BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Sir Francis Walsingham (d. 1590), Charges disbursed in Queen
Elizabeth's service between June 16 and October 5, 1579. England; 1578.
ff. i-vi Various clippings relating to the manuscript, Walsingham
and the massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day.
f. 1r Description of charges
ff. 2-3r Allowance of Dyat
ff. 4-5r Posting Horses
ff. 6-7r Transportacion
ff. 8-9r Intelligence or Spialles
ff. 10-11r Sending of Letters
ff. 12-13r Land Cariage
Paper; vi + 14 + ix ff.; 312 x 203 mm.; 1 column.
The manuscript is bound too tightly to collate.
Cursive script. The headings of certain sections are written with
a larger and more ornate script. Bound in red boards, quarter dark
Catalogue of John Waller, bookseller, of May 1867. Bought from
Quaritch. Bequest of James M. Osborn, 1976.
Comments: At the end of each of the charges is the signature of
Walsingham, a member of Queen Elizabeth's privy Council and secretary
of state. The folios were once folded into eighths with a description
of the contents written on the outside, now on f. 14v. The charges are
from the period in which Walsingham went to the Low Countries on a
mission for the Queen.
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