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James I, King of England 1605

Creator: James, King of England, I, 1566-1625
Language of Material: English.


"By the King : Where a sedicious rumor hath bene raised this morning, that some ill accident should be befallen our person [...]
"Given at our palace of Westminster the two and twentieth day of March 1605; and in the third yeere of our Reigne of Great Britaine."
Imprinted by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most excellent Majestie, London, 1605.

Processing Information

This item had previously been cataloged individually as a book in the USC Libraries catalog. The old catalog record has since been deleted and the item is now described as part of the General Historical Manuscripts and Ephemera collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

James, King of England, I, 1566-1625 -- Archives
Box 1, Folder 23

Tronchon, Theodore 1726

Scope and Contents

Letter from Theodore Tronchon to Madame Charcot nee Achard. Found in Special Collections' copy of James Paxton's "Life of Voltaire".
Box 1, Folder 18

Louis XV 1763

Box 1, Folder 1

Jefferson, Thomas 214446 1780, 1822, 1826, 1842

Scope and Content

Three letters signed by Thomas Jefferson, two in his hand. Letter dated November 2, 1780 discusses the dispensing of military aid from counties north of Rappahanock. Letter dated December 12, 1822 (bound in folder) sends salutations, in third person, to Dr. Cutting, and discusses his age, physical infirmities, and mental clarity. Letter dated March 22, 1826 is a letter of introduction for his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, to Governor Clinton. Latter two letters sent from Monticello. Accompanied by facsimile of Henry Clay letter, dated September 13, 1842. Authentication of the letters performed by Huntington Library, 1960.
Box 1, Folder 15

East India Company 1786 April 22

Scope and Contents

Letter from George Forster to Henry Dundas regarding relations between the British East India Company, the Maratha Emppire, and the Kingdom of Mysore, and the Company's commercial activities on the Coromandel Coast and the Dutch settlements there.
Box 1, Folder 2

Smith, William S. 214499 1790 May 15

Scope and Content

Letter from Smith, John Adams' son-in-law, discussing George Washington's health and the status of Senate business at that time.
Box 1, Folder 10

Strange, Sir Thomas 1817 December 12

Scope and Contents

Letter to Charles Grant, in which Strange discusses the importance of his three volume work, "Notes of cases in the court of the Recorder and in the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras; commencing in the year 1798, and ending in the year 1816. To which are added, copies of the Statutes, Charter, and of the Rules of the Supreme Court."
Box 1, Folder 13

Freligrath, Ferdinand circa 1832

Box 1, Folder 16

Letter from British Ceylon [unidentified author] 1833 August 15

Scope and Contents

A four page letter written by a son to his "dearest mother" and dated 15th August 1833. The unidentified author departed England aboard the Lady Raffles, and wrote earlier from Ceylon in January. He mentions Baroda, notes that he expects to be in Bombay, and regrets not receiving letters back from home.
Box 1, Folder 3

Los Angeles election returns for Justice of the Peace 214445 1850 November 4

Scope and Content

Manuscript of certification of election results for Justice of the Peace for Los Angeles. Signed by Judges of Election Jose Antonio Carrillo, Juan Sepulveda (the election winner), John Ricord, Francisco J. Alvarado, and J.S. Mallard [?]. Participating in the election were Sepulveda, William B. Osburn, and Francisco Alvarado.
Box 1, Folder 4

Members of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet 214491 1855-1881

Scope and Content

Autographs, generally in the form of signed notes and letters. Some engravings are also included. Blair, Cameron, Fessenden, and Chase letters dated prior to Lincoln administration; Seward and Dennison letters dated after Lincoln administration. Also includes a letter from prominent New York Republican and journalist Henry Jarvis Raymond.

Blair, Montgomery 214498 1855 June 9


Chase, Salmon P. 214494 1861 February 6


Cameron, Simeon 214497 1860 November 12


Dennison, William 214496 1881 April 14


Fessenden, William Pitt 214495 1860[?] August 15


Raymond, Henry Jarvis 214493 1858 April 2


Seward, William H. 214492 18[?]5 October 11

Box 1, Folder 20

Dolcetti, Domenico circa 1856

Box 1, Folder 21

Davis, Jefferson circa 1856

Box 1, Folder 12

Lamartine, Alphonse de 1861

Box 2

Lincoln, Abraham 1864 May 18

Scope and Contents

Proclamation appointing Nelson L. Drake as Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers, signed by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, and Abraham Lincoln.
Box 1, Folder 5

Cleveland, Grover 214443 1877 April 1

Scope and Content

Stock certificate for one share of the Beaver Island Club, signed by Cleveland.
Box 1, Folder 19

Bassi, Giuseppe circa 1893

Box 1, Folder 11

Wilde, Oscar circa 1897

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Box 1, Folder 14, Oversize-folder 1

Bryan, William Jennings 1905 September 8, 1917 April 30

Scope and Contents

Letter from Bryan to Secretary of Agriculture David F. Houston, introducing him to Rufus VonKleinSmid. Passport issued by the Department of State to Bryan.
Box 1, Folder 22

Round, J.H. 1911

Box 1, Folder 6

Debs, Eugene V. 214489 circa 1919

Scope and Content

Letters from Debs to Ruth LePrade, sent en route to and from prison.
Box 1, Folder 7

Lindbergh, Charles A. 214444 1928 May 6

Scope and Content

Autographed photograph of Lindberg, addressed to J.B. Lyman, V.P. of Maddox Air Lines, Inc.
Box 1, Folder 8

Roosevelt, Franklin D. 214442 1928 September 14

Scope and Content

Copy of letter to Mr. John Elliot, Los Angeles, in which he inquires about Elliot's decision about supporting Governor Smith as a presidential candidate.
Box 1, Folder 9

Washington, George and Martha 214478 undated

Scope and Content

Locks of hair.
Box 1, Folder 17

Brown, John undated