Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750 (bulk 1660-1700).


Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750 (bulk 1660-1700).

The papers consist of correspondence and other documents mostly pertaining to Southwell's diplomatic career and his landholdings in Ireland. Subjects of the correspondence include his negotiations during his missions to Lisbon and Brandenburg; trade with the East Indies; the Revolution of 1688; unrest in Ireland; and the management of Southwell's Irish estates. Major correspondents include Don Marco Barry, Sir Richard Bulstrode, Francis Holbeck, and Bernardo de Salinas. The collection also contains memoranda and notes by Southwell on diplomatic and religious subjects. Other papers include a 1670 auction list from Charing Cross; Archbishop Sancroft's declaration concerning the nonjuring bishops; an account of the state of South Sea Stock in 1720; and a memorandum on trade with Sweden.

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)





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