Letter of Elizabeth I

Classmark: THAR/8/3/1/3/3

Language: English
Origin: England, Otland (Surrey)
Date: 2 September 1587
Material: Paper. Watermark; BC flanking rounded quatrefoil, tassels below (not in Briquet))
Physical Description: ca. 236 x 344 mm, applied papered wafer seal (Signet of Elizabeth I) lower left
Contents: Letter on behalf of Raffe Bowes, ‘pensioner’, (unidentified) requesting the Master and Fellows lease the manors of Mutford and ‘Turk’, Herts., to Bowes for 21 years from Michaelmas 1587. Sign manual of Elizabeth I at head
Script: Secretary hand
Provenance: Kept by Trinity Hall since receipt
Notes: Modern repairs to document. Document has creases where it was folded as a letter. On reverse: ‘Raffe Bowes Esquier’; address ‘To … trustie and welbeloved the MS [Master] and fellowes of Trinitie Hall in Cambridge’; faint traces of wax seal; endorsed ‘Mutfords Drawer, 108′.
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