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Collection of miscellaneous Elizabethan orders for musters and other military papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.54

Scope and Contents

Includes: statistics of musters, 1588-97; London, orders for discipline, 1589; instructions to Sir Thomas Bodley as envoy to king of Denmark, 1588; instructions to Armagel Waad as envoy to duke of Holstein, 1559 (cf. Calendar of State Papers Foreign 1558-9, p. 217); instructions for musters and for lords lieutenant, with a special article for Norfolk and Lincoln, undated; instructions to Francis Russell, 2nd earl of Bedford, on appointment as lord lieutenant of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Exeter, 1559, and as warden of the east marches and governor of Berwick, 1564; statement of price of arms and armour; orders to be observed at Berwick-on-Tweed, 1564; list of ships and their captains commissioned for service, 1635; Charles I's declaration concerning the sailing of the fleet, Greenwich, 14 June 1635.


  • Creation: 1558-1635

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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


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

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Library by J.P. Baumgartner, 1861.

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Repository Details

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