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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 51
Bound volume containing 53 letters from William Blathwayt to Sir Robert Southwell; 1676-1680
Microfilm surrogate available - readers may be required to use the microfilm in the first instance.
Individual letters are described under references Pw V 51/1-53.
Volume bears the title 'Blathwayt's Letters to Sir Robert Southwell' and '1676-1680' gold stamped on the spine.
Volumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
For details of the watermark evidence of the items which appear in this volume see individual entries.
One of a set of eight folio volumes which share binding characteristics. Bound in tan leather; upper and lower covers plain but with four thin fillet lines close to the edges, the outer two gold stamped and the inner blind stamped. A delicate blind tooling is applied to the outer edges of the fold back leather around the pastedowns. Spine is divided into six equal panels from head to tail, gold stamped with double fillet lines dividing the panels. Title is gold stamped on second and third block of the spine. Marble paper is used for paste downs and end papers, and modern wove paper for flyleaves and for interleaving the manuscripts which are tipped in with paste. See Pw V 52, 53, 60-62, 67, 68 for other volumes in the set. See also for close similarities Pw V 63-66, Pw V 73.
Identified in a set with Pw V 51, both in binding style, provenance (Phillipps MS) and general subject content.
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Dates of existence
Southwell; Robert (1635-1702); Sir; diplomat
Blathwayt; William (c.1649-1717); sec. to Sir William Temple at the Hague 1668; sec. at war 1683-1704; M.P. Bath 1693-1710
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