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Series E: private correspondence and diaries

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0122 Series E
Held at: Westminster Diocesan Archives
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Full title: Series E: private correspondence and diaries
Date(s): 1598-1847
Level of description: Series
Extent: 6 volumes
Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

Private correspondence and diaries, 1598-1847, comprising:

E1: An extended letter from John Sargeant (1623-1710) in his defence, bound in a volume, giving 'a catalogue of all the pieces I have writ for Catholic Faith; together with the Occasion, the Process and Upshot of the Controversies between myself and the Protestant writers', Paris, 1700.

E 2: Volume of letters, 1596-1606, chiefly in Spanish, notably from Don Gomez Suarez de Figueroa of Cordova, Duke of Feria to Thomas Fitzherbert and from Jane Dormer, Duchess of Feria; Lord Bothwell; Thomas Fitzherbert and Sir Francis Inglefield.

E 7 and 8: Two volumes of Bishop Robert Gradwell's journal whilst rector of the English College, Rome. Volume 1, 1817-1825 and volume 2, 1825-1828.

E 11 Volume of the correspondence of Charles Edward Stuart, c 1764-1769 including with Henry Benedict Stuart and members of the French Court including the French Queen. The volume also contains the correspondence of Lady Webb.

E 12 Volume containing notes on legal practice, possibly made by Edmund Blount, Clifford's Inn, 1695.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, Latin, Spanish, Italian and French.

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open for consultation by appointment only between 12:00 - 5:00, Mondays and Wednesdays. Call: 0207 938 3580 or email: for appointments.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only on the undertaking of a copyright declaration. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Westminster Roman Cathlic Diocesan Trustees.

Finding aids:

Hand list available in the Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received by the archive from Archbishop's House.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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