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Sir Simon Archer

Warwickshire JP and early patron of Dugdale
68 letters

From:Sir Simon Archer
To:William Dugdale
Date:[November 1635]
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of papers and books from Dugdale. He hopes Dugdale will visit him at the end of November and extends invitation to William Burton.
Comment:Undated draft
Reference:Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 126

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:16 November 1635
Summary:Returns pedigree of the earls of Warwick and reports on progress of transcription work. Confirms intention to visit Archer on St Andrew's day. Postscript relates that letter is carried by a 'poore fellowe' with 'a great Inclinacion to the love of Armes and Antiquities', who he hopes Lady Archer will employ in her garden.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 151-2  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 199
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 123-4

From:Sir Simon Archer
To:William Dugdale
Date:[December 1635]
Summary:Suggesting that Dugdale should not finalise Archer's pedigree until they meet again, since on looking over his papers Archer thinks they may need to make some changes.
Comment:Undated draft
Reference:Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 134

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:4 December 1635
Summary:Confirms receipt of Archer's instructions about his pedigree and his agreement with them. He hopes to visit Archer the week before Christmas, bringing the pedigree with him. Asks Archer to consult the Tanworth parish register to confirm dates of births, marriages and deaths.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 153-4  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 199-200
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 136-7

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:3 June 1636
Summary:Concerning the progress on obtaining access to archives and other matters relating to their research into Warwickshire history.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 154-6  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 200-1
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 152-3

From:Sir Simon Archer
To:William Dugdale
Date:[spring 1636]
Summary:Archer sends Dugdale papers relating to Dudley, which may ease his access to the castle's archive.
Comment:Undated - before 1644, when Mr Ward became Lord Dudley.
Reference:Merevale, HT3B

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:13 June 1636
Summary:Reports on visit to Staffordshire and arrangements for his visit to Archer.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 157  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 201
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 155-6

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:3 October 1636
Summary:Reports on progress of research and asks Archer to let him know of his plans for visiting Tamworth castle. He will visit Archer on his return from the West Country.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 158-9  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 201
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 161-2

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:18 November 1636
Summary:Reports on his contacts with Robert Arden, Lord Digby and the Bishop of Lichfield. The finishing of the Rous Roll is proving tedious work.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 159-60  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 202
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 164-5

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:23 March 1637
Summary:Reports completion of transcription of Erdeswicke's history of Staffordshire and visits to William Burton and Sir Thomas Leigh.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 161-2  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 202-3
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 167-8

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:26 March 1637
Summary:Sending Archer a pedigree and other records for Lord Windsor. He is to visit Sir Thomas Leigh, hoping to borrow the Stoneleigh Leger book. Asks Archer to let him know his plans for visiting London. Postscript reports news of the mortal sickness of Lady Burdett.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 162-3  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 203
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 169

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:1 April 1637
Summary:Commiserates with Archer over death of Sir Thomas Puckering. He is going to Wiltshire, but will only stay two days. Bemoans poor state of Sir Simon Montfort's valuable papers.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 163-4  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 203-4
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 171-2

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:11 April 1637
Summary:Announces intention to visit Archer and accompany him to the sessions. Sends him Sir Thomas Leigh's book, but tells him not to bother about transcribing it, as he may supply a suitable scribe.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 165-6  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 204
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 173-4

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:5 June 1637
Summary:Concerning the efforts to obtain Dugdale a poursuivant's place in the College of Arms.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 166-7  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 204-5
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 175-6

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:30 September 1637
Summary:Reports on his collection of church notes and on contacts with Sir Simonds D'Ewes and William Burton.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 167-8  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 205
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 183-4

From:Sir Simon Archer, Banbury
To:William Dugdale
Date:15 November 1637
Summary:Concerning the records Dugdale will search while in London and a complication over the bill for the stabling of their horses on the journey.
Comment:Draft
Reference:Hamper, 168-9  Link to Internet Archive
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 190

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:28 November 1637
Summary:Reports on the progress of his researches in London, where Sir Christopher Hatton is pressing him to stay longer. Sends the latest news.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 169-70  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 205
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 192-3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
To:William Dugdale
Date:17 January 1638
Summary:Welcomes news that William Burton intends to publish a new edition of the Description of Leicestershire. He has seen the Coventry Leger book; his cousin Gregory is happy for them to transcribe it, but will not lend it out.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 171-2  Link to Internet Archive
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 207

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:17 January 1638
Summary:He is returning to London at Sir Christopher Hatton's urgent request. Reports that Burton intends to start printing his book in the spring and Sir Simonds D'Ewes will write the preface. Asks whether he has gained access to the Coventry Leger book.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 173-5  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 206

From:Sir Simon Archer
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:[spring 1638]
Summary:Concerning Dugdale's work in London and sending greetings to their acquaintance, including Sir Christopher Hatton and Richard Gascoigne.
Comment:Undated draft
Reference:Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 215

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:15 February 1638
Summary:Reports on progress of his research and sends greetings from Sir Christopher Hatton, Samuel Roper and Sir Thomas Shirley. He has met the Kentish antiquary Sir Edward Dering.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 175-6  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 206-7
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 212-3

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:26 February 1638
Summary:Reports on progress of work in London, where he is staying with Hatton. Reminds Archer about getting the artist currently at Warwick to draw the monuments. Sendds regards from Hatton, Sir Henry Spelman and Sir Henry St George.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 176-8  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 207
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 217-8

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:8 April 1638
Summary:Acknowledges receipt of letter from Archer. Promises to assist Archer's son Thomas in any way he can.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 28,564, 208
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 229-30

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:12 April 1638
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of book from Archer for Hatton, who is not yet in town. He has delivered some of his letters, but Sir David Cunningham is not in London.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 28,564, 208
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 232b-232c

From:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
To:William Dugdale, London
Date:16 April 1638
Summary:Enclosing a letter for Dugdale to give to his son John. He has told John to help Dugdale with his attempt to obtain a place in the College of Arms. He wants Dugdale to introduce John to Hatton and explain to him what he should do in relation to obtaining the office of Keeper of the Records in the Tower.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 178-9  Link to Internet Archive
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 233

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:3 May 1638
Summary:Explains that Hatton has abandoned idea of buying the office of Keeper. Praises John Archer and suggests that he might undertake the ilustration of the Warwickshire monuments for their work. Explains that he will have to abandon work on the Warwickshire project to Archer and his son, because he lacks the resources to continue.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 179-81  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 208-9
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 236-7

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:15 May 1638
Summary:Apologises for not visiting Archer, during his short return home. Repeats intention to resign from the Warwickshire project, explaining at some length the amount of work required and the difficulties involved.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 181-4  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 209-10
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 239-40

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:21 May 1638
Summary:Seeking Archer's assistance as a justice on behalf of the Poor Rate payers of Shustoke.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 28,564, 210-11
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 242-3

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:17 June 1638
Summary:Announcing Hatton's offer to support him in finishing the Warwickshire project, provided Archer does not want to take it on himself, and his own consequent willingness to continue. Suggests Archer and John should be responsible for the illustration of the monuments.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 185-6  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 211
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 253-4

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:19 November 1638
Summary:Discusses the progress of his research. Having seen Burton's revised text in London, he finds it is 'foully faulty' and needs revision, though he thinks Burton will be reluctant to accept this. Sends Archer the latest news.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 188-9  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 212
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 256-7

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:21 May 1639
Summary:Reports on his progress and a meeting with Mr Dormer concerning the manor of Budbroke. The news of the Scottish campaign is uncertain.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 190  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 212-13
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 264-5

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:3 June 1639
Summary:Returning a book on Cheshire Archer had lent to Hatton. He had hoped to visit him while in Warwickshire, but will not have time.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 28,564, 213
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 266-7

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:10 June 1639
Summary:Apologising for not visiting Archer and sending him the transcription of the heraldic visitation of Warwickshire. Hopes John Archer might be encourged to undertake a collection of seals and that Archer will lend Hatton his church notes for Northamptonshire. He has visited Sir Robert Fisher to prove his exemption from local levies and seeks Archer's help in ensuring his area's charge is consequently reduced.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 191-2  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 213-4
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 269-70

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:4 August 1639
Summary:Apologises for not visiting Archer, but he has been busy with material sent to him by Sir Francis Nethersole and Mr Chetwynd. He thinks they have now practically seen all the available original evidence in Warwickshire.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 193  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 214
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 278-9

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:1 October 1639
Summary:Concerning the payment of the common fine for the manor of Shustoke.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 28,564, 215
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 296-7

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:4 March 1640
Summary:Arranges to meet Archer at Banbury, so that they can travel on to London together. He is glad a moderate like Archer has been elected to parliament. Postscript: Asks Archer to bring his choicest deeds with him to contribute to the collection Hatton is making.
Comment:Hamper's date is incorrect.
Reference:Hamper, 202-3  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 216-7
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 339-40

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
Date:16 July 1640
Summary:Having failed to meet Archer as intended, he sends him various documents etc. by the bearer, some of which should be passed on to Thomas Habington. He is about to go to Cheshire.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 197-8  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 215-6
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 321-2

From:William Dugdale, Packington
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:[August] 1640
Summary:He has returned from Cheshire. Having an arms painter with him, he will take him to Warwick to record the Beauchamp chapel and hopes that Archer will meet him there.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 198-9  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 217-8
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 342-3

From:William Dugdale
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:5 October 1640
Summary:Apologises for not having visited him, but hopes to see him before he goes to London. Hopes that Archer will be a member of the new parliament. The bearer has a suit before the sessions, which Dugdale hopes Archer will 'further'.
Comment:
Reference:British Library, Add MS 28,564, 216
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 329-30

From:William Dugdale, London
To:Sir Simon Archer
Date:30 November 1640
Summary:He has received Archer's letters, with Thomas Habington's. He will try to answer their queries, but he has little time available.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 201  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 216-7
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 334-5

From:Sir Simon Archer, Tanworth
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1641]
Summary:Letter of introduction for a German Protestant doctor, who is seeking naturalization, and who Archer is sending to Dugdale because of his acquaintance with members of the House of Commons.
Comment:Undated draft
Reference:British Library, Add MS 28,564, 220
Bodleian, MS Eng Lett b 1, 127

From:Sir Simon Archer
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1650]
Summary:Concerning details of Warwickshire research and a dispute over payment for the mending of a tomb.
Comment:Fragment
Reference:Hamper, 247  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1650]
Summary:Concerning details of research on Warwickshire.
Comment:Fragment
Reference:Hamper, 248  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1650]
Summary:Sending notes collected by his son-in-law in Shropshire. Complains of the distraction of being Sir Thomas Puckering's executor.
Comment:Fragment
Reference:Hamper, 249  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:[1650]
Summary:Apologising for not having yet examined the documents from The Priory, Warwick.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3F (part 1)

From:Sir Simon Archer, London
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:21 February 1650
Summary:About having sent two books and hoping to be in Warwickshire before the return of the carrier.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:20 March 1650
Summary:Covering letter, forwarding letters and books from D'Ewes.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 225  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:27 March 1650
Summary:About letters from Dodsworth and D'Ewes and asking for extracts from Dugdale's collections.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:10 September 1650
Summary:Forwarding him a collection of documents from Richard Newdigate.
Comment:Fragment
Reference:Hamper, 239  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:14 October 1650
Summary:Explaining that his daughter's wedding has distracted him from their project'.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:21 October 1650
Summary:Fowarding Dugdale letters from William Bromley and Edward Ferrers.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3F (part 1)

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:5 November 1650
Summary:Sending him materials for use inthe Warwickshire.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 239-41  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:20 November 1650
Summary:Telling him that he has written to Sir John Dryden of Canons Ashby about access to his records relating to Warwickshire.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 243-4  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:3 December 1650
Summary:Sending him documents for the Warwickshire and addressing his queries.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 244-5  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:28 December 1650
Summary:About the sessions rolls that he had viewed with Mr Holbech.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:4 January 1651
Summary:Mentions a letter passed to Dodsworth. Hopes that his troubles over his ward will soon be ended and he will be able to assist Dugdale more.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3G

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:16 May 1651
Summary:Arranging to meet at Solihull.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:10 June 1651
Summary:Concerning the continuing work on the Warwickshire.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 257-8  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:14 July 1651
Summary:Concerning the map of Kineton hundred and other matters for the Warwickshire.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3B

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:11 November 1651
Summary:Concerning the collections of Henry Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 265  Link to Internet Archive

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:16 December 1651
Summary:About urging his cousin Verney, who has recovered from smallpox, to draw the map of Kineton Hundred etc.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
Date:1 February [1652]
Summary:Acknowledging receipt of letter to forward to Dodsworth and asking Dugdale to ask him how estate is settled following death of Lady Bale.
Comment:
Reference:Merevale, HT3B

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:22 March 1653
Summary:Concerning garnering support for the publication of the Warwickshire among the local gentry.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 269  Link to Internet Archive

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:28 November 1653
Summary:Various antiquarian matters, including the suggestion that Dugdale should print one of the available manuscript county histories.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 272-3  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale
Date:8 May 1654
Summary:Concerning the illustrations for the Warwickshire and the pursuit of subscriptions.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 279-80  Link to Internet Archive

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:12 March 1655
Summary:Concerning the engravings and subscribers for the Warwickshire.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 287-8  Link to Internet Archive
Merevale, HT4/3

From:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
To:William Dugdale, Heralds' Office
Date:9 April 1655
Summary:Concerning the engravings for the Warwickshire.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 289-90  Link to Internet Archive

From:William Dugdale, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Simon Archer, Warwick
Date:9 September 1657
Summary:Concerning a copy of William Willington's will.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 328  Link to Internet Archive
Gentleman's Magazine, 1812,vol. 82, pt. 2, no. 3, p. 205
British Library, Add MS 28,564, 219