Early Modern Manuscripts Online

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L.b.287: Warrant from the Privy Council to Sir Thomas Cawarden, Greenwich, 1552 December 27: manuscript signed
Privy Council
1552 December 27
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.2: Letter from Ralph Adderley to Sir Nicholas Bagnall, Ireland, 1567 April 10: autograph manuscript signed
Adderley, Ralph (died 1598)
1567 April 10
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.238: Letter from William Howard, 1st baron Howard of Effingham, to Sir Thomas Browne, 1572 April 7: autograph manuscript signed
Howard, William
1572 April 7
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L.d.18: Letter from Anne Bacon (née Gresham) to Lady Anne Gresham(?), 1572/1573 February?: manuscript draft
Bacon, Anne
1572/1573 February?
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.d.428 (50): Letter from Elizabeth Stuart, Countess of Lennox, to Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, Hardwick
before 1574 October
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L.d.673: Deposition of John Bartholomew by Nathaniel Bacon and Ralph Shelton, 1576 September 4: manuscript signed
Bacon, Nathaniel
1576 September 4
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.37: Letter from Anthony Bagot, London, to Richard Bagot, Blithfield, 1578/1579 February 2: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, Anthony
1578/1579 February 2
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.e.641: Letter from John Ferrers to Lady Anne Ferrers (née Bradbourne), Walton, circa 1580s - 1590s, December: autograph manuscript signed
Ferrers, John
cira 1580s -1590s, December
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.202: Certificate from John Catisby to justices of peace, Surrey, concerning certain prisoners of her Majesty's Bench, 1581/1582 March 11: autograph manuscript signed
Catisby, John
1581/1582 March 11
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.216: Deposition by Richard Ede, porter of Marshalsea prison, 1585?: manuscript signed
Ede, Richard
1585?
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.457: Letter from Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, The Court, to Richard Bagot, 1588 April 25: autograph manuscript signed
Essex, Robert Devereux, Earl of
1588 April 25
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.e.639: Letter from Brute Babington, Lichfield, to Lady Anne Ferrers (née Bradbourne), Walton, 1590s December 11: autograph manuscript signed
Babington, Brute
1590s
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.205: Certificate of recusancy from John Shaw, minister of Woking, to the commissioners for recusants of Surrey: 1591 December 19: autography manuscript signed by Shaw and six others
Shaw, John
1591 December 19
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.868: Letter from Edward Stafford, 12th Baron Stafford, to Sir Edward Aston, Sir Edward Littleton, and Richard Bagot, 1592: autograph manuscript signed
Stafford, Edward
1592
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.209: Order from the Commission concerning Jesuits, seminaries, and recusants (Surrey) to the high constables of Woking, 1591/1592 January 7: manuscript signed
More, Sir William; More, George; Stoughton, Lawrence; Agmondesham, John
1591/1592 January 7
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.561: Letter from Alexander King to Richard Bagot, 1592 July 3: autograph manuscript signed
King, Alexander
1592 July 3
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.190: Letter from William Basset, Langley, to Richard Bagot, Blithfield 1594/1595 January 15: autograph manuscript signed
Basset, William
1594/1595 January 15
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.594: Letter from Lettice Kynnersley, Broughton, to Richard Bagot, Blithfield, circa 1595 January 18: autograph manuscript signed
Kynnersley, Lettice
circa 1595 January 18
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.84: Letter from Richard Bagot, Blithfield, to Lord Burghley, 1595/1596 February 27: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Richard
1595/1596 February 27
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.347: Letter from Cecil Cave, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1597? June 7: autograph manuscript signed
Cave, Cecil
1597? June 7
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.c.15: Letter from Sir Rowland Stanley, Hooton, to Thomas Fletcher, mayor of Chester, 1597 December 30: autograph manuscript signed
Stanley, Rowland, Sir.
1597 December 30
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.d.705: Examination of Mary Marcham by Nathaniel Bacon, 1598 December 6: manuscript signed with Marcham's mark
Bacon, Nathaniel
1598 December 6
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.d.477: Letter from Sir John Popham, Serjeants' Inn, to Robert Redmayne, Norwich, 1599 June 20: autograph manuscript signed
Popham, John
1599 June 20
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.e.640: Letter from Susan Bayning, London, to "Sweet Ladye" (Lady Anne Ferrers?), circa 1600 January 10: autograph manuscript signed
Bayning, Susan
circa 1600 January 10
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.428: Letter from John Draycott, Painsley to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, circa 1600 March 26: autograph manuscript signed
Draycott, John
circa 1600 March 26
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.231: Letter from Anne Broughton (née Bagot), London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1600? May 30: autograph manuscript signed
Broughton, Anne
1600? May 30
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.534: Letter from John Donne to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1602 February: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1602 February
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.595: Letter from Lettice Kynnersley, Broughton, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1602? February 2: autograph manuscript signed
Kynnersley, Lettice
1602? February 2
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.526: Letter from John Donne, The Savoy, London, to Sir George More, 1601/1602 February 2: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1601/1602 February 2
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.527: Letter from John Donne, Fleet Prison, to Sir George More, 1601/1602 February 11: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1601/1602 February 11
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.529: Letter from John Donne to Sir George More, 1601/1602 February 13: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1601/1602 February 13
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.530: Letter from John Donne to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1601/1602 February 13: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1601/1602 February 13
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.531: Letter from Christopher Brooke, Marshalsea Prison, to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1601/1602 February 25: autograph manuscript signed
Brooke, Christopher
1601/1602 February 25
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.532: Letter from John Donne to Sir George More, 1601/1602 March 1: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1601/1602 March 1
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.533: Letter from John Donne to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1601/1602 March 1: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1601/1602 March 1
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.543: Receipt from John Donne to Sir Thomas Egerton, 1602 July 6: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1602 July 6
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.433: Letter from Edward Sutton, Baron Dudley, Himley, to Walter Bagot, 1603/1604 January 14: autograph manuscript signed
Dudley, Edward Sutton, Baron
1603/1604 January 14
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.115: Letter from Walter Bagot to Sir William Skeffington and Robert Foulk, esq., 1604 April 15: autograph manuscript copy initialed
Bagot, Walter
1604 April 15
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.195: Letter from Hugh Beeston, Stafford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1604 July 4: autograph manuscript signed
Beeston, Hugh
1604 July 4
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.63: Letter from Lewis Bagot, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1604 November 10: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, Lewis
1604 November 10
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.64: Letter from Lewis Bagot, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1604 November 20: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, Lewis
1604 November 20
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.17: Letter from Lady Jane Cokayne Ashley (née Okeover) to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, circa 1605: autograph manuscript signed
Ashley, Jane
circa 1605
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.d.428 (11): Letter from Henry Cavendish, Tutbury, Staffordshire, to Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury: autograph manuscript signed
Cavendish, Henry
1605 December 31
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.18: Letter from Lady Jane Cokayne Ashley (née Okeover) to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1608?: manuscript signed
Ashley, Jane
1608?
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.598: Letter from Lettice Kynnersley, Badger, to Richard Bagot, Blithfield, 1608? September 14: autograph manuscript signed
Kynnersley, Lettice
1608 September 14
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.52: Letter from Sir Harvey Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1609? April 9: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, Sir Harvey
1609 April 9
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.593: Letter from Isabel Kynnersley (née Walker), Loxley, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1609 July 27: manuscript signed
Kynnersley, Isabel
1609 July 27
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.625: Letter from Sir Edward Littleton, Pillaton, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, circa 1610: autograph manuscript signed
Littleton, Edward
circa 1610
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.914: Letter from Richard Turner to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, circa 1610: autograph manuscript signed
Turner, Richard
circa 1610
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.d.1032: Letter from the Town of Brinton, Norfolk, to Nathaniel Bacon, 1609/1610 January 16: manuscript signed
Burlingham, Christopher; Stalham, Sam; Playford, William; Pleasaunce, John
1609/1610 January 16
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.851: Letter from Jane, Lady Throckmorton (née Skipwith), to Lewis Bagot, 1609/1610? March 24: autograph manuscript signed
Skipwith, Jane
1609/1610? March 24
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.67: Letter from Lewis Bagot, London, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1611?: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, Lewis
1611?
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.135: Letter from Walter Bagot to Mr. Skipwith (Jane Skipwith's brother), 1611: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Lewis
1611
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.535: Letter from John Donne, Amiens, to Sir Robert More, 1612 February 7: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1612 February 7
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.137: Letter from Walter Bagot to Sir William Kniveton, circa 1612 May 28: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Walter
circa 1612 May 28
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.d.765: Examination of William Elsey by Nathaniel Bacon, 1612/1613 February 25: manuscript signed with Elsey's mark
Bacon, Nathaniel
1612/1613 February 25
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.537: Letter from John Donne, Covent Garden, to Sir Robert More, Loseley, 1614 July 28: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1614 July 28
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.539: Letter from John Donne to Sir Robert More, Loseley, 1614 August 10: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1614 August 10
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.538: Letter from John Donne, "at my poor house," to Sir George More, 1614 December 3: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1614 December 3
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.902: Letter from Margaret Trew to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, circa 1615 May 11: autograph manuscript signed
Trew, Margaret
circa 1615 May 11
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.293: Letter from Thomas Browne, Shredicote, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1615 August 2: autograph manuscript signed
Browne, Thomas
1615 August 2
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.146: Letter from Walter Bagot to Lady Anne Bussey (née Cave), 1616: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Walter
1616
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.145: Letter from Walter Bagot, Blithfield, to Lady Barbara Crompton, 1616 July 6: autograph manuscript signed with autograph reply by Crompton
Bagot, Walter
1616 July 6
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.d.196: Letter from Thomas Browne, overseer of the house of correction, Walsingham, to Nathaniel Bacon, Stiffkey, 1618 June 15: autograph manuscript signed
Browne, Thomas
1618 June 15
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.176: Letter from William Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, 1619 November 7: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, William
1619 November 7
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.154: Letter from Walter Bagot to Robert Aston, Tixall, 1620: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, Walter
1620
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.156: Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed "right worthy knight," circa 1620: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Walter
circa 1620
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.161: Letter from Walter Bagot to an unnamed "worthy knight," circa 1620: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Walter
circa 1620
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.162: Letter from Walter Bagot to unidentified recipient, circa 1620: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Walter
circa 1620
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.13: Letter from Yeldard Alvey, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1620 March 27: autograph manuscript signed
Alvey, Yeldard
1620 March 27
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.669: Legal opinion of Sir Humphrey Davenport, 1620 June 29: autograph manuscript by Sir George More with autograph reply signed by Davenport
Davenport, Humphrey
1620 June 29
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.160: Letter from Walter Bagot, Blithfield, to an unnamed female cousin, circa 1620 November 19: autograph manuscript draft
Bagot, Walter
circa 1620 November 19
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.164: Letter from Walter Bagot, Blithfield, to Thomas Chetwynd, 1621 April 28: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, Walter
1621 April 28
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.179: Letter from William Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1621 June 27: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, William
1621 June 27
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L.a.181: Letter from William Bagot, Oxford, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1622 April 22: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, William
1622 April 22
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.c.49 (5): Letter from Stephen Smith, London, to Sir Hugh Smith, Ashton, 1622 June 3: autograph manuscript signed
Smith, Stephen
1622 June 3
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.400: Letter from Thomas Crompton, Stone to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1622 June 13: autograph manuscript signed
Crompton, Thomas
1622 June 13
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.165: Letter from Walter Bagot, Blithfield, to Sir Thomas Wolseley, Wolseley, 1622 July 13: autograph manuscript signed with autograph reply by Wolseley
Bagot, Walter
1622 July 13
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.d.623: Copy of an order from the Privy Council to Sir William Ellis, member of the King's Council at York, 1622 July 15: autograph manuscript signed
Privy Council
1622 July 15
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.182: Letter from William Bagot, Inner Temple, to Walter Bagot, Blithfield, 1622/1623 February 27: autograph manuscript signed
Bagot, William
1622/1623 February 27
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.540: Letter from John Donne, Chelsea, to Sir Henry Wotton, 1625 July 12: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1625 July 12
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.b.542: Letter from John Donne, St. Paul's, London, to Sir George More, 1629 June 22: autograph manuscript signed
Donne, John
1629 June 22
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L.e.688: Letter from Ann Bab to Lady Anne Ferrers, circa 1630: autograph manuscript signed
Author unknown
circa 1630
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.c.24: Letter from Richard Napier, Linford, Buckinghamshire, to unidentified recipient, 1631/1632 January 1: autograph manuscript signed
Napier, Richard
1631/1632 January 1
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.e.686: Letter from John Wightwick, Inner Temple, London, to Lady Anne Ferrers, Tamworth Castle, 1635 May 30: autograph manuscript signed
Wightwick, John
1635 May 30
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.e.687: Letter from John Wightwick, Inner Temple, London, to Lady Anne Ferrers, 1635 June 18: autograph manuscript signed
Wightwick, John
1635 June 18
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
L.a.15: Letter from Sir Henry Archbold to Sir Edward Bagot, baronet, Blithfield, 1671 December 31: autograph manuscript signed
Archbold, Henry
1671 December 31
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.c.61 (119): Letter from John Ogilvy, Balfour, to James Rattray, Craighall, 1674 September: autograph manuscript signed
Ogilvy, John
1674 September
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.c.61 (137): Letter from John Ogilvy, Balfour, to James Rattray, Craighall, 1677 April: autograph manuscript signed
Ogilvy, John
1677 April
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X.c.50: Letter from William Byrd, Lincoln's Inn, London, to Dr. John Woodward, 1697 August 14: autograph manuscript signed
Byrd, William
1697 August 14
DIPLOMATIC SEMI-DIPLOMATIC REGULARIZED
X.d.451 (187): Letter from Nathaniel Rich to Sir Robert Rich, Clapham, 1697 May 12: autograph manuscript signed
Rich, Nathaniel
1697 May 12
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