The Letter-book of Gilbert Sheldon archbishop of Canterbury
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.
- Creation: written in 1664-1669, chiefly by M. Smyth
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 308, fols. 1-2]
MS. Add. C. 308
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 18590
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.
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).
11 7/8 × 7 7/8 in.
- The Letter-book of Gilbert Sheldon archbishop of Canterbury
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