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1638

14 letters

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, Blyth Hall
To:Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Stow Hall
Date:25 August 1638
Summary:Thanks him for his letter of 3 July and for his invitation to visit him, which he hopes to do next summer. Discusses their mutual research.
Comment:
Reference:Hamper, 186-7  Link to Internet Archive
British Library, Harleian 374, 107

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