Collection Level Description: Papers Collected by Sir Daniel Fleming
Reference: MSS. Don. c. 37-40
Title: Papers Collected by Sir Daniel Fleming
Dates of Creation: 1665-89
Extent: 4 shelfmarks
Language of Material: English
Sir Daniel Fleming (1633-1701), of Rydal Hall, Westmorland, was an antiquary and MP. Details are given in the
Dictionary of National Biography.
Scope and Content
Newsletters and other papers, 1665-80, 1688-9, collected by Sir Daniel Fleming, including:
- Jan. 1667-June 1675, weekly half-sheets sent from HM Paper Office on Sir Joseph Williamson's
- June 1675-April 1680, newsletters from the same, sent more frequently
- Sept. 1688-Aug. 1691, copies sent by various agents to Sir Daniel Fleming, his brother Roger, Sir
Christopher Musgrave and others, collected and occasionally endorsed by Sir Daniel
The papers were among the manuscripts of the Le Flemings of Rydal Hall, and bear the numbers of the
chronological arrangement of the whole series made by H. Maxwell Lyte in 1882, except for 23 letters at the
end of MS. Don c. 40.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought at Sotheby's in 1933 and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a
valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the
Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38816-19.
Newsletters | England
Fleming | Daniel | 1633-1701 | Sir | Knight, Antiquary, and MP
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