MS. Arch. Selden. B. 23
Summary Catalogue no.: 3351
Swann was as an official at the papal court and appears to have been there in some sense as the representative of English interests.
The years covered by this volume are chiefly 1406-1413.
All kinds of legal matters, disputes, appeals, and the like are here represented, with a large number of letters. Swann copied out the documents which passed through his hands (sometimes procuring scribes to do so), but many of the letters are to him personally, bespeaking his goodwill.
Some letters are from Swann and corrected in his hand (e. g. fol. 43v); some are forms only (e.g. fols 70-75).
Perhaps London and Chichester are more mentioned than other places, but the contents cannot be summarily treated. The only Oxford document is at fol. 58v, an appeal to the University on behalf of pope Gregory XII from cardinal Johannes Dominici, archbishop of Ragusa, September 15, 1409
Last Substantive Revision
2023-09-22: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)