Irish Parliament of 1585-86, the earliest extant.


Correspondence, and papers of Sir John Davys, chiefly relating to the public affairs of Ireland, and warrants issued by Lord Deputy Chichester,

Date: chiefly 1611-18
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 62
Summary Catalogue no.: 10508
Extent: 597 leaves

With (fol. 560) some private correspondence of Sir J. Davys (1608, etc.) and biographical notes about him.


Correspondence, etc., of the 1st Duke of Ormond (chiefly copies), for the most part 1640-54, on public affairs in Ireland

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 63
Summary Catalogue no.: 10509
Extent: 650 leaves

Some of the papers are from the Wharton collection.


Copies of documents and papers relating to public affairs in Ireland

Date: chiefly 1634-66
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 64
Summary Catalogue no.: 10510
Extent: 501 leaves

The documents include, beside printed pieces:

  • (fol. 30) the Letter Book of the Council of the Confederate Catholics at Kilkenny, Nov. 1642-May 1645 (original)
  • (fols. 149, 290, 317) the Journals of the Irish Parliaments of 1613, 1615, 1634, 1639, 1640, 1641, 1647, 1661, 1665
  • (fol. 287) proceedings of the Irish House of Convocation in 1661

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, relating to public affairs in Ireland, England and Scotland

Date: 1641-51
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 65
Summary Catalogue no.: 10511
Extent: 639 leaves

Correspondence, and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, relating to public affairs in Ireland

Date: 1642-84
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66
Summary Catalogue no.: 10512
Extent: 613 leaves

With (fol. 13) copies of 13 letters from Strafford chiefly to the King, 1635-40


Copies of papers relating to Irish affairs, chiefly 1633-64, and for the most part from the Nalson papers in the possession of Dr. Philip Williams, of St. John's College, Cambridge

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 67
Summary Catalogue no.: 10513
Extent: 316 leaves

But including also (fol. 13) Carte's transcript of records of the Court of Claims in Ireland, 12 Aug. 1663-26 Feb. 1664.


Correspondence, papers, etc., of the 1st Duke of Ormond, on Irish (and in a few cases private) affairs

Date: 1642-83
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68
Summary Catalogue no.: 10514
Extent: 642 leaves

Including a large number of letters from the Lords Justices and Council of Ireland, 1641-43.


Miscellaneous Irish papers, some copies

Date: chiefly 1660-88
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69
Summary Catalogue no.: 10515
Extent: i + 609 leaves

Largely from the Ormond collection, partly from the Southwell papers. At fol. 2 are papers about the 1st Duke of Ormond and at fol. 542 about the history of the Butler family of Ormond. Some Oxford University papers of 1669 and 1683 occur at fol. 158. An autograph letter from Col. Thomas Blood is on fol. 164.


Papers relating to the public affairs of Ireland, and records of the Butler family of Ormond

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70
Summary Catalogue no.: 10516
Extent: 641 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Papers (chiefly copies) relating to the public affairs of Ireland, chiefly 1661-87, with a few earlier: from the Southwell, Percival, Ormond and other collections.
  • (fol. 585). Records of the Butler family of Ormond and of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly copies of deeds : with (fol. 592) letters from John Anstis the herald to Carte, 1735-36.

Copies of Commissions, grants and Acts of Parliament, chiefly relating to Ireland

Date: 1603-85
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71
Summary Catalogue no.: 10517
Extent: 461 leaves

At fol. 368 begins a large collection of printed proclamations, 1627-85.


News-letters, addressed to the 1st Duke of Ormond, 1660-85, giving Proceedings of the English Parliament, and news of the Netherlands, France and Germany

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72
Summary Catalogue no.: 10518
Extent: 832 leaves

Interspersed are correspondence and papers of the Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs.


Correspondence and papers (some copies) of Edward Montagu 1st Earl of Sandwich, chiefly on English naval affairs

Date: 1656-61
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 73
Summary Catalogue no.: 10519
Extent: 645 leaves

Correspondence, of Edward Montagu 1st Earl of Sandwich, 1644-60, chiefly on English naval and military affairs

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74
Summary Catalogue no.: 10520
Extent: 506 leaves

With this are interspersed (fol. 335, etc.) some correspondence of Sir Sidney Montagu, 1606-16, and (fol. 500) some ciphers in use before and during the Civil War.


Correspondence, papers, of Edward Montagu 1st Earl of Sandwich

Date: 1662-71
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75
Summary Catalogue no.: 10521
Extent: 653 leaves

Chiefly on naval affairs, but also (fol. 426) about the treaty with Spain in 1666, and (fol. 625) Queen Christina of Sweden.


Papers of the Earl of Huntingdon, consisting chiefly of news-letters on British and foreign subjects addressed to him in 1669-70, 1690-96, 1699

Date: 1643-1714
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76
Summary Catalogue no.: 10522
Extent: 839 leaves

With a few papers on public affairs earlier and later.


Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of the 5th and 7th Earls of Huntingdon, from 1569-1643, 1661-1678, on public affairs in England and Europe

Date: 16th, 17th, and 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77
Summary Catalogue no.: 10523
Extent: 723 leaves

Consisting partly (fol. 215, 346, etc.), of news-letters, 1634-35 and 1670. A few papers are from the Wharton collection.


Correspondence and papers of the 7th Earl of Huntingdon

Date: 16th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78
Summary Catalogue no.: 10524
Extent: 696 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 124, etc.) a mass of papers relating to the history of the Hastings family, to a large extent copies of records
  • (fol. 239) original letters from cardinal Pole to Katherine (Pole) countess of Huntingdon, 1555, etc.
  • (fol. 84, etc.) papers about the forest and town of Leicester (17th cent.)
  • (fol. 86, etc.) papers concerning St. Mary's College at Oxford (early 17th cent.), and many others

Correspondence and papers of Philip 4th Lord Wharton and Thomas 1st Marquis of Wharton, chiefly on English affairs

Date: 1665-99
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79
Summary Catalogue no.: 10525
Extent: 759 leaves

Including news-letters 1677-78, and a large number of letters from Irish officers to the marquis when Comptroller of the Household, 1688-91.


Correspondence and papers of Philip 4th Lord Wharton and Thomas 1st Marquis of Wharton

Date: 1640-48 and 1660-67
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80
Summary Catalogue no.: 10526
Extent: 828 leaves

With some earlier and later, on English public affairs, including:

  • (fol. 604) letters of Lord Grey of Wilton (partly copies)
  • (fol. 636) correspondence of Sir Rowland Wandesford about Ireland, 1633-46
  • (fol. 121) a letter of Edmund Waller (1642), and some Wharton family papers

Correspondence and papers of Philip 4th Lord Wharton and Thomas 1st Marquis of Wharton, on English public affairs

Date: 1660-94
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81
Summary Catalogue no.: 10527
Extent: 819 leaves

Including (fol. 742) some papers about New England, 1689-90.


Transcripts or breviates of papers in French libraries relating to the history of England

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 82
Summary Catalogue no.: 10528
Extent: 548 leaves

Including:

  • Letters of French ambassadors to England, (fol. 85) Chastillon, 1537-39: (fol. 136) Chr. de Harlay comte de Beaumont, 1601-5: (fol. 162) comte Des Marets, 1615-16: (fol. 1) Marquis d'Effiat, 1624-25.
  • Extracts from old Latin Chronicles.

Transcripts or breviates of papers in French libraries relating to the history of England

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 83
Summary Catalogue no.: 10529
Extent: 323 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 93) letters of Jean de Montreuil French ambassador to England, 1645-48
  • (fol. 42) lists of Treaties between England and France, 1200-1625

'... Negotiations de Monsieur [Melchior] de Sabran Envoyé resident en Ang[leter]re ...,' 1644-48: a transcript

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 84
Summary Catalogue no.: 10530
Extent: 664 leaves

'Extrait de la Negociation de Monsieur [Antoine Le Fèvre] de La Boderie en Angleterre,' 1606-1607: a transcript

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 85
Summary Catalogue no.: 10531
Extent: i + 531 leaves

'Extrait de la Negociation de Monsieur [Antoine Le Fèvre] de La Boderie en Angleterre,' 1608-1611: a transcript

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 86
Summary Catalogue no.: 10532
Extent: i + 483 leaves

Correspondence of Antoine de Noailles, French ambassador in England, 1552-56, and, partly relating to negotiations in Scotland, 1560-61

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 87
Summary Catalogue no.: 10533
Extent: 10 leaves + 952 pages

Correspondence of Gilles de Noailles, French ambassador in England, 1556-59, and, partly relating to negotiations in Scotland, 1560-61

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 88
Summary Catalogue no.: 10534
Extent: 20 + 1060 pages

Transcripts of treaties, conventions and other state papers illustrating the relations of England (1194-1331) and of Scotland (1219-1612) with France, in French

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 89
Summary Catalogue no.: 10535
Extent: xii + 411 leaves

Transcripts of treaties, conventions, etc., entered into by France, 1294-1617: a few relate to England and Scotland : in French

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 90
Summary Catalogue no.: 10536
Extent: 366 leaves

Manuscript written in French and Latin, written in A.D. 1503 at Angers (?)

Date: 1503
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 91
Summary Catalogue no.: 10537
Extent: ii + 176 leaves
Binding: On parchment : with coloured arms, rubrics, etc., in the original binding (boards covered with stamped leather), clasps partly gone.
  • (fol. 6). 'Sensuit la maniere et ensaignement darpenter cordeler et mesurer terres et la maniere de nombrez & prisaigez icelles terres iardins vergiers boys vignes prez landes estangs garannes coulombiers et aultres chouses heritaux ...': beg. 'Et doibt on scavoir que toute maniere darpentaige.'
  • (fol. 22). 'Cy commencent les coustumes des pais dAniou et du Maine contenans seize parties,' of the date 1463: followed by '... les assietes au taux du Roy' and '... la table ...': (fol. 83v) 'Ci finist la table du coustumier ... acheve le penultime iour de Apuril. Lan Mil Cincq Cens et Troys.'
  • (fol. 87). Transcripts of miscellaneous public documents affecting Angers and its neighbourhood, the religious houses, their foundation, etc., 769-1493, in Latin and French.
  • (fol. 127). 'Extraict des ordonnances Royaulx de la chambre des comptes de Paris sur le fait et gouuernement des eaux et forestz ... dAniou et du Maine ...'
  • (fol. 137). 'Notitia æ Andegauensis hæreditariæ,' a title added later: deeds of 1204, 1286 and 1290, in Latin and French.
  • (fol. 143). Deeds relating to the Prior and Convent of Bonshommes at La Haye near Angers, 1413-1496, largely about their rights over the river: in French.
Archival History: On fols. 1-5 are the finely emblazoned arms of an owner of the book (early 16th cent.?: Azure, a saltire between four eaglets displayed or) and of his connexions by marriage. On fol. 6r is 'C. Raymbauld' (c. 1700?). The volume bears Carte's armorial bookplate.

Papers by Thomas Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 92
Summary Catalogue no.: 10538
Extent: i + 335 leaves
  • (fol. 1). 'Titles of Chartres relating to England ...' in the King's library at Paris (from M. Du Puy's Catalogue) and other French repositories, 1080-1530, with (fol. 242) a chronological index.
  • (fol. 143). Similar titles relating to Scotland, 1295-1558.
  • (fol. 160v). List of bulls and other documents, a few relating to England, the rest to France.
  • (fol. 162). As art. 1, titles of deeds 'qui se trouvent chez M. de Clairembault,' and (fol. 232) in the Royal collections at Paris, chiefly relating to England, and (fol. 303) in other smaller French libraries.
  • (fol. 262). Collation of Paris MSS. St. Victor 817 and 419 of William of Jumiége's Historia Normannorum with printed editions.
  • (fols. 302, 310). List of MSS. in the Herald's Office at London.

Extracts from the Journals of the House of Lords, and copies of certain Acts of Parliament, and other legal documents

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 93
Summary Catalogue no.: 10539
Extent: 243 leaves
  • (fols. 1, 128). Extracts from the Journals of the House of Lords in 1572, 1575, 1605-6.
  • (fol. 50). Copies of certain Acts of Parliament, and other legal documents, chiefly 1532-44.

Copies of patents of creations of peers, grants of state offices, etc., 1141-1503

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 94
Summary Catalogue no.: 10540
Extent: 356 leaves

Journal of the House of Commons

Date: 16 Jan.-28 Nov. 1621
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 95
Summary Catalogue no.: 10541
Extent: 224 leaves

Royal letters, state papers, and miscellaneous treatises concerning the relations of England and Spain in the time of Elizabeth and James I

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 96
Summary Catalogue no.: 10542
Extent: vi + 166 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 1) Sir R. Cotton's Abstract of the question of precedency between England and Spain, and similar treatises by Coll. Gourlie (fol. 21), Sir W. Raleigh (fol. 82), etc.
  • (fol. 158) Sir R. Cotton's Brief discourse proving that the House of Commons hath equal power with the Peers in point of judicature, 1621

Extracts and English breviates by Thomas Carte from a treatise based on the nuncio Rinuccini's papers, entitled 'De Hæresis Anglicanæ intrusione et progressu et de Bello Catholico ad annum 1641 cæpto, exindeque per aliquot annos gesto Commentarius,' a MS. then in Lord Lovel's possession

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 97
Summary Catalogue no.: 10543
Extent: ii + 470 pages

Followed (p. 429) by Latin instructions to Rinuccini, 1645, etc.


'Some of the Earle of Angleseyes Errours detected, in reference to the Affaires of Irelands [1641-48, etc.]. 1682': the 'Advertisement' beg. 'The Reader of this discourse will soon be informed': a defence of the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1682
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 98
Summary Catalogue no.: 10544
Extent: i + 157 pages

This was written by Sir R. Southwell, and is corrected throughout by Henry Gascoigne, Ormond's secretary.


Extracts by Thomas Carte from the Memoirs and Letters of the Marquis of Clanricarde, Oct. 1641-Aug. 1643

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 99
Summary Catalogue no.: 10545
Extent: 550 leaves

Papers chiefly written by T. Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 100
Summary Catalogue no.: 10546
Extent: 356 leaves
  • (fol. 2). 'Avis, censures and lettres sur l'Histoire de Monsieur le President de Thou.'
  • (fol. 115). Miscellaneous papers, chiefly extracts relating to English history, including (fol. 224) List of Chronicles etc. in the Cottonian library, (fol. 265) Correspondence of Thomas Carte, 1724-27, etc.

Copies of letters to and by De Thou, 1603-16 (from Will. Camden, 1605, 1612, to and from James I, 1603, and Sir H. Savile, 1606-7; etc.), notes and emendations upon the Historia of De Thou, and papers relative to his works

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 101
Summary Catalogue no.: 10547
Extent: 491 leaves

At fol. 381 is a 'Projet pour perfectionner le gouuernement des etats' (beg. 'Après avoir etudié auec soin,' 18th cent.), given to Carte by the abbé de S. Pierre : and at fol. 469 a list of the (65) Petyt MSS. in the Inner Temple Library.


Correspondence and papers on the public affairs of England and Ireland, chiefly 1625-80, with some earlier and later

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103
Summary Catalogue no.: 10548
Extent: 661 leaves

Including:

  • (fols. 121, 123, 136, 140, cf. 92) letters of John Hampden, 1643
  • many Civil War letters
  • (fols. 189, 193, 654) letters etc. of Oliver Cromwell, 1652-7
  • (fol. 122) Andrew Marvell, 1667
  • (fols. 312, 579) Richard Rawlinson, 1736
  • (fol. 225) news-letters of 1678
  • (fol. 280, etc.) collections by Carte for a projected Life of Sir Thomas Roe

The volume consists of miscellaneous papers from the Wharton, Huntingdon, and Montagu collections, mixed with some of Carte's own correspondence.


Copies of letters and papers of Charles Earl of Middleton during his embassy to Vienna

Date: 1680-81
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104
Summary Catalogue no.: 10549
Extent: 306 leaves

To these succeed:

  • (fol. 66) lists and notes of records in London and abroad concerning English history; with extracts from books, etc.
  • (fol. 211) an account of a conference of the two houses of Parliament concerning the bill for Imposition on Merchandise, temp. James I, followed by a treatise on the same subject by Sir John Davys
  • (fol. 284) is 'A certeyne form of orders to bee prescribed to the officers of [heraldic] Armes for reformation of abuses' (about 1600) : beg. 'Experience the most certeyne guide.'

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Crown of England

Date: chiefly 16th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 105
Summary Catalogue no.: 10550
Extent: 90 leaves ('11'-'100')
  • (fol. 11). Papers on the succession of the Crown of England, including addresses of the two Houses of Parliament to Queen Elizabeth, and two answers to the Bishop of Ross.
  • (fol. 93). 'An aduertisment of a loyall Subiect to his Soueraigne drawen from obseruacion of the peoples speeches': beg. 'It is said that your Maiestie': apparently of James I's time, like the following.
  • (fol. 95v). 'Obseruations whereby to knowe the state of a kinge and kingdome,' beg. 'My good Lord, the tree of knowledge.'

Extracts from Sir W. Dugdale's Baronage, Monasticon, and Warwickshire, chiefly written by Thomas Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 106
Summary Catalogue no.: 10551
Extent: x leaves + 630 pages

Papers on legal matters, state trials and the office of Bard

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 107
Summary Catalogue no.: 10552
Extent: 207 leaves ('20'-'226')
  • (fol. 20). Papers on legal matters, especially law terms, the Court of Chancery, and the office of Earl Marshall (by Sir R. Cotton and others), and other heraldic offices.
  • (fol. 173). Trials of Lord Castlehaven, 1631, and the Earls of Essex and Southampton, 1600.
  • (fol. 207). 'Y gysefin Bennod,' the first chapter of an account of the ancient British Bards, beg. 'The office and function of the British or Cambrian Bards.'

Papers and extracts chiefly relating to Wales, collected by Thomas Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 108
Summary Catalogue no.: 10553
Extent: 440 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 59v) Henry Rowlands' autograph Accounts of the antiquities of Anglesey further explain'd and confirm'd
  • (fol. 366v) 'Bibliotheca Vachaniana,' a list of 165 Hengwrt MSS. in the possession of the Vaughan family
  • (fol. 385) a note of the Lhuyd MSS. in Sir Thomas Sebright's library. There are Anglo-Saxon vocabularies, extracts from chronicles of Britain, Welsh monastic charters, etc.

An entirely miscellaneous collection of papers, chiefly relating to public affairs in England

Date: 1587-1743
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109
Summary Catalogue no.: 10554
Extent: 449 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 365, etc.) private papers relating to the Wharton family and papers from the Huntingdon collections
  • (fol. 219, etc.) letters and papers of Archbishop Sancroft, and Carte correspondence
  • (fol. 242) Tully Conri's 'Account of the Irish MSS. in the Bodley Library,' i.e. MSS. Laud Misc. 610 & 615

Collections, chiefly extracts from printed books and MSS., on English public affairs, historical, ecclesiastical, and judicial, formed by Samuel Carte father of Thomas Carte

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 110
Summary Catalogue no.: 10555
Extent: 553 leaves

Collections, chiefly extracts from printed books and MSS., on English public affairs, historical, ecclesiastical, and judicial, formed by Samuel Carte, including some theological, philological, and mathematical papers, and some documents (fol. 508) connected with Magdalene College, Cambridge

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 111
Summary Catalogue no.: 10556
Extent: 653 leaves

Copies of papers and records bearing on the relations between England and France, 1190-1625, chiefly from French sources

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 112
Summary Catalogue no.: 10557
Extent: 433 leaves

Miscellaneous papers

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 113
Summary Catalogue no.: 10558
Extent: 617 leaves

The chief of which are

  • (fol. 14). 'An account of the proceedings in the case of my Lord of London bp. Compton,' Aug. 1686.
  • (fol. 34). 'Gesta Britonum a Gilda sapiente edita' copied (18th cent.) from a Paris MS.
  • (fol. 82). As MSS. Carte 112, 1190-1415.
  • (fol. 324). Petitions from Ireland about confiscated lands, 1696-1701, and kindred papers.
  • (fol. 560). Musters of the army in Ireland, 1688.

'Histoire de la Pairie de France...', and collections as MS. Carte 112

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 114
Summary Catalogue no.: 10559
Extent: 552 leaves
  • (fol. 1). 'Histoire de la Pairie de France, par M. l'abbé le Laboureur,' a copy, about 1670.
  • (fol. 59). As MS. Carte 112, 1399-1656.

Fols. 275 to end are almost entirely occupied by printed papers.


Transcript of Dr. Robert Brady's treatise on the English Parliament

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 115
Summary Catalogue no.: 10560
Extent: i + 224 leaves

Transcript (in a different hand from MS. Carte 115) of Dr. Robert Brady's treatise on the English Parliament

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 116
Summary Catalogue no.: 10561
Extent: 1048 pages

Correspondence and papers of the Wharton and Hastings families, not easily distinguishable, chiefly on public affairs of England in the 17th cent. and private family matters

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117
Summary Catalogue no.: 10562
Extent: 484 leaves

Some correspondence of Thomas Carte is mixed with the collection.


Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs, 1640-87

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118
Summary Catalogue no.: 10563
Extent: 472 leaves

Partly from Sir Robert Southwell's collection, with a few of Carte's own papers.


Papers on Parliamentary subjects

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 119
Summary Catalogue no.: 10564
Extent: 195 leaves

Including:

  • (fols. 2, 26) treatises on Parliament, one imperfect, the other by Sir R. Cotton
  • (fol. 56) speeches and petition in the Parliament of 1640
  • (fol. 92) Sir R. Cotton's Discourse about alteration of coin at the Council, 2 Sept. 1626
  • (fol. 107) treatises on losses in the revenue ( beg. 'That first the Kinge and Crowne')
  • (fol. 125) on tithes (beg. 'A prohibicion grounded vppon this suggestion')
  • (fol. 148) on the Court of Star Chamber ( beg. 'As in the goverment of all Common wealthes').

A commonplace book of John Carte and Thomas Carte: on theological, classical, historical, and other subjects

Date: 1700-20
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 120
Summary Catalogue no.: 10565
Extent: xii + 159 leaves

Correspondence, official papers, and collections of Thomas Howard Earl of Suffolk, and of his son Theophilus, next earl, chiefly 1604-36

Date: 1604-36
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 121
Summary Catalogue no.: 10566
Extent: 116 leaves

Papers relating to officers of the Exchequer

Date: 1600
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 122
Summary Catalogue no.: 10567
Extent: iii + 82 leaves
  • (fol. iii). 'A shorte Compendium of all the officees and officers, their dutyes and proceedinges, in the Exchequer,' by Sir Thomas Fanshawe.
  • (fol. 61). 'The office of Remembrancer of Exchequer': beg. 'What appertaineth to the cheife officer': imperfect at end

The original cover is part of a parchment deed relating to the Perkes of Norwich.


Collections of Thomas Howard Earl of Suffolk, chiefly consisting of royal official letters and Orders of Council

Date: 1614-38
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 123
Summary Catalogue no.: 10568
Extent: 195 leaves

Legal papers, copies of records, etc., chiefly, it would seem, from the Howard collections

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 124
Summary Catalogue no.: 10569
Extent: ii + 525 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 1v) a treatise of the Common Law of England and Tenures before the Conquest, by Sir Walter Raleigh, partly autograph and corrected by the author, in about 1606, with an autograph index prefixed
  • (fol. 320) Shropshire records
  • (fol. 462) Sir Edward Littleton's argument in the case of Ship-money against Hampden, 1637
  • (fol. 517) Rules of the Court of Wards.

Correspondence and papers of the Wharton family, and breviates, extracts, and copies made for Carte's History of England

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 125
Summary Catalogue no.: 10570
Extent: 411 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Correspondence and papers of the Wharton family, 1603-1716.
  • (fol. 101). Breviates, extracts, and copies made for Carte's History of England, among which are:
    • (fol. 205) Archbishop Ussher's discourse shewing when and how far the Imperial laws were received by the old Irish and the several inhabitants of Great Britain
    • (fol. 210) the same author's discourse of the Original of Termon lands, Herenachs, and Corbs, 1609
    • (fol. 246) notes from the Tanner MSS. and others in the Bodleian
    • (fols. 267, 288, 315) the Jesus College (Oxford) MSS. and other collections, largely relating to Wales (see fol. 268).

Some papers of John Carte are in the volume.


Extracts from Domesday book

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 126
Summary Catalogue no.: 10571
Extent: 293 leaves

Extracts from the MSS. of John Anstis Garter King-at-Arms, on English public affairs, largely ecclesiastical and legal

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127
Summary Catalogue no.: 10572
Extent: i + 312 leaves

Together with:

  • (fol. 222) 'An account of the revenues of the Crown ..., 1 July, 1660-Easter, 1663,' by the Earl of Southampton, 6 Mar. 1665, continued to 1667
  • (fol. 265) 'Some considerations on ... the right of the Commons of Ireland to prepare heads of bills for the raising of money' (about 1690?)

Lists of, and extracts from, records bearing on English history

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128
Summary Catalogue no.: 10573
Extent: 389 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 203, etc.) extracts from the Anstis MSS.
  • (fols. 94, 323) papers about Durham
  • (fol. 370) letters of Lewis Morris on Welsh antiquities, 1744-45
  • (fol. 384) a few letters of the Duke of Ormond, 1665-85 (copies).

Lists and extracts, chiefly bearing on early English history

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129
Summary Catalogue no.: 10574
Extent: 458 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 1, cf. 63) a transcript of the calendar from the Jumièges Sacramentary at Rouen
  • (fol. 250) papers relating to Durham.

Correspondence and papers

Date: 1631-1749
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130
Summary Catalogue no.: 10575
Extent: 542 leaves

Of

  • Sir Robert Long, Secretary of State to King Charles II during his exile, etc.,
  • the family of Somerset, Dukes of Beaufort, chiefly on English public affairs, 1631-1709 and 1746-49: including (fol. 303) letters from Robert Price, 1688-99.

There are also some extracts from records of an earlier date.


Papers of Sir William Fitzwilliam; papers relating to the exiled Stuarts; papers relating to Oxford

Date: 1561-1690
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131
Summary Catalogue no.: 10576
Extent: 258 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Correspondence and papers of Sir William Fitzwilliam, chiefly on the public affairs of Ireland, and on family affairs, 1561-75.
  • (fol. 173). Papers relating to the exiled Stuarts, during the Commonwealth, etc., 1655-82.
  • (fol. 230). A few papers about the election of a Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford, 1689-90, and University matters in 1688.

'Collectiones ex magnis Rotulis Pipae in Scaccario domini Regis remanentibus', with index, copy of MS. Dodsworth 12 in the Bodleian

Date: Second half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 132
Summary Catalogue no.: 10577
Extent: xii + 392 leaves

'1140'-1188: '5 Steph.' [really ... Hen. I]-34 Hen. 2.


'Collectiones ex magnis Rotulis Pipae in Scaccario domini Regis remanentibus', with index, a copy of MS. Dodsworth 13 in the Bodleian

Date: Second half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 133
Summary Catalogue no.: 10578
Extent: x + 249 leaves

1190-1199: 1-10 Rich. I.


'Collectiones ex magnis Rotulis Pipae in Scaccario domini Regis remanentibus', with index, a copy of MS. Dodsworth 14 in the Bodleian

Date: Second half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 134
Summary Catalogue no.: 10579
Extent: xii + 488 leaves

1199-1216: 1-17 John.


'Collectiones ex magnis Rotulis Pipae in Scaccario domini Regis remanentibus', with index, a copy of MS. Dodsworth 15 in the Bodleian

Date: Second half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 135
Summary Catalogue no.: 10580
Extent: xxii + 839 leaves

1217-1272: 2-52, 56 Hen. 3.


'Collectiones ex magnis Rotulis Pipae in Scaccario domini Regis remanentibus', with index, a copy of MS. Dodsworth 16 in the Bodleian

Date: Second half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 136
Summary Catalogue no.: 10581
Extent: x + 374 leaves

1273-1302: 1-30 Edw. I.


'Collectiones ex magnis Rotulis Pipae in Scaccario domini Regis remanentibus', with index, a copy of MS. Dodsworth 17 in the Bodleian

Date: Second half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 137
Summary Catalogue no.: 10582
Extent: 424 leaves

1319-1340: 13-18 Edw. 2, and 13-14 Edw. 3, with Escheat Rolls 16-19 Edw. 2.


Catalogue of the Gascon, Norman, and French Rolls in the Tower of London (now in The National Archives), 1284-1377

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 138
Summary Catalogue no.: 10583
Extent: 712 pages

The first 80 pages containing 1242-1376 are not now in the volume: cf. MS. Carte 109, fol. 79.


Historical notes preparatory to a History of England, made by thomas Carte and arranged in chronological order, 938-1307

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 139
Summary Catalogue no.: 10584
Extent: 366 leaves
Note: There are many cross-references to other Carte volumes.

Historical notes preparatory to a History of England, made by thomas Carte and arranged in chronological order, 1306-1624

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 140
Summary Catalogue no.: 10585
Extent: 434 leaves
Note: There are many cross-references to other Carte volumes.

Historical notes preparatory to a History of England, made by thomas Carte and arranged in chronological order, 1625-1654 and 715-926

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141
Summary Catalogue no.: 10586
Extent: 225 leaves
Note: There are many cross-references to other Carte volumes.

Copies of letters written by the Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs, with some indexes

Date: 6 Aug. 1649-2 Nov. 1650
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 142
Summary Catalogue no.: 10587
Extent: xl + 486pp.

Copies of letters written by the Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs, with some indexes

Date: 16 Aug. 1662-14 May 1664
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143
Summary Catalogue no.: 10588
Extent: vi + 404pp.

Copies of letters written by the Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs, with some indexes

Date: 29 Aug. 1662-27 July 1669
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144
Summary Catalogue no.: 10589
Extent: ii + 184 leaves

Copies of letters written by the Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs, with some indexes

Date: 21 June 1664-24 Apr. 1668
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145
Summary Catalogue no.: 10590
Extent: v + 361 pp.

Including letters connected with the county of Somerset and the Royal Household, with some private correspondence.


Copies of letters written by the Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs, with some indexes

Date: 28 Aug. 1677-25 Nov. 1680
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146
Summary Catalogue no.: 10591
Extent: iv + 418pp.

Copies of letters written by the Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish affairs, with some indexes

Date: 19 July 1667-13 Feb. 1685
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147
Summary Catalogue no.: 10592
Extent: iv + 168pp. + '169'-'211' leaves

At Fol. 170 is a copy of letters from Lord Orrery to Dr. Boyle, Archbishop of Dublin, 1667-77.


The original MS. of Carte's Life of the 1st Duke of Ormond, in four volumes: vol. i, to 1641.

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 148
Summary Catalogue no.: 10593
Extent: xxvii + 85 + 287 leaves.

The original MS. of Carte's Life of the 1st Duke of Ormond, in four volumes: vol. ii, 1641-47

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 149
Summary Catalogue no.: 10594
Extent: i + '288'-'711' leaves.

The original MS. of Carte's Life of the 1st Duke of Ormond, in four volumes: iii, 1647-63

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 150
Summary Catalogue no.: 10595
Extent: ii + 304 leaves.

The original MS. of Carte's Life of the 1st Duke of Ormond, in four volumes: vol. iv, 1663-end

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 151
Summary Catalogue no.: 10596
Extent: i + '305'-'660' + 64 leaves.

With Appendix [except App. letters 41-91, 93-141, fam. letters 1-3, which are here wanting].


Journal of the proceedings of the Houses of Lords and Commons

Date: 8 July-19 Sept. 1645
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 152
Summary Catalogue no.: 10597
Extent: vii + 320 leaves
Archival History: With the armorial stamp of an Earl Somers and armorial bookplate of Thomas Carew.

Transcript of the Benedictionarium of Robert of Jumiège, Archbishop of Canterbury. The original is in the Library at Rouen.

Date: late 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 153
Summary Catalogue no.: 10598
Extent: vi+ 148 pages

Register of Irish army orders, warrants, petitions etc.

Date: 1660-69
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154
Summary Catalogue no.: 10599
Extent: i + 220 leaves
  • (fol. 18). Register of Irish army orders, warrants, etc., issued 16 July-10 Dec. 1660, with index.
  • (fol. 37). Register of Irish petitions, with their answers, 23 Nov. 1665-29 July 1669: with index.

Register of Irish Petitions, with their answers, with index

Date: 9 Mar.-7 June 1649
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 155
Summary Catalogue no.: 10600
Extent: 220 leaves

Register of Irish Petitions, with their answers

Date: 8 Aug. 1649-8 Mar. 1650
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 156
Summary Catalogue no.: 10601
Extent: vi + 532 pages

Register of Irish Petitions, with their answers

Date: 12 Mar.-25 Oct. 1650
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 157
Summary Catalogue no.: 10602
Extent: xii + 210 leaves

Register of Irish army orders, warrants, etc., with some petitions, with index

Date: 4 Jan. 1661-25 Mar. 1662
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 158
Summary Catalogue no.: 10603
Extent: viii + 476 pages

Register of Irish army orders, warrants, petitions etc.

Date: 1662-64
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159
Summary Catalogue no.: 10604
Extent: iii + 258 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Register of Irish army orders, warrants, etc., 31 Mar. 1662-23 July 1662.
  • (fol. 62). Register of Irish petitions, with their answers, 28 Aug. 1663-27 Apr. 1664, with index.

Irish orders, warrants, petitions, etc., 26 May 1668-25 Mar. 1675, with one of 1682 and a few of 1685-87

Date: 1668-87
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160
Summary Catalogue no.: 10605
Extent: i + 205 leaves

Among these are orders relating to the royal household, the county of Somerset, etc.


Register of Irish petitions to the King, of the Prize Office at Portsmouth, and of Tipperary petitions etc.

Date: 1672-84
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161
Summary Catalogue no.: 10606
Extent: iv + 188 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Register of Irish petitions to the King, with their answers, 21 June 1682-12 July 1684.
  • (fol. 188v rev.). Register of the Prize Office at Portsmouth, Ap. 1672-June 1674. Foll. 60-152 are blank.
  • (fol. 162v rev.). 'Tipperary businesse, 1683,' petitions, etc., to the Duke of Ormond as Lord of the regalities of that county, 1683-84.

Registers of army orders, warrants, commissions, etc., issued in and relating to Ireland, with indexes

Date: 19 Aug. 1649-20 Oct. 1650
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 162
Summary Catalogue no.: 10607
Extent: ii + 498pp.

Registers of army orders, warrants, commissions, etc., issued in and relating to Ireland with indexes

Date: 26 June 1666-17 May 1669
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163
Summary Catalogue no.: 10608
Extent: 122 leaves

Registers of army orders, warrants, commissions, etc., issued in and relating to Ireland, with indexes

Date: 16 Oct. 1645-16 May 1647
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 164
Summary Catalogue no.: 10609
Extent: xliv + 538pp.

Registers of army orders, warrants, commissions, etc., issued in and relating to Ireland, with indexes

Date: 8 Mar. 1662-14 May 1666
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165
Summary Catalogue no.: 10610
Extent: ii + 276 leaves

Breviates of Fiants for Irish grants

Date: 11 Nov.-5 Dec. 1685
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 166
Summary Catalogue no.: 10611
Extent: i + 33 leaves

Breviates of Fiants for Irish grants

Date: 6 Apr.-20 Nov. 1685
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 167
Summary Catalogue no.: 10612
Extent: ii + 94 pages

Copies of letters of the Earl of Arran on the public affairs in Ireland

Date: 2 May 1682-18 Aug. 1683
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168
Summary Catalogue no.: 10613
Extent: vi + 172pp.

Copies of letters of the Earl of Arran on the public affairs in Ireland

Date: 21 Aug. 1683-16 July 1684
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169
Summary Catalogue no.: 10614
Extent: iv + 174pp.

Copies of letters of the Lords Justices of Ireland

Date: 12 Aug. 1693-29 Jan. 1695
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 170
Summary Catalogue no.: 10615
Extent: iv + 186 pp

Register of licenses to export wool from Ireland, 29 Aug. 1677-14 Oct. 1679, and 16 Sept. 1684-17 Mar. 1685

Date: 1677-85
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 171
Summary Catalogue no.: 10616
Extent: i + 86 leaves

'De Præsulibus Hiberniae potissimis Catholicæ religionis in Hiberniæ serendæ propagand[æ] & conservandæ authoribus. Authore Joanne Lynchaeo nuper Archidiacono Tuamensi,' with Praefatio and Prolegomena. This is a copy of the original

Date: c.1700
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 172
Summary Catalogue no.: 10617
Extent: c + 716 pp

Warrants, commissions, etc., relating to ecclesiastical preferments in Ireland, 12 Aug. 1662-10 Aug. 1669: with index

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173
Summary Catalogue no.: 10618
Extent: i + 163 leaves

Foll. 35-155 are blank.


'Archeion, or of the highe Corts of Justice in England,' by William Lambarde, the dedication dated 1591

Date: 1591
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 174
Summary Catalogue no.: 10619
Extent: 27 leaves

This appears to be a contemporary copy. The book was not printed till 1635.


The Register book of the Society of subscribers to Mr. Carte's History of England

Date: 14 Feb. 1745-23 Jan. 1754
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 175
Summary Catalogue no.: 10620
Extent: 105 leaves

With the rules, accounts, forms of the prospectus in English and French, the original roll of subscribers on parchment, etc. Foll. 37-60 are blank.


Miscellaneous papers relating to the Butler family, and to Irish affairs

Date: 15th-17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 176
Summary Catalogue no.: 10621
Extent: 221 leaves
  • (fol. 1a, etc.). A few documents relating to the history and private affairs of the Butler family of Ormond from 1427.
  • (fol. 3). Records and papers concerning the administration of affairs in Ireland by the Earl of Strafford, 1635-40.
  • (fol. 159). Papers concerning the Duke of Ormond's negotiations with the Irish confederates, 1641-50, chiefly parchment deeds.

'... Tabula bullarum papalium, cartarum regalium et episcopalium ac eciam omnium aliarum cartarum generalium que continentur in armariolo interiori in le spendement, tam regni anglie quam scocie ...'

Date: middle of the 14th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 177
Summary Catalogue no.: 10622
Extent: xii + 56 leaves

Referring to the archives of the priory of St. Cuthbert at Durham. Foll. 41-42 are fols. lvj and lxiiij from a late 12th cent. cartulary of the same priory. On fol. 40v is an imperfect list of '(lib)elli manuales' lent out of the library at Durham, 1 Jan. 1423. Foll. i-xi, 43-end are blank paper.


A treatise on Fortification, introduced by some elementary geometry, in French

Date: c.1700
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 178
Summary Catalogue no.: 10623
Extent: 23 leaves

Beg. 'Le point mathematick est ce que l'on considere': there are diagrams of fortresses, etc. Foll. 15-23 are blank.


Papers relating to the Establishment for Ireland

Date: 1682-84
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179
Summary Catalogue no.: 10624
Extent: 25 leaves
Binding: Binding, parchment with gold tooling.
  • (fol. 1). 'Ireland. Establishment, 1682, Tanger included': an original on parchment, signed on each page by the King and others: the establishment is prospective from 25 Dec. 1682 for a year.
  • (fol. 15). 'Ireland. An establishment ...,' from Apr. 1, 1684, for a year: on paper.

Correspondence and papers (manuscript and printed) of James II, of Queen Mary Beatrice, of James Francis Stewart the Old Pretender, their secretaries and adherents, from 1678 (or 1701) to 1716, etc.

Date: 1678-1716
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 180
Summary Catalogue no.: 10625
Extent: ii + 625 leaves

The collections were made partly by the 2nd Earl of Middleton, partly by Sir David Nairne : and include (fol. 30) several short accounts of the life of James II, in French and English : and many Scotch papers in MSS. Carte 180 and 181. See MSS. Carte 208-211.


Correspondence and papers (manuscript and printed) of James II, of Queen Mary Beatrice, of James Francis Stewart the Old Pretender, their secretaries and adherents

Date: 1689-1701
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 181
Summary Catalogue no.: 10626
Extent: iii + 747 leaves

The collections were made partly by the 2nd Earl of Middleton, partly by Sir David Nairne : and include many Scotch papers in MSS. Carte 180 and 181: and in many Irish ones in MS. Carte 181. See MS. Carte 208-211.


A translation into English, with remarks, of Cicero's Epistolae ad Familiares, bks. ix-xv, not quite complete

Date: c.1760
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 182
Summary Catalogue no.: 10627
Extent: 176 leaves

At fol. 157 follows a similar translation of Cicero's Epistolae ad Atticum, bk. ix.


'Memoires historiques de l'Irlande,' bringing the history of Ireland up to the end of the 5th cent. A.D.

Date: c.1740-50
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 183
Summary Catalogue no.: 10628
Extent: 212 leaves

Beg. 'L'etat d'abaissement et de dispersion.' This volume seems to contain the first three books of a larger work, copied out fairly by a scribe and corrected by the author.


The original MS. of Thomas Carte's History of England, in the author's handwriting, Vol. I Bks 1-4, to 1066

Date: 1740-54
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 184
Summary Catalogue no.: 10629
Extent: 332 leaves

The original MS. of Thomas Carte's History of England, in the author's handwriting, Vol. 1 Bks 5-6, 1066-1216

Date: 1740-54
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 185
Summary Catalogue no.: 10630
Extent: '334'-'743' leaves

The original MS. of Thomas Carte's History of England, in the author's handwriting, Vol. 2 Bks 7-10, 1216-1377

Date: 1740-54
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 186
Summary Catalogue no.: 10631
Extent: ii + 490 leaves

The original MS. of Thomas Carte's History of England, in the author's handwriting, Vol. 3 Bks 15-17, 1509-1558

Date: 1740-54
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 187
Summary Catalogue no.: 10632
Extent: i + 330 leaves

The original MS. of Thomas Carte's History of England, in the author's handwriting, Vol. 3 Bks 18-20, 1558-1612

Date: 1740-54
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 188
Summary Catalogue no.: 10633
Extent: '332'-'762' leaves

At fol. 757 is 'A summary defence of the innocence of Mary Queen of Scotland...' an Appendix by Carte.


The original MS. of Thomas Carte's History of England, in the author's handwriting, Vol. 4 Bks 21-24, 1613-1654

Date: 1740-54
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 189
Summary Catalogue no.: 10634
Extent: i + 587 leaves

A few paragraphs beyond the end of the printed edition are here found.


Transcripts of parts of works by Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 190
Summary Catalogue no.: 10635
Extent: i + 520 leaves
  • (fol. 1). A transcript of part of Carte's Life of the Duke of Ormond, from '& in what degree, blame is to be placed' early in Bk. i to 'solicitude for the preservation' in the account of 1641.
  • (fol. 430). A transcript of part of Carte's History of England, bk. xxi to 'which would not have suffered' in the account of 1624.

Both these are printers' copy, corrected in Carte's hand.


'Memoires sur la Guerre, contenans des maximes et des reflexions apuyées d'exemples sur toutes les operations de l'art militaire, dans lesquelles l'on trouvera ce qui s'est passé de plus remarquable dans les guerres qui se sont faites en Europe depuis 1666 jusqu'en 1710. Par monsieur le marquise Feuquieres lieutenant general des armées du Roy'

Date: first half of the 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 191
Summary Catalogue no.: 10636
Extent: lxxx + 78 + 520 pages

Preceding these are notes of the omissions in the printed text (Paris, 1736). This MS. is corrected in the hand of the author.


'Memoires sur la Guerre, contenans des maximes et des reflexions apuyées d'exemples sur toutes les operations de l'art militaire, dans lesquelles l'on trouvera ce qui s'est passé de plus remarquable dans les guerres qui se sont faites en Europe depuis 1666 jusqu'en 1710. Par monsieur le marquise Feuquieres lieutenant general des armées du Roy'

Date: first half of the 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 192
Summary Catalogue no.: 10637
Extent: vi + 612 pages

This MS. is corrected in the hand of the author: the last leaf is imperfect.


Miscellaneous historical works

Date: about the middle of the 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 193
Summary Catalogue no.: 10638
Extent: iv + 104 + 432 leaves
  • (p. iii). 'An introduction to the history and antiquities of the antient County Palatine & Bishoprick of Durham & other places in the northern parts,' corrected by Thomas Carte. This is practically an account of the material available for the historian, with a suggested plan of the work : beg. 'The Preface. Cap. 1. The use and advantages of a County history.'
  • (p. 103, first series). Transcript of Jean Aymon's 'Actes des Synodes nationnaux des eglises reformées du royaume de France,' 1559-1659 (printed in 1710).

A collection of ciphers in different handwritings, used in the papers and correspondence of the 1st Duke of Ormond

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 194
Summary Catalogue no.: 10639
Extent: 78 leaves

Some of the leaves are pasted together concealing commercial bills, etc.


'Historical & chronological notes, extracts from books and MSS. [chiefly] by Thos. Carte, relative to Hist. of Engd. up to about 1650 or thereabouts,' a title written in about 1770

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 195
Summary Catalogue no.: 10640
Extent: 306 leaves

From fol. 206 to end the notes are chronological from 1322 to 1688.


Thomas Carte's reply to 'An enquiry into the share which K. Charles i had in the transactions of the Earl of Glamorgan' (by Thomas Birch), autograph

Date: 1749
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 196
Summary Catalogue no.: 10641
Extent: 57 leaves

Followed (fol. 15) by a fair transcript of the greater part of the reply.


Miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to English history in the 17th and 18th cent.

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 197
Summary Catalogue no.: 10642
Extent: 106 leaves

Among which are:

  • (fol. 1). 'A sort of a key to the Oxford Act, A. D. 1733,' made about 1738, apparently imperfect.
  • (fol. 17). Translation into English of Cicero's Epistolae ad Att. bk. i. 18-20.
  • (fol. 80). 'Reasons against publishing the King's Declaration for liberty of conscience by Ministers of the Church of England, etc.': beg. 'Because the matter of the declaracion': about 1620?
  • (fol. 84). Papers about the management of the Prize Court at Plymouth, 1689-90.
  • (fol. 96). 'Memorial concerning the slavish dependances of the people in Scotland, by reason of the holdings and tenures of their lands ...' by Will. Logan, about 1700 (?), imperfect.

Miscellaneous papers, chiefly bearing on English history in the time of James II, partly copied by Thomas Carte

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 198
Summary Catalogue no.: 10643
Extent: 94 leaves

Among which are:

  • (fol. 7). A letter from George Ballard to Carte, 3 June, 1751, with papers about the legitimacy of the Old Pretender.
  • (fol. 28). 'The substance of the conference between ... Charles the 2nd ... (James ii), and their late royal sister the dutchess of Orleans ...' 1670.
  • (fol. 37v). Biographical notes on James II by Thomas Carte.
  • (fol. 62). A letter from Dr. R. Rawlinson to Carte, 3 Jan. 1754, with papers relating to the visitation of Magdalen College, 1687-88.

Fair copies of such parts of the Duke of Ormond's papers and correspondence as are printed in Carte's Life of Ormond, vol. 3, and his Original papers concerning the affairs of England

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 199
Summary Catalogue no.: 10644
Extent: 132 leaves

Proceedings of the conference of the Houses of Lords and Commons regarding the Petition of Right, and miscellaneous papers

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 200
Summary Catalogue no.: 10645
Extent: 65 leaves
  • (fol. 1). Proceedings of the conference of the Houses of Lords and Commons regarding the Petition of Right, 1628.
  • (fol. 48). The remonstrance of the House of Commons to the King on Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage, 26 June 1628.
  • (fol. 52). 'The seuerall fortes and magazines in Ireland, ... 1 June, 1660,' with their contents.

Notes extracts, translations, etc., on the subject of the Art of War, chiefly in ancient times, with diagrams

Date: c.1740-50
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 201
Summary Catalogue no.: 10646
Extent: 91 leaves

A French grammar for English learners, comprising general remarks, pronunciation, orthography, the article and nouns

Date: c.1720
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 202
Summary Catalogue no.: 10647
Extent: 50 leaves

Beg. 'Every language hath its particular grammar.'


'Claims on the estate of the [2nd] Duke of Ormond from his creditors after his attainder in 1715'

Date: c.1715
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 203
Summary Catalogue no.: 10648
Extent: 49 leaves

Consisting of petitions or drafts of petitions relative to debts by simple contract only. The title as given above is in the handwriting of Dr. Richard Rawlinson, to whom the papers probably once belonged.


Miscellaneous historical papers from the Ormond Collections

Date: 16th-17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 204
Summary Catalogue no.: 10649
Extent: 142 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 1). Certified copy of a decree concerning Sir Leoline Jenkins's bequests to Jesus College, Oxford, and Cowbridge school, 1687: at fol. 110 is a copy of his will, 1685.
  • (fol. 23, etc.). Documents relating to Irish history in the time of Elizabeth, James I and Charles I.
  • (fol. 96). 'Copy of the Duke of Ormonds Act ... recd 2 March 1695/6.'

Papers concerning the estates of the family of the Lords Grey of Wilton, 1563-1608, chiefly with relation to the attainder of Thomas Lord Grey of Wilton, 18 Jan. 1604

Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 205
Summary Catalogue no.: 10650
Extent: 144 leaves

From the Wharton Collection: for the most part copies. A parchment deed at fol. 143 bears the signature and seal of Lady Sibilla Grey, 1608.


Some miscellaneous papers relating to English history in the 17th and 18th cent.

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 206
Summary Catalogue no.: 10651
Extent: 95 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 2). Draft of a proposed reversion of the attainder of the Earl of Strafford, June 1641.
  • (fol. 29). Letter on prayers for the Dead by the author of a Discourse recently published, to -- Lloyd, dated Angers, 23 Aug. 1727: beg 'Dear Sir, I had last night the favour of yours.'
  • (fol. 47). 'The lord treasurer Burleis Directions to his sonne Robert when he was a youth ...,' i.e. about 1580.
  • (fol. 65). Catalogue by Carte of the Percival papers, 1627-47.
  • (fol. 75). 'Dr. Souths sermon [on Gal. ii. 5] against Comprehension,' 4 Aug. 1710.

Collections, chiefly printed, on the subject of Copyright in the first half of the 18th cent., formed by Thomas Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 207
Summary Catalogue no.: 10652
Extent: ii + 80 leaves

Papers, manuscript and printed, relating to the exiled Stuarts, many relating to Irish history, and some to Scotch affairs

Date: 1689-1735
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 208
Summary Catalogue no.: 10653
Extent: ii + 484 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 2a) Sir john Lytcott's letters, Apr.-Aug. 1692, in English.
  • (fol. 27) Bishop Ellis's letters from Rome, 1694, in English and Italian.
  • (fol. 72) Copies of correspondence of the Earl of Middleton, 8 Apr.-26 July 1702, in French.
  • (fol. 372) 'Dr. Wood's Relation of the Princess's case [illness and death, 1712] Analyzed' (by Dr. MacGhie).

Papers, manuscript and printed, relating to the exiled Stuarts, many relating to Irish history, and some to Scotch affairs

Date: 1689-1706
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 209
Summary Catalogue no.: 10654
Extent: 593 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 2) A paper on the Magdalen college affair with James II, beg. 'The Fellowes oath for observing'.
  • (fol. 52) Letters from card. Howard, 1692-93.
  • (fol. 106) Bishop Ellis's letters from Rome, 1694, in English and Italian.
  • (fol. 200) Letters from Lord Melfort, 1694.
  • (fol. 294) Letters from the Earl of Perth, 1695.
  • (fol. 489) Letters from Sir Toby Bourk, 1705-06.

Papers, manuscript and printed, relating to the exiled Stuarts, many relating to Irish history, and some to Scotch affairs

Date: 1702-16
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 210
Summary Catalogue no.: 10655
Extent: 461 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 6) French letters from the Duchess of Tyrconnel, 1707
  • (fol. 78) Letters from Sir Toby Bourk, 1708.
  • (fol. 84) Correspondence of the Earl of Middleton, 1710-12.
  • (fol. 141) Letters from Charles Booth, 1710.
  • (fol. 344) Three autograph letters from the Old Pretender, 1710, not signed: cf. MS. Carte 211, fol. 329 (1715) and fol. 334 (1716).
  • (fol. 425) Account in Italian of card. Giulio Alberoni: beg. 'La sorte che voleva fabricare'.

Papers, manuscript and printed, relating to the exiled Stuarts, many relating to Irish history, and some to Scotch affairs

Date: 1712-19
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 211
Summary Catalogue no.: 10656
Extent: 377 leaves

Including:

  • (fol. 3) Correspondence Lord Middleton and Sir D. Nairne, 1712-13.
  • (fol. 98) 'Jack Rogers's Dream,' beg. 'Rogers having for some years,' a paper of anecdotes about the Earl of Oxford's pretended negotiations for the restoration of the Stuarts, in a kind of cipher (deciphered), in which Rogers is Mr.-Plunkett.

Copies and breviates of letters written chiefly by the Earl of Middleton and Sir David Nairne to two agents in England, Abram and Berry

Date: 1709-13
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 212
Summary Catalogue no.: 10657
Extent: 70 leaves

About intrigues for the restoration of the Stuarts: written with a kind of cipher by the help of substituted words (partly deciphered).


Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: Jan. 1650-Mar. 1660
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 213
Summary Catalogue no.: 10658
Extent: 704 leaves

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: Mar. 1660-Dec. 1663
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 214
Summary Catalogue no.: 10659
Extent: 596 leaves

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: Oct. 1652-Dec. 1668
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215
Summary Catalogue no.: 10660
Extent: 546 leaves

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: Mar. 1679-Mar. 1684
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216
Summary Catalogue no.: 10661
Extent: 499 leaves

Including some of the Earl of Arran's papers.


Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: 1662-Jan. 1690
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217
Summary Catalogue no.: 10662
Extent: 495 leaves

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, Aug. 1684-Jan. 1690, including some of James the 2nd Duke of Ormond's papers; and many letters from Lord Anglesea, 1662-68 (fol. 322, etc.)


Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: 1661-87
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218
Summary Catalogue no.: 10663
Extent: 540 leaves

Chiefly on the revenues of Ireland.


Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: May 1660-Dec. 1683
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219
Summary Catalogue no.: 10664
Extent: 567 leaves

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: June 1664-Apr. 1687
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220
Summary Catalogue no.: 10665
Extent: 491 leaves

Including some of the Earl of Ossory's papers, 1664-75 (fol. 218, etc.).


Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on Irish and English public affairs

Date: Apr. 1660-Nov. 1684
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221
Summary Catalogue no.: 10666
Extent: 490 leaves

Chiefly letters from Lord Arlington.


News-letters addressed to the Duke of Ormond on public affairs in England and Europe

Date: 1662-84
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222
Summary Catalogue no.: 10667
Extent: 433 leaves

Correspondence and official papers of Sir Sydney Montague and of Edw. Montague Earl of Sandwich

Date: 1643-70
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223
Summary Catalogue no.: 10668
Extent: iv + 339 leaves

Miscellaneous papers, chiefly extracts relating to English history in the 16th-18th cent.

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 224
Summary Catalogue no.: 10669
Extent: 393 leaves

Among them are:

  • (fols. 58v, 90, 144, 339). Copies of papers about Mary Queen of Scots.
  • (fol. 80). Copies of letters from Archbishop Wake to L.E. Du Pin, 1717-18, in Latin and French.
  • (fol. 122). Copies of letters of Archbishop Fénélon to the Archbishop of Glasgow, 1569-78, in French.
  • (fol. 219v). 'Journal du règne de St. Louis,' 1226-1230, in French, copied in 1726: beg. 'Le Roy de France Louis 8 ne fut pas plutost arrivé': with a 'Preface critique' (fol. 163) by Ant. Aubry, also copied.

Miscellaneous extracts and papers of Thomas Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 225
Summary Catalogue no.: 10670
Extent: 396 leaves

Among which are:

  • (fols. 1, 129). Papers relating to De Thou's History.
  • (fol. 64). 'A brief state of the differences between the Church of England & the Church of Rome,' by T. Carte.
  • (fol. 211). Papers designed to vindicate Charles I in the matter of the Irish Rebellion of 1642, etc.

Correspondence of Thomas Carte, chiefly on literary subjects

Date: 1728-37
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 226
Summary Catalogue no.: 10671
Extent: vii + 420 leaves

The correspondents are chiefly French, as (fol. 1) J. de Targny, 1728-35, (fol. 300) De Vere (1728-34).


Correspondence of Thomas Carte, chiefly on literary subjects,

Date: 1728-37
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 227
Summary Catalogue no.: 10672
Extent: ix + 303 leaves

The correspondents are chiefly English, as:

  • (fol. 8) Dr. Geo. Clarke, 1731-35
  • (fols. 32, 38, 99, 287) Thomas Sheridan, 1732-33
  • (fol. 174) Thomas Hearne, 1728-35
  • (fol. 195) John Anstis, 1728-34

Miscellaneous papers relating to English history

Date: 1625-1701
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228
Summary Catalogue no.: 10673
Extent: ii + 409 leaves

From the Wharton and Huntingdon collections. Among them are (fol. 79, etc.) News letters 1656-1701, an incomplete series: (fol. 237) Taft's Narrative of the Lancashire plot in 1695.


Nine treatise on Irish subjects by -- Plunket, whose name does not occur

Date: 1700-15
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 229
Summary Catalogue no.: 10674
Extent: i + 526 leaves
  • (fol. 1). 'The improvement of Ireland.'
  • (fol. 32). 'The title of Protestants to lands in Ireland.'
  • (fol. 55). 'A letter. The Act of repeal is most just.'
  • (fol. 70). 'The state of the nation in 1712.'
  • (fol. 76). 'The horrid Iniustices don by Protestants ... unto the Catholicks of Ireland ...'
  • (fol. 103). 'The state of Ireland in brief ...,' 1589-1703.
  • (fol. 114). 'A speech before Justice ... against ... the present Parliament ... of Ireland in ... 1704 ...'
  • (fol. 136). 'For the Reinthroned King, a method of governing England, Ireland and Scotland.'
  • (fol. 138). 'A Light to the Blind, whereby they may see the dethronement of James the second ... with a brief narrative of his warr in Ireland, and of the warr between the Emperor and the King of France for the crown of Spain. Anno 1711,' a long treatise.

Miscellaneous extracts made by T. Carte on affairs of English history, with some of his correspondence

Date: 1746-47
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 230
Summary Catalogue no.: 10675
Extent: xiii + 533 leaves

Extracts and minutes by T. Carte

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 231
Summary Catalogue no.: 10676
Extent: ii + 168 leaves
  • (fols. 2, 57). Miscellaneous extracts and papers, made by T. Carte on affairs of English history.
  • (fol. 20v). Minutes of conversations held by Carte with his friends, chiefly in France, on public persons and affairs : see MSS. Carte 237, 266.

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond, chiefly on public affairs in Ireland

Date: chiefly 1663-84
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232
Summary Catalogue no.: 10677
Extent: 429 leaves

With some papers earlier and later, including some correspondence, etc., of T. Carte.


Correspondence and papers of the Wharton family 1693-1700, with some earlier and later

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 233
Summary Catalogue no.: 10678
Extent: ii + 422 leaves

There are many news letters, and a few of Carte's own papers, including some statistical accounts of France 1741-43.


Miscellaneous papers, notes and extracts, collected and partly written by T. Carte, bearing on public affairs in England from the beginning of the 14th cent. onwards

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 234
Summary Catalogue no.: 10679
Extent: 140 leaves

Partly from the Huntingdon Collections, but many papers have been taken out.


Miscellaneous papers, notes and extracts, collected and partly written by T. Carte, bearing on public affairs in England from the beginning of the 14th cent. onwards

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 235
Summary Catalogue no.: 10680
Extent: ii + 255 leaves

Chiefly on ecclesiastical and controversial matters.


Copy of an 'Abregé du projet de paix perpetuelle, inventé par le roi Henri le Grand ... aproprie a l'etat present des afaires generales de l'Europe ... par M. l'abbé de St. Pierre de l'Academie francoize,' composed in 1728

Date: c.1730
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 236
Summary Catalogue no.: 10681
Extent: iv + 162 pp

The name of the author of the Projet is added in another hand.


Notes of conversations held by Carte with several persons on public affairs, chiefly in England

Date: 1715-49
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 237
Summary Catalogue no.: 10682
Extent: 59 leaves

With some copies of earlier papers: see MS. Carte 231.


Copies of correspondence of the Earl of Middleton 1700 and 1703-1712, largely in his own hand: relating to the exiled Stuarts

Date: early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 238
Summary Catalogue no.: 10683
Extent: 238 leaves

Miscellaneous papers from the Wharton and Carte collections

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 239
Summary Catalogue no.: 10684
Extent: 601 leaves

Among which are:

  • (fol. 1). News-letters, May 1695--June 1696.
  • (fol. 108). 'Histoire de la Pairie de France, par M. l'abbé le Laboureur,' in 19 chapters, a copy.
  • (fol. 341). A large part of the printer's 'copy' of Brown Willis's Mitred Parliamentary Abbies (London 1718-19), partly in the hand of the author, with proof sheets, etc.
  • (fol. 462). Letters from Montague Wood to the Rev. Samuel (?) Carte, 1720-31.
  • (fols. 153, 263). Lists of MSS. bearing on English history in French libraries.

Notes and extracts by Thomas Carte relating to the History of England, 1663-1742, with some of Carte's correspondence

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240
Summary Catalogue no.: 10685
Extent: 392 leaves

Copy of a MS. of the Roman de Rou et des ducs de Normandie by Robert Wace, among the Duchesne MSS. in the Colbert Library (now in the National Library at Paris), itself a copy of a MS. of M. Du Moustier

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 241
Summary Catalogue no.: 10686
Extent: iv + 656 pages

The present transcript is collated with MS. 7567 of the National Library. At the end (p. 605) are some further extracts from MSS. of the poem, one being from a MS. 4. C. 9 in the English Royal Library, now in the British Museum.


Notes, extracts and collections made by Samuel and Thomas Carte, chiefly relating to the history of England, from the 13th cent.: with a few letters

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 242
Summary Catalogue no.: 10687
Extent: iv + 377 leaves

Correspondence and papers of the 1st Duke of Ormond

Date: Jan. 1667-Jan. 1681
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243
Summary Catalogue no.: 10688
Extent: 535 leaves

Notes, extracts and collections by Thomas Carte, as MS. Carte 240: among which are (fol. 88, etc.) letters from Montague Wood to S. (?) Carte, 1709-18

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 244
Summary Catalogue no.: 10689
Extent: ii + 284 leaves

A copy of Bacon's Maximes of the Lawe, first printed in 1630: but the dedication is dated Jan. 1597

Date: early 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 245
Summary Catalogue no.: 10690
Extent: 82 leaves

This copy stops at the end of the 23rd maxim.


'Arcani suelati di tutti li Principi di Italia, con la Relatione dell' loro stato e gouerno politico dell' anno 1665'; 'Sr James Pennyman' is written on the front cover

Date: 2nd half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 246
Summary Catalogue no.: 10691
Extent: i + 46 leaves

Beg. 'Conuenendo di misurare il discorso.'


Copy of a 'Relatione della corte di Germania, del caualier Battanani ambasciadore per la ... republica Veneta appresso la maesta di Leopoldo primo,' written about 1660 (?)

Date: c.1660
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 247
Summary Catalogue no.: 10692
Extent: i + 56 leaves

A copy of Peter Heylyn's Help to English History, made '1 Febr. 1646,' perhaps by 'Edw: Shepley.'

Date: 1647
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 248
Summary Catalogue no.: 10693
Extent: ii + 73 leaves

A treatise on the process of a cause in the Ecclesiastical Courts, by the Rev. Samuel Carte, in the author's hand

Date: c.1700
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 249
Summary Catalogue no.: 10694
Extent: ii + 60 pages

Commonplace book of extracts by the Rev. Samuel Carte, with index

Date: c.1700
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 250
Summary Catalogue no.: 10695
Extent: xxxii + 400 pages

'Chronological relation of extraordinary events in all parts of the world from the earliest times to the beginning of 1700, without order, etc.': (a title written in about 1770): by the Rev. Samuel Carte

Date: c.1700
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 251
Summary Catalogue no.: 10696
Extent: 427 leaves

An index to (1) Saints' Days, (2) Early British Topography, with (fol. 191) a few notes on English history: by T. Carte

Date: c.1740
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 252
Summary Catalogue no.: 10697
Extent: i + 238 leaves

Theological Discourses, by Thomas Carte

Date: c.1720
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 253
Summary Catalogue no.: 10698
Extent: 147 leaves

Notes and extracts bearing on early Church History, by Thomas Carte

Date: c.1720
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 254
Summary Catalogue no.: 10699
Extent: pp. '11'-'237'

Notebook written by Sir William Dugdale, containing some extracts from records

Date: c.1655
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 255
Summary Catalogue no.: 10700
Extent: ii + 188 leaves

And also

  • (fol. 8). Lists of the great Officers of State in England (Chancellors, Stewards, Constables, Marshalls, Treasurers, and Chamberlains), often with short biographies and arms in trick.
  • (fol. 117). 'This ensuinge discourse of Mortuaryes was written at my request by ... Mr. Thomas Barlow of Queenes Coll: Oxon., and sent to me 3° Dec. a° 1651.'
  • 3 (fol. 156). 'De insignibus,' on heraldic arms, with other notes.

Copies of correspondence of the 2nd Earl of Middleton, secretary of state to James II during his exile

Date: 19 Apr. 1693-28 Mar. 1695
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 256
Summary Catalogue no.: 10701
Extent: iv + 104 leaves

From the Nairne collection. Several ciphers are among the papers (fols. 3, 10v, 21, 25).


Copies of correspondence, reports, papers, etc., of Card. Filippo Antonio Gualterio, agent of the Old Pretender at Rome

Date: 1716-17
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 257
Summary Catalogue no.: 10702
Extent: 342 leaves

From the Nairne collection. The indexes to these volumes (MS. Carte 257 and 258) have been lost, but in Oct. 1770 were in the possession of the Rev. Tho. Monkhouse of Queen's College Oxford.


Copies of correspondence, reports, papers, etc., of Card. Filippo Antonio Gualterio, agent of the Old Pretender at Rome

Date: 1718-19
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 258
Summary Catalogue no.: 10703
Extent: 395 leaves

From the Nairne collection. The indexes to these volumes (MS. Carte 257 and 258) have been lost, but in Oct. 1770 were in the possession of the Rev. Tho. Monkhouse of Queen's College Oxford.


Transcript of 'Guerre di Ludovico xiv. Re di Francia descritte da C. de Caignou,' in 4 books, extending to 1674

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 259
Summary Catalogue no.: 10704
Extent: ii + 223 leaves

Miscellaneous papers relating to T. Carte's works

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 260
Summary Catalogue no.: 10705
Extent: 45 leaves
  • (fol. 3). A comparison of the text of the Full Answer by Tho. Carte (1742) to strictures on his Life of Ormonde contained in (Corbyn Morris's) Letter to a Bystander, with Carte's Life of Ormonde and other works, evidently (see fol. 2) by and in the hand of Dr. Thomas Birch and written in a spirit of hostility to Carte.
  • (fol. 25). Letters from the Rev. J. Boswell, vicar of Taunton, to Carte, 5 Apr. 1749-19 Sept. 1753, chiefly about subscribing to Carte's History.

Extracts and notes by Thomas Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 261
Summary Catalogue no.: 10706
Extent: i + 78 leaves

Chiefly relative to English history in the 17th cent.: among which is (fol. 55) a catalogue of Sir Thomas Mostyn's MSS. at Glodaith, not in Carte's hand.


Miscellaneous notes and papers

Date: chiefly 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 262
Summary Catalogue no.: 10707
Extent: 101 leaves

The chief being:

  • (fol. 13). '... Remarques ... sur les moeurs, habillemens, religions, etc. de quelques peuples qui sont sous la domination de Muscovie,' beg. 'Environ a cent lieues de Moskou,' written about A.D. 1724.
  • (fols. 18-98). 'De la France,' a long account of its constitution etc. : beg. 'La France est absolument un etat monarchique.'
  • (fol. 100). 'Memoire touchant les pretensions de quelques merchands Danois, donné par messieurs les Comissaires au Conte d'Essex ... 1670.'

Notes and extracts by Thomas Carte bearing on the history of England, chiefly in the 17th cent

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 263
Summary Catalogue no.: 10708
Extent: 309 leaves

At fol. 110 is a catalogue of many of Archbishop Sancroft's MSS.: and at fol. 247 is a copy by Carte of a 'Declaration of Hannah Lovel of Bristol about Christopher Lovel's being cured of the King's Evil--A.D. 1716,' made in 1746.


Miscellaneous papers of T. and J. Carte

Date: first half of the 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 264
Summary Catalogue no.: 10709
Extent: 57 leaves
  • (fol. 3). A list of M. Roethier's Medals, by Thomas Carte.
  • (fol. 18). Papers of Mr. John Carte watchmaker of London and (1708) Hamburg, the greater part of which is a treatise on watch and clock-making, not complete, in about 40 chapters, apparently almost all autograph.

There are a few other miscellaneous papers.


Fragments of devotional pieces (prayers, meditations, etc.), part of a once larger volume: perhaps by Sir Leoline Jenkins

Date: 2nd half of the 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 265
Summary Catalogue no.: 10710
Extent: 25 leaves

Extracts and notes of conversations held by Thomas Carte with several persons on public and private affairs

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 266
Summary Catalogue no.: 10711
Extent: iii + 61 leaves

Chiefly relating to the 1st Duke of Ormond : with a few miscellaneous papers : see MS. Carte 231.


Lists of Welsh words, with their meanings, by Thomas Carte

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 267
Summary Catalogue no.: 10712
Extent: xix + 83 leaves

Notes on the public revenue and expenditure of England, 1685-89. From the Carew collection.

Date: c.1690
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 268
Summary Catalogue no.: 10713
Extent: 125 leaves

Notes and extracts by Dr. Edward Lhuyd, keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Date: c.1700
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 269
Summary Catalogue no.: 10714
Extent: 191 leaves

Among which are:

  • (fol. 2). Extracts from 'A collection of Highland rites & customes,' by -- Kirkwood, a MS. then in the possession of Sir Robert Sibbald.
  • (fol. 40). 'The Dutchesse of Cornwall's progresse to see the Land's End & to visit the Mount': beg. 'It was order'd that all jornalls.'
  • (fol. 46). 'Out of one of the several MSS. writ by Sir Robert Sibbald, The History of the Picts ...'
  • (fol. 64). French-Breton dialogues, beg. '... Comment vous porte vous ? penaos a chanoch hu.'
  • (fol. 99v). 'Kyviethad lhyvr Kernawæg o waith Mr. John Keygwyn.' This is John Keigwyn's English translation of the Cornish poem on the Passion of Christ (or 'Mount Calvary') which begins 'Tays ha mab ha Sperissans,' now in Brit. Mus. MS. Harl. 1782. A specimen of the original is on fol. 31v, and other short Cornish pieces are at fols. 39a (Lord's Prayer, Apostles' Creed, Ten Commandments), 41, 99r.
  • (fol. 129v). 'A coppy of Sir Robert Sibbald's paper, directions for his honoured friend Mr. Lhwyd how to trace ... the Roman wall betwixt Forth & Clide.'

'Remembrances for order and decency to be kept in the Upper House of Parliament by the Lords, when his Majesty is not there ...', in 114 paragraphs

Date: c.1712
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 270
Summary Catalogue no.: 10715
Extent: x + 110 pages
Binding: binding, stamped red morocco with the royal arms.

Journal of the voyage of Sir Dodmore Cotton and Sir Robert Sherley to Persia as ambassadors from Charles I, 10 June 1628--3 Dec. 1629, not quite complete

Date: c.1630
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 271
Summary Catalogue no.: 10716
Extent: '5'--'51' leaves

This seems to be by Robert Stodart, who wrote his name in the volume on 4 Apr. 1627.


'A manuscript, or collections of godly Prayers to be used before and after receiving the Holy Sacrament. By a Person of Honour. ... written by Benjamin Carpenter. 1681'

Date: 1681
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 272
Summary Catalogue no.: 10717
Extent: iv + 128 pages

The first prayer beg. 'O Lord, I am not fitt nor worthy.'


Commissions and proclamations of Kings Charles I (nine) and II (four), issued to or on behalf of the 1st Duke of Ormond between 16 Sept. 1642 and 17/27 Feb. 1649 : the seals are wanting

Date: 1642-49
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 273
Summary Catalogue no.: 10718
Extent: 13 documents mounted

Miscellaneous papers from the Sandwich collection

Date: 17th-18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 274
Summary Catalogue no.: 10719
Extent: 42 leaves or documents with blank paper
  • (fols. 1, 24). Two Commissions, two sets of Instructions (one imperfect) and a pardon to Edward Montagu 1st Earl of Sandwich, between 1658 and 1666, one with the Great Seal, broken, of Charles II.
  • (fol. 23). Commission to Edward Lord Hinchinbrook, 13 May, 1712.
  • (fol. 25a). Commission to Edward son of Sydney Montagu, 14 Apr. 1661.
  • (fol. 21, 26). Copies of a few deeds (inquisitions, etc.) relating to the Montagu family.

Payments on the Irish Military list

Date: 1662-63
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 275 (R)
Summary Catalogue no.: 10720
Extent: 3 pieces

'1698. A list of papers and writeings left by ... the Duke of Ormond in the custody of Sir Robert Southwell, now ranged into order of time from 1577 to 1660, and separated into 195 bundles'

Date: 1698
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 276
Summary Catalogue no.: 10721
Extent: x + 284 pages

A calendar of the chief contents, apparently by capt. -- Brydall. Most of these papers are now in the first 29 volumes of the Carte papers (MSS. Carte 1-29).


Catalogues of the Carte papers in their original state: vol. 1

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 277
Summary Catalogue no.: 10722
Extent: xliv + 296 pages

Vols. 1-2 (MS. Carte 277 and 278) are Carte's own most elaborate 'index' in his own handwriting, and comprise some volumes not now in the collection, while it omits some which are now there.

At p. i are lists of Irish Docquets and Fiants, etc. 22 Jan. 1667--23 Jan. 1673 and (p. xxx) of grants by Charles II, 21 Apr. 1662-65. At p. 293 are some corrections in Dr. Routh's writing.


Catalogues of the Carte papers in their original state: vol. 2

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 278
Summary Catalogue no.: 10723
Extent: xlvi + 562 pages

Vols. 1-2 (MS. Carte 277 and 278) are Carte's own most elaborate 'index' in his own handwriting, and comprise some volumes not now in the collection, while it omits some which are now there.

At p. v. is a list of papers lent by Jernegan to Thomas Cadell, 13 Feb. 1773, and returned 14 Apr. 1775 (see p. 546, which bears Cadell's signature and writing). From p. 416 the catalogue is in a hand of 1770.


Catalogues of the Carte papers in their original state: vol 3

Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Carte 279
Summary Catalogue no.: 10724
Extent: i + 157 leaves

A copy of the latter part of vol. 2 (MS. Carte 278).


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