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Correspondence of King James I, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ff.04.25

Scope and Contents

Copies of letters from King James I, addressed to various persons, 1603-1614 and undated. Incomplete: the first three letters and part of the fourth are missing. All but one are written in Latin, with a summary in English prefixed to each Latin letter. Most of the letters are to the king of Denmark. The other recipients are: the duke of Saxony; the archbishop of Cologne; Sophia queen dowager of Denmark; the ‘duke of Meckleburgh’ [Mecklemburg?]; the chancellor of Denmark; the king of Poland; ‘the great counsell’ and the ‘senate’ of Poland; the chancellor of Poland; ‘the cittie of Strade’; ‘Sultan Mahomet’; the king of Morocco’; and ‘Grand sigre’. Some of the letters were sent in behalf of: John Pollye; two gentlemen of Poland; William Stuart; William Belon; William Angell; William Shawe; Captain Barker; Bernard Lindsay; James Durham; Dr Brusse; ‘Pontoise’; English merchants in Poland; the Marquess of Brandenburgh; and Albert Milanowek (Albertus Milanoweki). The copies also include one of a letter from Lord Cecil to the king of Denmark and one from the king of Denmark to James I.


  • Creation: Early seventeenth century


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1 volume(s) (7 written leaves + blanks.)

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Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.

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