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Historical and Literary Tracts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7958

Scope and Contents

MS copies of Thomas Legge's Latin verse tragedy Solymitana Clades (The Destruction of Jerusalem) of circa 1580; George Ruggles's Cambridge play Ignoramus (1615); William Roper, The Life and Death of Sir Thomas More, written in 1535; George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, completed 1557; Sir Philip Sidney's letter to his brother Robert on foreign travel, written circa 1578-1579; and other tracts, the latest being an exchange of letters between James I and the University of Cambridge, dated 1616. The MS was compiled originally at Cambridge in the early seventeeth century, and has the ownership inscription 'Josephus Diggins me possidet' on a back endleaf.


  • Creation: 1625 (circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased 1974.

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