Collection AR129 - Archbishop John Whitgift Papers

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Archbishop John Whitgift Papers


  • 1591 - 1602 (Creation)

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13 items

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John Whitgift (1530 - 1604)

Biographical history

John Whitgift was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 until his death in 1604.

Archival history

Originally donated to Croydon Library by a friend of the late Charles Heath Clark in memory of Croydons best citizens. The collection had been purchased in a sale; earlier provenance is unknown.

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Accession Number: A408

Archbishop Whitgift papers

One indenture (1591) and eleven letters (1592 - 1602), all mounted and bound in a single volume, plus one loose letter concerning the scarcity of food (1596).

Item date: 1591 - 1602

Custodial history: Originally donated to Croydon Library by a friend of the late Charles Heath Clark in memory of Croydons best citizens.

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The collection consists of one indenture (1591) and twelve letters (1592 - 1602).

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  • English

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All items have been bound together in a single volume with the exception of one letter concerning the scarcity of food (1596).

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