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The Letter-book of Gilbert Sheldon archbishop of Canterbury

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MS. Add. C. 308

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The Letter-book of Gilbert Sheldon archbishop of Canterbury, from Oct. 13, 1664, to June 14, 1669, being draughts with corrections in the hand of M. Smyth, the archbishop's secretary, of letters written to dignitaries of church and state.

At each end of the volume are notes chiefly relating to offices in the patronage of the archbishop, such as lists of inmates of hospitals at Croydon (1665), St. Nicholas Harble-down (1667), St. John the Baptist at Canterbury (1667); also names of persons recommended for livings, ship-chaplaincies, especially for the expedition against the Dutch in Feb. 1664/5, lists of disbursements by bishops and deans and chapters in 'publique workes & charities' from the Restoration to Mich. 1670 (fol. 151v), etc.

Dates

  • written in 1664-1669, chiefly by M. Smyth

Extent

168 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 308, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. C. 308

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18590

Abstract

The Letter-book of Gilbert Sheldon archbishop of Canterbury, from Oct. 13, 1664, to June 14, 1669, written chiefly by Miles Smyth.

Biographical / Historical

Gilbert Sheldon (1598–1677) was the archbishop of Canterbury.

Miles Smyth (fl. 1664-1669) was the secretary of the archbishop of Canterbury Gilbert Sheldon.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28473.

Custodial History

Owned by Gilbert Dolben in 1686, and later by sir John English Dolben.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by dr. M. J. Routh in 1840 (see Macray's Annals of the Bodleian, 2nd ed., p. 314).

Related Materials

See also MSS. Add. C. 302-303, 304a-b, 305-307 and MS. Add. D. 18.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 7/8 × 7 7/8 in.
Title
The Letter-book of Gilbert Sheldon archbishop of Canterbury
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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