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Commonplace Book concerning royal visits of James I and Charles I to Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2677

Scope and Contents

Fragment of a commonplace book, written in Cambridge, paginated 65-75. First hand (c. 1615): Latin verses; questions debated during the king's visit, 15 May 1615; poem 'In adventum Regis Martii 7mo [1615]'; list of plays performed before the king at Cambridge, 1615; R. Corbet (attrib.), 'Liber Novus de Adventu Regis ad Cantabrigiam' (trans.); Cambridge madrigal in answer to the last. Second hand (1642): John Cleveland, 'Address to King Charles I on his visit to Cambridge, March 1642; Francis Cole, 'Prologue and Epilogue to a Comedy presented at the Entertainment of the Prince [future Charles II]', re Abraham Cowley's 'The Guardian'. Several items published in H. C. Cooper, Annals of Cambridge, vol. 3.


  • Creation: 1615-1642


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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Correspondence attached to flyleaf re purchase of MS. by Francis Jenkinson, Librarian, 9 Feb. 1899. Presented by him to the Library, 1912.

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