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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Miscellaneous European Documents Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/0g354f28p
Dates:
1500-1900
Size:
5 boxes and 2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-5
Language:
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Abstract

Consists of miscellaneous documents and manuscripts from European and North African countries about politlcal, religious, or colonial matters between the 16th and 19th century. The countries include England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Ireland, and Poland.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This is an open collection of documents and manuscripts (some official) from several European countries, including England, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Ireland, and Switzerland. Most of the documents shed light on daily life or on official, political, religious, or colonial matters in Europe between the 16th and the 19th centuries. They include marriage certificates, deeds, bills of sale, indictments, accounts, patents, passports, power of attorney, appointments, indentures, orders, reports, law cases, purchase agreements, petitions, warrants, extracts of meetings, last will and testaments, papal decrees, and a mansucript of the Comédie Française for King Louis XV. Some of the names associated with the material include Marie Antoinette, Henry II, King of France, Baron Thomas Fairfax, Charles IX, King of France, Louis XIV and Louis XVI, Kings of France, Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots, Mary II, Queen of England, John, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Queen Victoria of England, Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, Sir Henry Carew, Sir George Villiers Buckingham, George III, King of England, Maximillian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Cardinal Rohan, and many more monarchs, sovereigns, dignitaries, and officials, as well as common individuals.

Also included are documents about Morocco in Portuguese.

Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order by country of origin, and then by date.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection was formed from multiple accessions. Accession numbers are listed at the file level.

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Dina Britain in 2009. Finding aid written by Elizabeth Mulvey in December 2009.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Miscellaneous European Documents Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/0g354f28p
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184