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Papers Collected by Sir Daniel Fleming


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Newsletters and other papers, 1665-1680, 1688-1689, collected by Sir Daniel Fleming, including:

  1. Jan. 1667-June 1675, weekly half-sheets sent from HM Paper Office on Sir Joseph Williamson's instructions
  2. June 1675-April 1680, newsletters from the same, sent more frequently
  3. Sept. 1688-Aug. 1691, copies sent by various agents to Sir Daniel Fleming, his brother Roger, Sir Christopher Musgrave and others, collected and occasionally endorsed by Sir Daniel


  • Creation: 1665-1689


0.44 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. c. 37, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Don. c. 37-40

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12955


Papers Collected by Sir Daniel Fleming, 1665-1689

Biographical / Historical

Sir Daniel Fleming (1633-1701), of Rydal Hall, Westmorland, was an antiquary and MP. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

The papers were among the manuscripts of the Le Flemings of Rydal Hall, and bear the numbers of the chronological arrangement of the whole series made by H. Maxwell Lyte in 1882, except for 23 letters at the end of MS. Don c. 40.

The majority are calendared in HMC 25: 12th report (1890), app., pt. vii. Lists in MS. Don. c. 37 give the reference numbers of papers (fol. 1) not calendared by HMC, but included in the collection, and (fol. 2) calendared by HMC, but no longer present. Some of the latter were sold at Sotheby's, 6 April 1925, lots 260-72 (lots 269 and 272 are now MS. Eng. hist. c. 306, fols. 1, 2, 4). Others are in MS. Eng. lett. d. 200, fols. 155-65.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought at Sotheby's in 1933 and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.

Papers Collected by Sir Daniel Fleming
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom