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Leoline Jenkins newsletters
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Leoline Jenkins newsletters
    Dates: 1676-1680
    Collection Number: mssJEN 1-202
    Creator OR Collector: Jenkins, Leoline, Sir, 1623-1685
    Extent: 202 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: A collection of letters, newsletters and reports of Parliamentary Proceedings sent to the diplomat Sir Leoline Jenkins and his secretary Dr. Owen Wynne, 1676-1680.
    Language of Material: The records are in English and French.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site  .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Leoline Jenkins newsletters, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased through Maggs Brothers, from Sotheby’s, Lot 2959, June 26, 1974. This material was previously owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright, then purchased by Thomas Phillipps of Middle Hill (Worcestershire, Eng.).

    Biographical Note

    Sir Leoline Jenkins (1625-1685), was a Welsh academic, jurist, diplomat and politician; as a diplomat he was involved with the negotiation of international treaties. He served as Secretary of State for the Northern Department from April 1680 to February 1681 and Secretary of State for the Southern Department from February 1681 to April 1684. Dr. Owen Wynne (1652-1700), a Welsh lawyer and civil servant, was Jenkins’ confidential secretary.


    The collection is arranged chronologically. It is housed in six boxes.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, Newsletters and Parliamentary Proceedings Reports, 1676, Nov.-1680, Dec. (Boxes 1-5) are arranged chronologically. The material includes letters written to Sir Leoline Jenkins and his secretary, Dr. Owen Wynne, as well as newsletters (in English and French) written from various continental countries concerning the Scanian War, the Elector of Brandenburg, the Ottoman Turks and the Dutch War.
    Another significant group of material includes extracts from the Journals of both Houses of Parliament dealing primarily with the Popish Plot, Catholics, Titus Oates and the Exclusion Crisis. This material also includes addresses, confessions, Articles of Impeachment, speeches and requests to attend the King.
    The original roan-backed Middle Hill boards, with the label MS. 12256, from the collection of Thomas Phillipps are in Box 6.
    The decision was made to modernize and standardize the spelling of countries, cities and place names on the folders and in the Finding Aid; this was done in order to facilitate electronic searching of the Finding Aid.
    The material in this collection was written from the continent and England resulting in a variety of dating styles and calendars; the decision was made to use the date provided by each author without any attempt on the part of the cataloger to establish whether the date was Old or New style.
    The Huntington Library also has Francis Benson newsletters to Sir Leoline Jenkins, 1676-1679 (HM 30314-30315).

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Bedloe, William, 1650-1680
    Bright, Benjamin Heywood, former owner
    Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685
    Eger, David
    Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg, 1620-1688
    Godfrey, Edmund Berry, Sir, 1621-1678
    Halifax, George Savile, Marquis of, 1633-1695
    Jenkins, Leoline, Sir, 1623-1685
    Leeds, Thomas Osborne, Duke of, 1631-1712
    Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715
    Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694
    Monmouth, James Scott, Duke of, 1649-1685
    Norbrough, John, Sir, 1640-1688
    Oates, Titus, 1649-1705
    Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner
    Stafford, William Howard, Viscount, 1614-1680k
    William III, King of England, 1650-1702
    Wynne, Owen, 1652-

    Corporate Names

    Great Britain. Army –- History -– 17th century
    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons -– History
    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords -– History


    Anti-Catholicism –- England -– History -– 17th century
    Catholics –- England -– History -– 17th century
    Diplomacy –- Great Britain
    Dissenters, Religious – England
    Dutch War, 1672-1678
    Exclusion crisis, Great Britain, 1678-1683
    Popish Plot, 1678
    Protestants –- England -– History -– 17th century
    Scanian War, 1675-1679

    Geographic Areas

    England –- Church history -– 17th century
    Great Britain -– Militia -– History -– 17th century
    Great Britain -– Politics and government -– 1603-1714
    Turkey – History – Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918


    Letters (correspondence) –- Great Britain -– 17th century
    Newsletters – Great Britain – 17th century