Guide to the Queen Anne Letters patent [?] circa 1702-1707
Cage 5076

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Queen Anne Letters patent [?]
Cage 5076
Date [inclusive]
circa 1702-1707
1.0 oversize folder
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space
Location note
(MASC Staff Use) Basement map case.
Letters patent document [?], possibly a copy, circa 1702-1707, from the reign of Queen Anne.

Preferred Citation note

Queen Anne Letters Patent [?], circa 1702-1707

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a single item: a Queen Anne letters patent [?] on a single membrane of parchment (69 x 77 cm). It is written in court hand, a script commonly used for legal documents in England prior to 1733. It is probably in Latin, and includes a large printed initial letter portrait of the queen, and a printed top border, ornately decorated, with the queen's coat of arms and her name, "Anna Gratia Dei Angliae Scotiae." It may be a contemporary copy rather than the original, since it lacks the monarch's great seal normally included on letters patent. It is now flattened, but shows evidence of prior folding and delivery by post. On the verso, it is addressed to Mr. Oliver Marton, No. 25 King's Place, Chigwell, Essex. This may be Oliver Marton, Esq. (1688-1744) of Capernwray.

As yet undeciphered at the time of processing, the document includes several occurrences of "Jacobus and Johannes Holland." The name Johannes may refer to Sir John Holland of Quiddenham, Norfolk, who was Comptroller of the royal household under Queen Anne from 1709 to 1711.

The document is endorsed "Barrett," possibly William Barrett, solicitor of the royal treasury under Queen Anne.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

When this item was processed in 2016 from an old cataloging backlog, no acquisition information could be located (MS.2016.05).

Processing Information note

Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection in 2016, with research assistance from Julie King, Evelyn Moos, Megan Ockerman, and Mark O'English.

Existence and Location of Copies note

This item has been digitized and can be found online at Queen Anne Letters Patent [?], ca. 1702-1707, Best of MASC Collection

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714 -- Records and correspondence


  • Laws and Legislation.
  • Letters patent -- Specimens

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