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Collection Level Description: Transcriptions of Documents by and about Mary of Modena, made from French Government Archives, for Agnes Strickland

Reference: MSS. French b. 11-13
Title: Transcriptions of Documents by and about Mary of Modena, made from French Government Archives, for Agnes Strickland
Dates of Creation: 1844
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Agnes Strickland

Language of Material: French



Administrative/Biographical History

Agnes Strickland (1796-1874) was a historian. Mary of Modena (1658-1718) was queen of James II of England. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Scope and Content

Transcriptions of documents by and about Mary of Modena, made from French government archives for Agnes Strickland, 1844, with annotations by her, and indications of the passages used in her Lives of the queens of England (London: 1840-8).

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Possibly owned by Falconer Madan (notes by him, e.g. MS. French b. 11, fol. iv); bought by Miss Margaret Toynbee (through Quaritch), Sotheby's, 5 Jun. 1950, lot 104.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1981.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

Similar transcripts are MSS. Add. c. 106-7 (SC 28932-3).

Publication Note

Agnes Strickland, Lives of the queens of England (London: 1840-8).

Access Points

Queens | England

Mary | 1658-1718 | of Modena, Queen of James II of England

Strickland | Agnes | 1796-1874 | historian


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