Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Volume 14, Part 1896

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1896 - Great Britain
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Page 51 - Commission is the discovery of unpublished historical and literary materials, and in all their proceedings the Commissioners will direct their attention to that object exclusively. In practice it has been found more satisfactory, when the collection of manuscripts is a large one, for the inspector to make a selection therefrom at the place of deposit and to obtain the owner's consent to remove the selected papers to the Public Record Office in London or in Dublin, or to the General...
Page 51 - Commissioners, they will cause an inspection to be made by some competent person, and should the MSS. appear to come within the scope of their enquiry, the owner will be asked to consent to the publication of copies or abstracts of them in the reports of the Commission, which are presented to Parliament...
Page 51 - Commissioners may extend to title-deeds or other documents of present legal value, positive instructions are given to every person who inspects MSS. on their behalf that nothing relating to the titles of existing owners is to be divulged, and that if in the course of his work...
Page 28 - He stood aloof while the counsels of the king were guided by dishonour; and proud of the loyalty of his race which had remained unspotted through five centuries, he bore with silent self-respect calumny, envy and the loss of royal favour, declaring, " However ill I may stand at court I am resolved to lye well in the chronicle.
Page 51 - The Commissioners will feel much obliged if you will communicate to them the names of any gentlemen who may be able and willing to assist in obtaining the objects for which this Commission has been issued.
Page 51 - Mr. Leyborne Popham, of Littlecote, and Mr. Fortescue, of Dropmore. The costs of inspections, reports, and calendars, and the conveyance of documents, will be defrayed at the public expense, without any charge to the owners. The Commissioners will also, if so requested, give their advice as to the best means of repairing and preserving any interesting papers or MSS.
Page 6 - ... Sydney. The official letters that passed between the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and the Secretary of State, and some of their semiofficial letters, are preserved at Dublin Castle, and among the archives of the Home Department in the Public Record Office, and various extracts from them have been given by Mr. Lecky in his History of England in the Eighteenth Century. Those, however, which were marked by Lord Sydney as " Secret and Separate," being regarded as the private property of the recipient,...
Page 51 - KING has been pleased to ratify and confirm the terms of the Commission issued by Her late Majesty, appointing certain Commissioners to ascertain what unpublished MSS. are extant in the collections of private persons and in institutions which are calculated to throw light upon subjects connected with the Civil, Ecclesiastical, Literary, or Scientific History of this country ; and to appoint certain additional Commissioners for the same purposes.
Page 28 - Minister, and the best man, from the goodness of his heart, to live with and live under, of any great man I ever knew.

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