Catalogue description Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Denmark

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Reference: SP 75
Title: Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Denmark

Correspondence and papers of the Secretary of State concerning the kingdom of Denmark (and Norway) and the duchy of Holstein (now in Germany).

The records are mainly in-letters (with some extracts) mostly to the Secretary of State from the English (later British) ministers at Copenhagen (the Envoy Extraordinary or the resident minister) or the consuls at Elsinore (Helsingor) and Bergen in Norway. Original letters from the King of Denmark, his ambassador or ministers, may also be found, together with a number of petitions, some royal warrants and instructions to the British representatives or agents acting for the government. Many draft replies by the Secretary of State are included, though they are less frequently found in the earlier volumes.

Date: 1577-1780

The records were rearranged and numbering in chronological order (except for a supplementary series) prior to calendaring.

The names appearing in the list (unless otherwise stated) are those of the ministers in Copenhagen.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 138 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in microform only unless otherwise stated
Publication note:

For a detailed description of selected documents for the period July 1577 to July 1589 see the Calendar of State Papers Foreign Series of the Reign of Elizabeth I edited by Arthur John Butler Sophie Crawford Lomas and Richard Bruce 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 edited 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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