A volume of state tracts and papers, in various hands, one secretary hand predominating, with a table of contents and other additions by members of the Hervey family. c.1630[-1690].
Probably once owned by John Hervey (1665-1751), first Baron Ickworth and first Earl of Bristol, of Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds.
• RaW 592.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace
A treatise, with a dedicatory epistle to James I beginning ‘Those that are suppressed and hopeless are commonly silent ...’, the dialogue beginning ‘Now, sir, what think you of Mr. St. John's trial in the Star-chamber?...’. First published as The Prerogative of Parliaments in England (‘Midelburge’ and ‘Hamburg’ [i.e. London], 1628). Works (1829), VIII, 151-221.
• HoJ 82: John Hoskyns, The Censure of a Parliament Fart (‘Downe came graue auncient Sr John Crooke’)
Copy, headed ‘Dr. Hoskins his Ballat’ and docketed ‘Verses on Ludloes part in ye Parliament House by Dr. Hoskins’.
Attributed to Hoskyns by John Aubrey. Cited, but unprinted, as No. III of ‘Doubtful Verses’ in Osborn, p. 300. Early Stuart Libels website.
• RaW 658.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse touching a Match between the Lady Elizabeth and the Prince of Piedmont
Copy, headed ‘The match propounded by the Savoian...’.
A tract beginning ‘To obey commandment of my lord the prince, I have sent you my opinion of the match lately desired by the duke of Savoy...’. First published in The Interest of England with regard to Foreign Alliances, explained in two discourses: 1) Concerning a match propounded by the Savoyan, between the Lady Elizabeth and the Prince of Piedmont (London, 1750). Works (1829), VIII, 223-36. Ralegh's authorship is not certain.
• RaW 645.8: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse touching a Marriage between Prince Henry and a Daughter of Savoy
Copy, dated 1611.
A tract beginning ‘There is nobody that persuades our prince to match with Savoy, for any love to the person of the duke...’. First published in The Interest of England with regard to Foreign Alliances, explained in two discourses:...2) Touching a Marriage between Prince Henry of England and a Daughter of Savoy (London, 1750). Works (1829), VIII, 237-52. Ralegh's authorship is not certain.
• GgA 136: Sir Arthur Gorges, The Islands Voyage
First published, as ‘A larger Relation of the...Iland Voyage’ (but without any dedicatory epistle), in Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas his Pilgrimes (London, 1625). Glasgow edition of Purchas, XX (1907), 34-129. According to Purchas the work was written in 1607 and dedicated to Prince Henry.
Copy, in a professional hand (the same as in HaG 22), on 179 folio pages. Late 17th century.
HaG 17: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, The Character of a Trimmer
Once owned by John Hervey (1665-1751), first Baron Ickworth and first Earl of Bristol, of Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds.
This MS discussed in Robert Gathorne-Hardy, ‘Halifax's The Character of a Triimmer: Some Observations in the Light of a Manuscript from Ickworth’, The Library, 5th Ser. 14 (1959), 117-23. Collated in Brown, I, 345-96
First published, ascribed to ‘the Honourable Sir W[illiam] C[oventry]’, in London, 1688. Foxcroft, II, 273-342. Brown, I, 178-243.