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Nineteen letters, nearly all addressed to Richard Witt or De Witt

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 5

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Nineteen letters, nearly all addressed to Richard Witt or De Witt, fellow of New college and registrar in the Chancellor's Court at Oxford, 1650-1656, containing information about Winchester school and New college.

At fol. 30 is a letter from bp. Robert Skinner to dr. Rich. Zouche, Sept. 7, 1655. At fol. 38 follow formal notes relating to Witt's duties as issuer of writs in the court, 1651-1653.

A full list of the letters and writs is in manuscript in the Library.

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1650-1656

Extent

72 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 5, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. c. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20086

Overview

Nineteen letters, nearly all addressed to Richard Witt or De Witt, written in A.D. 1650-1656.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Witt or De Witt (fl. 1650-1656) was a fellow of New college and registrar in the Chancellor's Court at Oxford.

Robert Skinner (1591–1670) was bishop of Worcester.

Richard Zouche (1590–1661) was a civil lawyer.

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. 29725.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Bodleian by the Keeper of the University Archives on Sept. 22, 1887, according to the Donation Register.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

12 7/8 × 8 3/4 in.
Title
Nineteen letters, nearly all addressed to Richard Witt or De Witt
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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