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Star Chamber: Collection of treatises and related material

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3105

Scope and Contents

Including: (fo. 1) Isaac Cotton, 'The groundes, rules and proceedings of the honble courte of starr-chamber ...', with dedication to Sir Humfrey May and to Thomas May; (fo. 60) [Cotton?], 'Matters touching the causes and proceedings in the high court of starchamber with the fees used there at this day'; (fo. 84) Orders re star chamber, 12 May 38 Eliz. I, ; (fo. 85v) 'Orders for reformation of dilatory proceedings in causes preferred and presented in ... starr chamber', [Dec. 1597]; (fo. 89) William Mill, 'A discourse concerning the antiquity of the high court of star chamber ... 1590'; (fo 133) reports of cases in star chamber, 7 Eliz. I and 5-21 James I. On front of original cover: 'A.g. No. 15 Duchy Court and Star Chamber' (c. 1700).

Dates

  • 1635 (Circa)

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1856. Phillipps MS 16811. Purchased at Sotheby's Phillipps sale, 22 June 1893 lot 843, for 10s (Quaritch).

Related Materials

Other copies of 'The groundes, rules and proceedings of the honble courte of starr-chamber ...' at CUL Dd.11.58 and Ll.4.10. Another copy of reports of cases in star chamber, 7 Eliz. I and 5-21 James I at CUL Ll.3.2 fos 1-66

Bibliography

See Catalogue of English Legal Manuscripts, pp. 564-6. 'Orders re star chamber, 12 May 38 Eliz. I', printed in T. Hearne (ed.) Collection of curious discourses 2 (1771) 307-9. See also C. L. Schofield, A study of the court of star chamber, Chicago, 1900, p. 66 and J. S. Burn, The star chamber, London, 1870, 169-75.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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