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Papers relating to Mary Queen of Scots during her Detention in
England, 1568–1587.
These two volumes of State Papers relate to Scotland, and embrace the

period between 1509 and 1603. In the second volume are notices of the State Papers relating to Mary Queen of Scots.

*CALENDAR OF STATE PAPERS relating to IRELAND, OF THE REIGNs of
HENRY VIII., EDwARD VI., MARY, AND ELIZABETH, preserved in Her
Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by HANs CLAUDE HAMILTON,
Esq., F.S.A. 1860–1867.
Vol. I.—1509–1573. | Vol. II.—1574–1585.

The above have been published under the editorship of Mr. Hans Claude Hamilton; another volume is in the press.

*CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS relating to IRELAND, OF THE REIGN of JAMEs I, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office, and elsewhere. Edited by the Rev. C. W. RUssELL, D.D., and JoHN P. PRENDERGAST, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. Vol. I.—1603–1606. 1872. This series is in continuation of the Irish State Papers commencing with

the reign of Henry VIII.; but, for the reign of James I., the Papers are not confined to those in the Public Record Office of England.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS, CoLONIAL SERIES, preserved in Her Majesty's
Public Record Office, and elsewhere. Edited by W. NoFL SAINSBURY,
* Esq. 1860–1870.
Vol. I.-America and West Indies, 1574–1660.
Vol. II.—East Indies, China, and Japan, 1513–1616.
Vol. III.—East Indies, China, and Japan, 1617–1621.

These volumes include an analysis of early Colonial Papers in the Public Record Office, the India Office, and the British Museum.

CALENDAR of LETTERS AND PAPERS, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, of THE REIGN of HENRY VIII., preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office, the British Museum, &c. Edited by J. S. BREwBR, M.A., Professor of English Literature, King's College, London. 1862–1872.

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These volumes contain summaries of all State Papers and Correspondence relating to the reign of Henry VIII., in the Public Record Office, of those formerly in the State Paper Office, in the British Museum, the Libraries of Oxford and Cambridge, and other Public Libraries; and of all letters that have appeared in print in the works of Burnet, Strype, and others. Whatever authentic original material exists in England relative to the religious, political, parliamentary, or social history of the country during the reign of Henry VIII, whether despatches of ambassadors, or proceedings of the army, navy, treasury, or ordnance, or records of Parliament, appointments of officers, grants from the Crown, &c., will be found calendared in these volumes.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS, FoREIGN SERIES, or THE REIGN of EDwARD VI., preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. 1547– 1553. Edited by W. B. TURNBULL, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, Barristerat-Law, and Correspondant du Comité Impérial des Travaux Historiques et des Sociétés Savantes de France. 1861.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS, FoREIGN SERIES, or THE REIGN OF MARY, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. 1553–1558. Edited by W. B. TURNBULL, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law end

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Correspondant du Comité Impérial des Travaux Historiques et des
Sociétés Savantes de France. 1861.

The two preceding volumes exhibit the negotiations of the English ambassadors with the courts of the Emperor Charles V. of Germany, of Henry II. of France, and of Philip II. of Spain. The affairs of several of the minor continental states also find various incidental illustrations of much interest.

A valuable series of Papers descriptive of the circumstances which attended the loss of Calais merits a special notice; while the progress of the wars in the north of France, into which England was dragged by her union with Spain, is narrated at some length. The domestic affairs of England are of course passed over in these volumes, which treat only of its relations with foreign powers.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS, FoREIGN SERIES, of THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office, &c. Edited by the Rev. JosFPH STEVENSON, M.A., of University College, Durham, (Vols. I-VII.), and ALLAN JAMES CRosBY, Esq., B.A., Barrister-at-Law, (Vol. VIIL). 1863–1871.

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These volumes contain a Calendar of the Foreign Correspondence during the early portion of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, deposited in the Public Record Office, &c. They illustrate not only the external but also the domestic affairs of Foreign Countries during that period.

CALENDAR of TREASURY PAPERs, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by JosePH REDINGTON, Esq. 1868–1871.

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The above Papers connected with the affairs of the Treasury comprise petitions, reports, and other documents relating to services rendered to the State, grants of money and pensions, appointments to offices, remissions of fines and duties, &c. They illustrate civil and military events, finance, the administration in Ireland and the Colonies, &c., and afford information nowhere else recorded.

CALENDAR of THE CAREw PAPERs, preserved in the Lambeth Library. Edited by J. S. BREWER, M.A., Professor of English Literature, King's College, London; and WILLIAM BULLEN, Esq. 1867–1873.

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The Carew Papers relating to Ireland, deposited in the Lambeth Library, are unique, and of great importance. The Calendar (now completed) cannot fail to be welcome to all students of Irish history.

CALENDAR or LETTERs, DESPATCHES, AND STATE PAPERS, relating to the Negotiations between England and Spain, preserved in the Archives at Simancas, and elsewhere. Edited by G. A. BERGENROTH. 1862-1868.

Vol. I.-Hen. VII.-1485–1509. -
Vol. II.—Hen, VIII.–1509–1525.
Supplement to Vol. I. and Vol. II.

Mr. Bergenroth was engaged in compiling a Calendar of the Papers relating to England preserved in the archives of Simancas in Spain, and the corresponding portion removed from Simancas] to Paris. Mr. Bergenroth also visited Madrid, and examined the Papers there, : on the reign of Henry VIII. The first volume contains the Spanish Papers of the reign of Henry VII. ; the

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second volume, those of the first portion of the reign of Henry VIII. The
Supplement contains new information relating to the private life of Queen
Katharine of England; and to the projected marriage of Henry VII. with Queen
Juana, widow of King Philip of Castile, and mother of the Emperor Charles V.

CALENDAR OF LETTERs, DESPATCHES, AND STATE PAPERs, relating to the Negotiations between England and Spain, preserved in the Archives at Simancas, and elsewhere. Edited by DoN PAsCUAL DE GAYANGos. 1873. Vol. III., Part 1.—Hen. VIII.—1525–1526. Upon the death of Mr. Bergenroth, Don Pascual de Gayangos was appointed to continue the Calendar of the Spanish State Papers. He has pursued a similar plan to that of his predecessor, but has been able to add much valuable matter from Brussels and Vienna, with which Mr. Bergenroth was unacquainted.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS AND MANUSCRIPTs, relating to ENGLISH AFFAIRs, preserved in the Archives of Venice, &c. Edited by RAwdoN BRowN, Esq. 1864–1873.

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Mr. Rawdon Brown's researches have brought to light a number of valuable documents relating to various periods of English history; his contributions to historical literature are of the most interesting and important character.

SYLLABUs, IN ENGLISH, of RYMER's FoEDERA. By Sir THOMAs DUFFUs HARDY, D.C.L., Deputy Keeper of the Public Records. Vol. I.—Will. I.Edw. III. ; 1066–1377. Vol. II.-Ric. II.-Chas. II.; 1377–1654. 1869-1873. The “Foedera,” or “Rymer's Foedera,” is a collection of miscellaneous documents illustrative of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Norman Conquest to the reign of Charles II. Several editions of the “Foedera” have been published, and the present Syllabus was undertaken to make the contents of this great National Work more generally known.

REPORT OF THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS AND THE REv. J. S. BREWER To THE MASTER OF THE ROLLs, upon the Carte and Carew Papers in the Bodleian and Lambeth Libraries. 1864. Price 2s. 6d.

REPORT of THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS TO THE MASTER

oF THE Ro1.Ls, upon the Documents in the Archives and Public Libraries of Venice. 1866. Price 2s. 6d.

In the Press.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS relating to IRELAND, OF THE REIGN of ELIZABETH, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by HANs CLAUDE HAMILTON, Esq., F.S.A. Vol. III.–1586, &c.

CALENDAR OF STATE PAPERS, DOMESTIC SERIES, OF THE REIGN of CHARLEs, I., preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by WILLIAM Douglas HAMILTON, Esq., F.S.A. Vol. XIV.—1639.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS relating to IRELAND, OF THE REIGN of JAMEs I., preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office, and elsewhere. Edited by the Rev. C. W. RUSSELL, D.D., and JoHN P. PRENDERGAST, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. Vol. II-1606, &c.

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CALENDAR of LETTERS AND PAPERS, FoREIGN AND DOMESTIC, OF THE REIGN oF HENRY VIII., preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office, the British Museum, &c. Edited by J. S. BREWER, M.A., Professor of English Literature, King's College, London. Vol. IV., Part 3.— 1529, &c.

SYLLABUs, IN ENGLISH, OF RYMER's FoEDERA. By Sir THOMAs DUFFUs HARDY, D.C.L., Deputy Keeper of the Public Records. Vol. III.— Appendix and Index.

CALENDAR of TREASURY PAPERs, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by JosePH REDINGTON, Esq. Vol. III.—1702–1706.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS AND MANUSCRIPTs, relating to ENGLISH AFFAIRs, preserved in the Archives of Venice, &c. Edited by RAWDON BRowN, Esq. Vol. VI.—1555, &c.

CALENDAR OF STATE PAPERS, FoREIGN SERIES, OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by ALLAN JAMEs CROSBY, Esq., B.A., Barrister-at-Law. Vol. IX.— 1569–1571.

In Progress.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS, CoLoNIAL SERIES, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office, and elsewhere. Edited by W. NoFL SAINSBURY, Esq. Vol. IV.—East Indies, China, and Japan, 1622, &c. Vol. V.— America and West Indies, 1661, &c.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS, DOMESTIC SERIES, DURING THE COMMONweALTH, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by MARY ANNE EveRETT GREEN.

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERS, DOMESTIC SERIES, OF THE REIGN of GEORGE III., &c., preserved in Her Majesty’s Public Record Office. Edited by JosepH REDINGTON, Esq. (1760–1800), and JoHN RINGwooD ATKINs, Esq. (1801–1829).

CALENDAR or DocuMENTs relating to IRELAND, excerpted from the Records preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office; to the end of the Reign of HENRY VII. Edited by HENRY SAVAGE SweeTMAN, Esq., A.B., Trinity College, Dublin, Barrister-at-Law (Ireland).

CALENDAR or LETTERs, DESPATCHES, AND STATE PAPERs, relating to the Negotiations between England and Spain, preserved in the Archives at Simancas, and elsewhere. Edited by DON PASCUAL DE GAYANGos. Vol. III., Part 2.—Hen. VIII. *

CALENDAR of STATE PAPERs, FoREIGN SERIES, of THE REIGN of ELIZABETH, preserved in Her Majesty's Public Record Office. Edited by ALLAN JAMES CROSBY, Esq., B.A., Barrister-at-Law. Vol. X.– 1572, &c.

THE CHRONICLES AND MEMORIALS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND DURING THE MIDDLE AGES.

[RoyAL 8vo., half-bound. Price 10s. each Volume or Part.]

On 25 July 1822, the House of Commons presented an address to the Crown, stating that the editions of the works of our ancient historians were inconvenient and defective; that many of their writings still remained in manuscript, and, in some cases, in a single copy only. They added, “that an “uniform and convenient edition of the whole, published under His Majesty's “royal sanction, would be an undertaking honourable to His Majesty's reign, “ and conducive to the advancement of historical and constitutional know“ledge; that the House therefore humbly besought His Majesty, that He “would be graciously pleased to give such directions as His Majesty, in His “wisdom, might think fit, for the publication of a complete edition of the “ancient historians of this realm, and assured His Majesty that whatever “expense might be necessary for this purpose would be made good.”

The Master of the Rolls, being very desirous that effect should be given to the resolution of the House of Commons, submitted to Her Majesty's Treasury in 1857 a plan for the publication of the ancient chronicles and memorials of the United Kingdom, and it was adopted accordingly. In selecting these works, it was considered right, in the first instance, to give preference to those of which the manuscripts were unique, or the materials of which would help to fill up blanks in English history for which no satisfactory and authentic information hitherto existed in any accessible form. One great object the Master of the Rolls had in view was to form a corpus historicum within reasonable limits, and which should be as complete as possible. In a subject of so vast a range, it was important that the historical student should be able to select such volumes as conformed with his own peculiar tastes and studies, and not be put to the expense of purchasing the whole collection; an inconvenience inseparable from any other plan than that which has been in this instance adopted.

Of the Chronicles and Memorials, the following volumes have been published. They embrace the period from the earliest time of British history down to the end of the reign of Henry VII.

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