Autograph letters signed to Sir Robert Southwell from various correspondents [manuscript], 1671-1675, 1689.


Autograph letters signed to Sir Robert Southwell from various correspondents [manuscript], 1671-1675, 1689.

Contains 40 mostly autograph letters signed tipped into a volume. From Norwich and elsewhere. Correspondents: Thomas Corie, Owen Hughes and Joshua Jones. Also, 2 autograph drafts from Sir Robert to the bishop of Norwich and to Hughes, a draft in Sir Robert's hand of a letter from Clifford to the bishop, a copy of Charles II, King of England's letter to the bishop, an autograph letter signed from Hughes to Philip Madock, 3 autograph letters signed from Mary Hughes to William Blathwayt, from Thomas Povey to his uncle Thomas Povey and from this uncle to Mr. Povey, and finally Hughes' speech to the clergy assembled at King's Lynn. Most of the letters are from Hughes, an official of the archdeacon's court, to Sir Robert, his patron who helped him to be chosen commissary of Norwich and served as an intermediary between him and certain ecclesiastical officials who disliked his zealous support of the laws against non-conformists. Hughes in return searched for traces of Sir Robert's family history, and was ready to burn any incriminating papers. Several letters discuss a disputed parliamentary by-election, 1675.

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