Catalogue description Public Record Office: Transcripts from Spanish Archives, Series I

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Details of PRO 31/11
Reference: PRO 31/11
Title: Public Record Office: Transcripts from Spanish Archives, Series I

The records in this series are transcripts from Simancas, Madrid, Barcelona and elsewhere in Spain and were assembled by Gustav Bergenroth and Don Pascual de Gayangos. They deal exclusively with the documents relating to English affairs preserved in Spanish archives.

Date: 1485-1555

The transcripts are arranged as follows:-

  • G Bergenroth:
  • Transcripts to Calendar (Vols I and II and Supplementary Volume of 1868) PRO 31/11/2-7
  • Uncalendared transcripts with some abstracts and extracts, mostly in English PRO 31/11/8
  • Key to ciphers PRO 31/11/11 (part)
  • Miscellaneous translations, those in PRO 31/11/13 relating to the divorce of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon PRO 31/11/13-14
  • Don Pascual de Gayangos:
  • Transcripts to Calendar (Volumes III to VII) PRO 31/11/9-11
  • Miscellaneous transcripts, notes, translations, etc made in connection with the Spanish Calendar PRO 31/11/12

Related material:

Further Bergenroth transcripts are in the British Library, Manuscript Collections under reference Additional MSS. 28572-28597.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: Spanish
Physical description: 14 volume(s)
Publication note:

These transcripts were assembled in connection with the Calendar of State Papers, etc, Spanish (24 volumes, 1862 to 1954), those of the reign of Henry VIII also being used in the Calendar of Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII (37 volumes, 1864 to 1932).

Administrative / biographical background:

In the mid-19th century the Treasury authorised the preparation and publication by the Public Record Office (PRO) of calendars of state papers, and of documents in foreign archives relating to English history.

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