Collection of documents, 1655-1791, most of which relate to King William III and Queen Mary II of England. Includes correspondence of and warrants signed by William III; letter of Mary II; documents signed by Sir Christopher Wren; documents written by Samuel Pepys; order signed by James II; letter of Leopold, Emperor of Germany; engravings of William III; and a printed announcement of the ascension of William and Mary to the throne of England. Some documents are in French and Latin but some include transcriptions and translations. The Pepys documents which are in shorthand include transcriptions. Some documents available in transcript. The collection was a gift of Thomas G. Pullen and Louise Rowe Pullen, but was purchased from various sources.
Oversize box (Acc. 1989.14) contains 1688/89 Dutch satirical broadside entitled, "Arlequin Deodat, et Pamirge Hypochondriaques," depicting King James II, King William III and King Louis XIV, with four columns of verse, the first two in French and the latter two in English. It is a variant of 1689 broadside. 16.25" x 22.5".
Addition 2008.312: Payment request to the Treasury to pay "To the Treasurer of the Ordnance...3000," "...of the Navy for the Vicheallors...3000," Queen Dowager in part of her Quarter on such War. as you shall receive from their...1500," and "To the Earle of Rarelagh for the ....1500." Written by a secretary but signed by William III.
All accessions, except Acc. 2008.312, are described on the PDF inventory at the end of this description.