Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Treaty Papers

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Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Treaty Papers

Copies of treaties, articles of treaties, secret articles, draft treaties and other formal documents and papers connected with the various negotiations conducted by English or British ministers and envoys abroad. Some remarks on treaties, related draft proclamations, letters and memorials are included. The papers of a particular state may include papers relating to that state's colonies. The treaties include some marriage treaties. All the papers are in manuscript.


Most of the records are arranged either in alphabetical order of the states involved, or by individual treaties, the preliminary negotiations for the treaties, or assemblies for resolving disputes.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
118 bundle(s)
Publication note:
Selected documents dated before August 1589 are described in the Calendar of State Papers Foreign Series of the Reign of Elizabeth I ed A J Butler S C Lomas and R B Wernham (London 1901-1950). For references to the more important papers for the period August 1589 to December 1595 see the List and Analysis of State Papers Foreign Series Elizabeth I I-VI ed by Richard Bruce Wernham (London 1964-1993). Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.

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