The Short Parliament, 1640
|Title:||The Short Parliament, 1640|
|Call Number:||MS 94-10|
|Size:||0.25 linear feet|
|Acquisition:||Purchased from Sotheby’s, 1986|
|Processed by:||AG, 1994; JEF, 4-20-1999; MN, 11-2012|
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The one book in this collection, handwritten in the English language of the 1640s, comprises the official minutes of the Short Parliament, convened by Charles I on April 13, 1640 and dissolved on May 5, 1640. The minutes include discussions of grievances including ship money, monopolies, religion and economic conditions.
The Short Parliament was convened by Charles I on April 13, 1640. At this time, the Scots demanded a parliament to satisfy the Glasgow Assembly and to resolve differences between King Charles and his subjects. When it became apparent that unity would not be accomplished, Charles dissolved the Parliament on May 5, 1640.
Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing
|Box 1||FF 1||Manuscript book of the Short Parliament.|
|Box 1||FF 2||Transcribed notes of the Short Parliament by collection processor Avis German.|
|Box 1||FF 3||Papers relating to the Short Parliament including a brief history of the original owner of this manuscript book and of events concerning the Short Parliament of 1640.|
|Box 1||FF 4||Adobe PDF file on CD of manuscript in FF 1 developed by MIXNET.|