Select Bibliography

Manuscript Sources

Bodleian Library

GB 0161 MSS. Eng. e. 3326-9

British Museum

Add. MSS 4805, 4806, 22358, 22625–22629,
27732, 29732

Lambeth Palace Library

Talbot MS 3129

The National Archives

PRO C104/262

Norfolk Record Office

NRS 8549, 8862, 8899, 21089, 21140, 23508,
22785, 22953, 22955, 22956, 22976, 22977, 22979,
24492, 27094, MC 3/284, MC 3/285, MC 3/578,
MC 3/608, BL/T/5/2

The Royal Archives

RA Geo. Add. MSS 1/49, 28/52,



Suffolk Record Office


University of Hull Archives

DDHO/4/5/23, DDHO/40/26/41

Warwickshire Record Office


Wiltshire Record Office

WSRO 2057/F4/25


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The Craftsman

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