Papers Collected by Sir Daniel Fleming
Newsletters and other papers, 1665-1680, 1688-1689, collected by Sir Daniel Fleming, including:
- Jan. 1667-June 1675, weekly half-sheets sent from HM Paper Office on Sir Joseph Williamson's instructions
- June 1675-April 1680, newsletters from the same, sent more frequently
- Sept. 1688-Aug. 1691, copies sent by various agents to Sir Daniel Fleming, his brother Roger, Sir Christopher Musgrave and others, collected and occasionally endorsed by Sir Daniel
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. c. 37].
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MSS. Don. c. 37-40
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12955
Biographical / Historical
Sir Daniel Fleming (1633-1701), of Rydal Hall, Westmorland, was an antiquary and MP. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38816-19.
The papers were among the manuscripts of the Le Flemings of Rydal Hall, and bear the numbers of the chronological arrangement of the whole series made by H. Maxwell Lyte in 1882, except for 23 letters at the end of MS. Don c. 40.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought at Sotheby's in 1933 and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.
- Papers Collected by Sir Daniel Fleming
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