Papers of Roger Whitley
Papers of Roger Whitley, mainly in his hand, including notebooks containing information about foreign affairs and a royalist rising; copies of proceedings in Parliament, 1667-1677; a diary, 1684-1697; and commonplace books, in which Whitley collected material under general headings.
Language of Materials
English and French
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. c. 710].
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MSS. Eng. hist. c. 710-712, e. 308-314, g. 22-23
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13472
Biographical / Historical
Roger Whitley (? 1618-1697) of Peel Hall, Cheshire, was a Royalist, Deputy Postmaster General, and an MP.
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. 40046-57.
The papers came into the possession of the Mainwaring family of Over Peover, Cheshire, presumably through Whitley's eldest daughter Elizabeth, who married Sir John Mainwaring (1656-1702). They were among the papers deposited by Sir Harry Mainwaring in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, and listed by R. Fawtier, Handlist of the Mainwaring and Jodrell manuscripts at present in the custody of the John Rylands Library (Manchester, 1923, reprinted, with additions, from The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 7 [1922-3]).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought by the Bodleian Library at Sotheby's in 1973.
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