MC:P261/MS6 Manuscript by Henry Holden
Thomas Brettell of Bromsgrove a friend of John Bloxam gave him the manuscript in 1836. Brettell had received the letters from his maternal grandfather John Holden, a kinsman of the writer Henry Holden.
MC: P261/MS6/1 1687
Manuscript containing a handwritten account of proceedings and letters related to the events.
Fols. 1-1v:A letter to Mr Holden at his house at Erdington from Magdalen College (Dated: 31 October 1687)
Fols. 2-2v:An account in Holden’s hand of the proceedings against Magdalen College, 19 October 1687 to 31 January 1687-8
Fols. 3-3v:A copy of the petition the Fellows offered to James II 4 September 1687. In Henry Holden’s hand.
Fols. 4-4v:A copy of the discourse between the fellows and the king at Christ Church. Endorsed by Henry Holden. (Dated: 18 July 1687)
Fols. 5-5v: A copy of the letter sent to ‘Ye right Reverend and right Honorable his Majesty’s Commissioners for ye Uplifting of St. Mary Magd: Coll: in Oxon’. The names of Thomas Stafford and Henry Fairfax appear at the bottom.
Fol.6v: envelope of above
Fols. 7-7v:Unsigned letter to the Commissioners (Dated 24 Oct. 1689)
Fols 8-19v: account of proceedings against college.
Fols. 20-20v: Letter from Bradford St., Birmingham expressing gratitude of the use of Mr. Holden’s papers
Fol. 21v: Note from Bloxam indicating that the manuscript contains information related to the proceedings against the college.
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