Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 506 (V.8.9)
Title: Memoirs for the Curious
Date of Creation: Between 1707 and 1708
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: J. Rolfe, Memoirs for the Curious: Politicall Remarks on the Life and Reigne of the Late King William the Third, etc.
J. Rolfe's Memoirs for the Curious:
Begins - after a title page (1, 3 recto) with the following: Politicall Remarks on the Life and | Reigne of the late King William | the third from his Birth to the | abdication of the late King James | the second and other memoires | Anno - 1708 | Collected by J Rolfe - (1, 4 recto lines 1-3): Memoirs for the curious | Remarks on the late King William etc | Tho' Fortune might seem a Stepmother to this Prince, by depriving
Ends (10, 12 verso line 25): Essex - Delamere
1. Remarks on the Life and Reign of William III. 1, 3 recto-2, 11 verso
2. Observations on the Parishes of Kinardsey and Donington, Shropshire. 2, 11 recto-2, 16 recto
3. Her Majesty's Speech to Parliament, 5th April, 1710. 3, 1 recto-3, 2 verso
4. Her Majesty's Speech to Parliament, 1st March, 1714. 3, 2 verso-3, 4 verso
5. His Majesty's Speech to Parliament, 20th July, 1715. 3, 5 recto-3, 5 verso
6. A Declaration of King James II., 6th Nov. 1688. 3, 6 recto-3, 7 verso
7. A List of Regiments with the Prince of Orange. 3, 7 verso-3, 8 recto
8. Pollityes against Recusants. To Queen Elizabeth. 3, 8 verso-4, 1 recto
9. A Discourse of Sir W. Raleigh to James I. 1602. 4, 1 verso-4, 14 recto
10. Lord Keeper Bacon's Speech 7th May, 1617. 4, 14 verso-5, 9 verso
11. The Lord Keeper's Speech to Sir John Denham. 5, 8 recto-5, 9 verso
12. The Lord Keeper's Speech to Mr. Sergeant Hutton [Spedding, vi. 201]. 5, 10 recto-5, 11 recto
13. The Lord Keeper's Speech to Sir William Jones [Spedding, vi. 205]. 5, 11 verso-5, 13 recto
14. The Lord Keeper's Speech in Starr Chamber, Trinity, 1617. 5, 13 verso-5, 16 verso
15. Ordinances by Sir Francis Bacon, Hilary, 1618. 5, 16 verso-6, 12 verso
16. Additionall Rules for... Chancery & Great Seale. 6, 13 recto-6, 15 recto
17. Bishop of Lincoln's Speech, Michaelmas 1621. 6, 15 recto-7, 4 recto
18. Sir Henry Yelverton's Submission in the Starr Chamber. 7, 14 recto-7, 6 recto
19. The Lord Keeper's Speech at Guildhall, 30th July, 1621. 7, 6 verso-7, 11 recto
20. Letter of Lord Chancellor, Sir J[ohn] L[ey], C[ommissioner of the Great] S[eal]. 7, 11 recto-7, 11 verso
21. Lankner's Speech in Parliament. 7, 12 recto-8, 1 recto
22. Lord Chancellor Elsmore's Letter to His Majesty, 5th Feb. 1613. 8, 1 verso-8, 2 recto
23. Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon's Petition to H. of Lords, 19th March, 1620 [Spedding, vii. 242]. 8, 2 recto-8, 3 recto
24. Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon's Submission to H. of Lords, 22nd April, 1621. 8, 3 recto-8, 6 recto
25. Representation of the Commons to Charles I. 8, 6 recto-8, 16 verso
26. The Protestation... against the Tryall & deposeing of the King. 9, 1 recto-9, 3 verso
27. Dutch ingratitude exemplified... Lord Chancr Shaftbury's Speech, 1672. 9, 3 verso-9, 8 recto
28. Lord Haversham's Speech, 19th Nov. 1707. 9, 8 recto-9, 11 verso
29. [J. Rolfe.] Essay on Christmas. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 1716. 9, 12 recto-9, 15 recto
30. The Preamble to the Rt. Hon. Robert Harley's Patent. 9, 15 verso-10, 2 verso
31. An Account of the Tryall of James Sheppard, 6th March, 1717. 10, 3 recto-10, 11 verso
32. A Proclamation for calling a New Parliament by George I., 15th Jan. 1714. 10, 12 recto-10, 13 recto
33. Lord Powis's MS. A prophecy. 10, 13 verso-10, 14 verso
34. Lampoons 1688. 10, 15 recto-10, 16 recto
35. A poem on the Deponents concerning the birth of the P[rince] of W[ales]. 10, 16 verso-11, 5 recto
36. Another new years Guift for arbitrary Judges... 1681. 11, 5 verso-11, 9 verso
37. The Earl of Essex's Speech... delivery of a petition to the King, 25th Jan. 1680. 11, 9 verso-11, 12 verso
[Formerly Q.8.23; Q.8.161]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 x 5 7/8, ff. 175, originally ff. 176, written in different hands, in single cols. of about 25 lines, each about 6 x 4, margined by folding, no lines ruled, no signatures, catchwords, or pagination. Early Cent. XVIII. (1708).
Binding: Original, pasteboards, covered vellum, vellum backstraps, blind-tooled lines, spattered red edges, title (ink): Memoirs | for the | curious [the same title repeated on first board]. Early Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 414.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: B.C. Donovan and David Edwards, British sources for Irish history, 1485-1641 (Dublin, 1997), p. 312; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 413-415.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: J. Rolfe fl.1708
subject: William III King of Great Britain and Ireland 1650-1702
William III, Prince of Orange.
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