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Oliver Cromwell. Correspondence and papers

Reference code
MSS/0138
Title
Oliver Cromwell. Correspondence and papers
Date
1643-1644
1649-1658
Level of description
File
Extent and format
ff. iv + 362. Folio.
Leather binding, brown (rebound, c. 1853).
Scope and content
Original letters, petitions, etc., mostly addressed to Oliver Cromwell, relating mainly to politics, religion, military and naval affairs and Ireland; 1643-4, 1649-58. Contents list, fols. iii-iv. Mostly published by John Nickolls, junior, FSA, in Original Letters and Papers of State Addressed to Oliver Cromwell.. Found among the Political Collections of Mr. John Milton (1743). Summary contents (writers and item nos.):-

Thos. Patient, 1650 (1);-

William Rowe, 1650 (2, 3, 7, 8 with an intercepted letter of Ralph Pudsey, 11, 16, 23, 33);-

Lord Conway and Kilulta, 1650 (4);-

Col. R. Overton, 1650 (5, 20);-

Major-Gen. Thos. Harrison, 1650-1 (6, 48);-

Col. Marcus Trevor, 1650 (9);-

Major-Gen. Henry Ireton, 1650-1 (10, 49 with other signatories);-

John Hunt, 1650 (12);-

Peter Sterry, 1650 (13);-

Sir Henry Vane, junior, 1650-1 (14, 30, 31, 53, 87);-

Alathea, Countess of Arundel and Surrey, 1650 (15);-

Sir John Henderson, with seven battle plans relating to Swedish campaigns, 1650 (17);-

Thos. Sanders, 1650 (18);-

Sydrach Simpson, 1650 (19);-

Oliver St John, 1650-1 (21, 37);-

Col. John Disbrowe (Desborough), 1650 (22);-

Thomas Scott, 1650 (24);-

William Hickman, 1650 (25);-

James Powell, 1650 (26);-

John Bradshaw, regicide, 1650-1 (27, 45);-

Peter Chamberlen, 1650 (28);-

Elizabeth Cromwell, wife of Oliver Cromwell, 1650 (29);-

Thomas Chaloner, regicide, 1650 (32);-

Peter Bulkley, and other ministers for the people of New England, 1650, relating to their wish to remove to Waterford, Ireland, with a petition and an added sketchmap of places near Waterford (34);-

Col. John Cromwell, 1651 (35);-

Col. John Livingstone, 1651 (36);-

Col. Robert Lilburne, 1651 (38);-

Walter Strickland, 1651, with excerpts from letters of Montreuil, the French Resident in Scotland (39);-

Samuel Disbrowe (Desborough), 1651 (40);-

John Freeman, intercepted letter, 1651 (41, other intercepted letters with 141, 143);-

Lt. Col. John Mason and Lt. Col. Francis White, 1651 (42);-

Capt. Anthony Young, 1651 (43);-

Mr Chidley, 1651 (44);-

Ministers of Newcastle, 1651 (46);-

J. Vernon, 1651 (47);-

Col. Robert Hammond, 1651 (50);-

Hugh Creed, 1651 (51);-

Several churches, 1651 (52);-

Elizabeth, Countess of Ormond, 1652 (54);-

William Gideon, 1653, n.d. (55, 89). French;-

Thos. Eyre, Mayor of Marlborough, 1653 (56);-

[Printed proclamation of Oliver Cromwell, 30 Apr. 1653 (57), transferred to SA collection of Proclamations, 1852];-

Counties of Durham, Hereford, Bedford (including a doubtful signature of John Bunyan), Chester, Suffolk, 1653 (58-62);-

Henley upon Thames, 1653 (63);-

Churches in Kent, 1653 (64);-

Deputies of Bordeaux, 1653 (65, 117);-

Andrew Marvell, 1653 (66);-

Samuel Hering, 1653, addressed to Parliament, with 30 clauses on religion (67);-

Articles of agreement for the surrender of the forces of the Earl of Glencairn and Lord Kenmore to General Monck, 1654 (68, 69);-

Churches in Northumberland, etc., 1654 (70);-

Dublin, 1656 (71);-

Churches in the North, 1657 (72);-

Anabaptist ministers in London, 1657 (73);-

Intelligence from Edinburgh, Holland, etc., 1649-Dec. 1654 (74-82);-

Xenium, printed Latin poem to Oliver Cromwell, 1654 (83);-

Declaration conc. religion by Oliver Cromwell, Feb. 1654 (84);-

Samuel Otes to Corporal Parkinson (85);-

William Kiffen, John Spilsbery, Joseph Samson (86);-

Robert Woolger (88);-

R. Venables (90);-

Elizabeth, Countess of Cork (91);-

Army in Ireland (92);-

Mary Netheway (93);-

Ellis Bradshaw (94);-

Churches, of several counties (95);-

Churches of Gloucester (96);-

People of Denbighshire (97);-

Congregation meeting at the Chequer without Aldgate (98);-

County of Hereford (99);-

Congregations in the counties of Hereford and Gloucester (100);-

Churches of Norfolk (101, 104, 105);-

Churches of Gloucester (102);-

Church at Bury (103);-

Christians of Dublin (106);-

Ministers of Devon and Exeter (107);-

Elders of Churches of New England (108);-

Hugh Grove, alderman of Bury St Edmunds (109);-

Enoch Gray (109*);-

Grand Juries, York, petition and representation (110);-

several ministers (111);-

the state of divers churches in Norfolk and Suffolk (112);-

anonymous to Oliver Cromwell, 1651/2 (113);-

Intelligence from Scotland, etc. (114-16);-

Letter to Col. Robert Overton (118);-

Biblical excerpts (119);-

Officers and congregations of Kent (120);-

John Wilson, pastor of Boston, to H. W. (121);-

Observations against the Essex association of ministers (122);-

Principles of religion (123);-

Unidentified county (124);-

Petition to Parliament conc. religion (125);-

Petitions to Oliver Cromwell (126, 127);-

Speech of Oliver Cromwell, 4 July 1653 (128);-

County of Southampton (129);-

Commission for Lt. Col. John Warcup with covering letter, both signed by Prince Rupert, 1643, 1644 (130);-

Intelligence from Scotland (131-3);-

William Penn, 1650, 1652 (134, 155);-

T. L. to Thomas Carter, 1650 (135);-

Sir William Armine (Armyne), 1650 (136);-

George Bishop, 1650-1 (137, 138, 141-7 with enclosures, 149);-

Proceedings in the High Court, Norwich, Dec. 1650 (139-40);

Mr Clarke's letter from Breda, 1651 (148);-

Intelligence, 1651 (150, 152-3);-

anonymous, 1651 (151);-

Walter Cradock, 1652 (154);-

William Bradford, 1656 (156);-

William Malyn, 1658 (157);-

William Erbery, 1652 (158).
Previous reference number(s)
MS 138
NRA 27819
SAL/MS/138