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Bradfer-Lawrence Collection: Philip Case Papers

  • BL/CS
  • Fonds
  • [1423]-20th century

This is an artificial collection. Harry Bradfer-Lawrence acquired these papers from at least twenty different sources which are listed in BL/CS 11/1/1. They therefore only document part, and probably a very small part, of Case's total business. Bradfer-Lawrence arranged many of these acquisitions in a single chronological run, which he transcribed. Later acquisitions were added, some were arranged in separate runs. Researchers are not advised to use these transcripts. Case's papers have been identified throughout the Bradfer-Lawrence collection and assembled here, and it is likely that further material which will eventually be added to this catalogue. As far as possible, the collection has been reassembled into the original bundles, so that all Case's dealings with each client are now together. These are listed separately from his general correspondence. They include a good run of letters to Case from the third viscount Townshend, and his papers as one of Townshend's executors; papers as land agent to William Paston of Appleton, and to Cyrill Wyche of Hockwold; papers as one of the trustees for the property of the daughters of Isaac Leheup, with correspondence from Mary Leheup's husband, Sir Edward Williams of Llangoid. There is also correspondence and accounts relating to Case's comptrollership of the customs at King's Lynn, his correspondence as mayor and alderman of King's Lynn, papers relating to the 1747 election in King's Lynn, and letters from Thomas Walpole and Crisp Molineux, candidates in the 1767 election. Case's papers as executor to his son-in-law Samuel Browne have been listed separately as BL/BR, but BL/CS includes his papers as executor to his nephew Thomas Younge, grocer and farmer of Watton.

Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence; 1887-1965; antiquary; King's Lynn, Norfolk

Thomas Walpole, London and Paris, to Philip Case, principally about the Lynn election: 'we seem waked from a Lethargy and forced into an uphill game', 16 Oct; hire of private lodgings in Lynn, Dec 1767; charitable donations not to be confined to the voters, 4 Jan 1768; misbehaviour of Sir John Turner's supporters, 23 Jan; with copy letters from Case, including advice to join with Crisp Molineux if Lord Orford approves, 11 Jan 1768

Including copy letter from Briggs Cary [? to Walpole] advising that tickets have been given to the inferior freemen by the friends of Mr Molineux and Sir John Turner entitling them to beef, flour, coal, etc., and the lateness and method of distribution of addressee's bounty is not pleasing to his friends, 23 Dec 1767.

Walpole family; 1678-; Baron Walpole of Wolterton, formerly Earl of Orford (second creation)

Crisp Molineux, Watton, Garboldisham, Chippenham, etc., to Philip Case: his candidature for Lynn, canvassing, indignation against Sir John Turner, meeting with the duke of Grafton, etc.

Including letter from William Woodley to [Molineux?]: cannot give him sufficiently early intelligence to be of use; he should 'keep guard' in London so that as soon as he hears of dissolution of Parliament he can muster his friends at Lynn.

Crisp Molineux; 1730-1792; politician; Garboldisham and Castle Rising, Norfolk

Poll book for 1768 King's Lynn election between candidates the Hon. Thomas Walpole, Sir John Turner and Crisp Molineux, giving occupation/status of voters.

Sir Martin Folkes' name on cover. Added, caricature of Sir William Browne M.D. signed T.O., 1771, copy of caricature of Martin Folkes (1690-1754) and index of voters' names by Hamond.

Crisp Molineux; 1730-1792; politician; Garboldisham and Castle Rising, Norfolk