Document ReferencePw V 96
TitleBound MS volume of transactions between England and France relating to Hudson's Bay; 1687-1688
Extent?? ff
Content DescriptionText consists of copies of petitions to the King, and agreements regarding rights to Hudson's Bay, North America (now Hudson Bay, Canada), discovered by Henry Hudson in 1610. They detail the history of the discovery and use of the Bay, by French and English adventurers and traders, in an attempt to establish claim to the territory.

Between 1682 and 1713 the French made repeated attempts to secure the Bay, and were often in complete control. The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 finally assigned all French posts to England.

Much of the text is in French, often being translations of English documents.
Title Of WorkTransactions Betweene England and France Relateing to Hudson's Bay
ReprodnNoteVolumes 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.
Physical DescriptionFolio volume
Contemporary pagination 1 to 81 does not include 2 front and 2 back flyleaves, title page and one ruled leaf in the back of the volume.
Physical match: Pw V 776-780 (dimensions) & Pw V 49 (dimensions) & Pw V 286 (dimensions)
ConditionGenerally good, but notice detached front and back pastedowns and white powder within layers of thick paper inside upper cover.
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Amsterdam, free standing lions, approx. 95 x 105 mm.

Countermark: Letters RW, 13 x 45 mm

Professional copy in cursive script

Ruled paper

Vellum on layers of grey, thick, wrapping paper with front and back pastedowns of marble paper; Arms of Duke of Portland gold stamped in centre of an oblong panel enmarked with single, gold stamped fillet lines in upper and lower covers; a floral motive gold stamped in four outer corners of centre panel; a second single fillet line is gold stamped around four borders of upper and lower covers; spine is left plain.
WatermarkArms of Amsterdam
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