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Collections of Thurloe, Secretary of State 1652-8, ed. Thomas Birch (7 volumes).

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A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, volume 11638-1653

Thomas Birch (editor) (1742)
The bulk of volume 1 is taken up with the years 1650-53. Also contains Birch's Life of Thurloe, and substantial appendices, including papers in the possession of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, volume 21654

Thomas Birch (editor) (1742)
Contains extensive diplomatic correspondence and other papers for 1654, the first full year of Oliver Cromwell's protectorate, and the final stages of the first Anglo-Dutch war.

A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, volume 3December 1654 - August 1655

Thomas Birch (editor) (1742)
Covers a nine-month period from December 1654 to August 1655.

A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, volume 4Sept 1655 - May 1656

Thomas Birch (editor) (1742)
Contains extensive diplomatic correspondence and other papers for this nine month period.

A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, volume 5May 1656 - January 1657

Thomas Birch (editor) (1742)
Contains extensive diplomatic correspondence and other papers for this nine month period.

A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, volume 6January 1657 - March 1658

Thomas Birch (editor) (1742)
Contains extensive diplomatic correspondence and other papers for this fifteen month period.

A collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, volume 7March 1658 - May 1660

Thomas Birch (editor) (1742)
The last of Thurloe's seven volumes, ending with the Restoration in 1660.