Skip to main content

Letters, chiefly between female members of the Fairfax family, about 1630-1671

 Single Item
MS. Add. A. 119

  • How to
    request
Letters, chiefly between female members of the Fairfax family, abt. 1630-1671, copied by 'Mary Arthington', in about 1680-1700.

Fourteen are from Dorothy Hutton, née Fairfax (fol. 44v, etc.), twenty-five are from lady Frances Widdrington, née Fairfax, abt. 1630-1648 (fol. iiv, etc.), with pieces connected with her death and funeral in 1649.

(fols. 75-end) are blank.

A full list of the letters, with pedigree connecting the writers, is in manuscript in the Library.

Dates

  • written in the second half of the 17th century by M. Arthington

Extent

182 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 119, fols. 1-2]
Please see our help page for further guidance on citing archives and manuscripts.

Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 119

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18797

Abstract

Letters, chiefly between female mcmbers of the Fairfax family, about 1630-1671, written in the second half of the 17th century by M. Arthington.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Arthington (1616-1678), née Fairfax.

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. 29084.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Thomas Buller Gunn on Nov. 4, 1875, for £4 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 3/8 × 6 1/2 in.
Title
Letters, chiefly between female members of the Fairfax family, about 1630-1671
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom