Catalogue description Public Record Office: Transcripts from French Archives

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Details of PRO 31/3
Reference: PRO 31/3
Title: Public Record Office: Transcripts from French Archives

Transcripts by M Armand Baschet and others, from documents in the National Archives and elsewhere in Paris relating to the affairs of Great Britain and Ireland. Most of the transcripts, which are in French, concern English affairs from Henry VIII to the death of Queen Anne, a large number being despatches from England of French ambassadors and other diplomats.

Date: 1504-1714

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Related material:

For correspondence and schedules relating to these see OBS 1/1487

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Originals held at:

French National Archives

Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: French
Physical description: 203 bundle(s)
Publication note:

For M Baschet's reports on the progress of his work, see various references in deputy keeper's reports numbers 36-47 (1875-1886). Some of these transcripts are calendared in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII, ed J S Brewer, J Gairdner and R H Brodie (London, 1862-1930).

Unpublished finding aids:

A supplementary catalogue is available in the public areas. Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.

Administrative / biographical background:

The bulk of the transcripts in this series were made by M Armand Baschet from 1870 until his death in 1886, and arise from his engagement by the Public Record Office to undertake research for material relating to Great Britain and Ireland in the National Archives and Public Libraries in Paris.

The work remained largely in abeyance until 1914 when it was resumed by M Leon Bogaert. Following his death in 1927 it was continued by his daughter, Mlle L Bogaert.

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