Fonds MC 1 - Le Neve Correspondence

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Reference code

MC 1

Title

Le Neve Correspondence

Date(s)

  • 1615-1948 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

138 pieces

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Name of creator

(1661-1729)

Biographical history

Archival history

The collection of which these letters form part was made by Peter Le Neve (1661-1729), the Norfolk antiquary and herald. The letters passed via Tom Martin to Sir John Fenn, who added further material of East Anglian interest. They then came into the hands of Robert Fitch of Norwich (d 1895), the items being lettered F and numbered. At some stage they were sewn up for binding, probably during re-ordering by Fenn; some disparate items are still sewn together. In 1947 they were sold, with much related material, at Sotheby's. The bulk was purchased by Robson Lowe Ltd. at whose sale (see no. 133 in list) it was dispersed, a large amount finding its way into American hands. Lot 163, less one item, and a further 94 items without a lot number were purchased by Captain Hamond in May and June 1948, having been left unsold at the auction.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office c 1948 and 1963 (NRS 27302).

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The letters are arranged alphabetically under recipients and all dates are New Style.
Number not used: MC 1/82

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Items MC 19/121, MC 19/123, MC 19/124, MC 19/126, MC 19/127, MC 19/128, and MC 19/129 were withdrawn by depositor in 1994.

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463d5075-3ed9-42d9-a3a5-0d0308f20422

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Catalogued

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 27/10/2004 by Droip. Modified 14/08/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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