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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 55
Bound volume of diplomatic papers addressed to William Blathwayt; 1693
106 ff (approx.)
Volume bears the title 'Dutch State Paper of Wm Prince of Orange' on the spine.
Contains Dutch, German, Latin and 3 English translations of foreign documents; similar to Pw V 62.
Part of a set of six volumes (Pw V 54-59) of different sizes but which belong together; apparently the early ownership of Sir Robert Southwell.
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.
Folio volume, consisting of a collection of individual documents loosly sewn.
Hard pasteboard covers, with brown paper pasted on them; no pastedowns or flyleaves; individual documents roughly kept together in a loosely bound form, but not bound as such; individual items kept together in each volume with string sewings through the centre folds of individual sheets or gatherings.
Related material is available in the papers of the 1st Earl of Portland (Pw A)
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Dates of existence
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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