Letters and documents, 1666-1684.


Letters and documents, 1666-1684.

Collection of manuscripts, in multiple hands, primarily documenting Clarendon's financial activities. Many of the items are acknowledgments of debts, including one appointing Sir Robert Clayton and John Morris to act as his attorneys in order to pay interest out of his shares of the New River Waterworks to his debtors; a legal document and several receipts acknowledging Clarendon's debts and payments to others arising from shares in the New River Waterworks; and three pages of financial accounts and calculations related to those debts and payments. Other items include a request to Clayton for a copy of his father's deed settling Clarendon House on Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington, explaining that he is weighing offers of purchase from John Granville, Earl of Bath; Christopher Monck, Duke of Albemarle, and William Cavendish, Earl of Devonshire; a letter to Clayton asking him to appoint a house where they can meet with Richard Boyle and Alan Brodrick, 1st Viscount Midleton; and another to Clayton thanking him and John Morris for a bill of credit and promising him a gift of fruit trees, including some varieties not yet in England. The collection also includes an official petition, addressed to Clarendon as "Lord High Chancellor of England" from Sir Robert Clayton (1629-1707) and John Morris, concerning a land dispute between John Dove and John Pretyman.

1 v. (8 items) ; various sizes.

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Clayton, Robert, Sir, 1629-1707

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Robert Clayton was born in Northamptonshire in 1629. He became an apprentice to his uncle who was a London scrivener where he became acquainted with fellow apprentice Alderman John Morris. They both went on to become successful businessmen and to establish the bank, Clayton & Morris Co. Clayton entered politics representing several wards depending on Whig favour. He was knighted in 1671 and went on to be elected Lord Mayor for 1679-80. Clayton built a considerable fortune and, as a mark of h...

Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1609-1674

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The first Earl of Clarendon was an English historian and statesman. From the description of [Letter] 1649 Jan. 21, Hague [to Prince Rupert] / Edw:. Hyde. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 184954803 ...

Brodrick, Alan, Viscount Midleton, 1656?-1728.

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Burlington, Richard Boyle, Earl of, 1612-1698

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Albemarle, Christopher Monck, Duke of, 1653-1688

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Governor-General of Jamaica. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Charles II, 1681 June 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270888371 ...

Bath, John Grenville, Earl of, 1628-1701

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The Earl of Bath was given, by James II, the command of the 10th regiment of foot. From the description of Autograph letter signed from John Grenville, Earl of Bath, Stowe, to William Blathwayt, Secretary at War, Whitehall, London [manuscript], 1685/6 March 22. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 428808071 ...

Keck, Anthony, Sir, 1630-1695

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Epithet: Commissioner of the Great Seal British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000509.0x0001d1 ...

Devonshire, William Cavendish, Earl of, 1617-1684

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