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Spanish Manuscripts

Date range: 16th-19th centuries.

29 items, comprising historical, genealogical and philological works.

They include:

  • an important 16th-century collection of texts of well-known Spanish chronicles (Spanish MS 1)
  • a collection of the historical writings of Esteban de Garibay y Zamalloa, royal historiographer to Philip II (Spanish MSS 9-25)
  • a richly-decorated early 17th-century record of a lawsuit to prove gentlemanly rank (Spanish MS 27)

Finding aids

M. Tyson, The Spanish Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library (Manchester, 1932).


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