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Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) provides transcriptions, metadata and images of manuscripts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Autograph letter signed from John Donne to Sir George More, 1601/1602 February 13

Thanks More and pleads with him to intercede with the Lord Keeper. Requests permission to write to his wife Anne, More's daughter. Addressed "from my chamber."

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Coming Spring 2017

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