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John Barwick, Correspondence concerning the Restoration. English, 1659-c. 1670

 

John Barwick, Fellow of St John's College (1612-64): correspondence with Sir Edward Hyde, later Earl of Clarendon (1609-74), immediately prior to the Restoration of Charles II, 1659-60, and associated papers. Except where otherwise stated, all letters are to Barwick. Several address him by an alias. The deciphered letters and other papers are all printed in the appendices to [Hilkiah Bedford, ed.], Vita Johannis Barwick (London, 1721), pp. 304-464, and in the English edition of 1724:

  1. [Edward Hyde] to 'B'; 4 May 1659 (received 25 May)
  2. [Edward Hyde] to 'Mr Burden'; 4 June 1659 (received 31 May O.S.)
  3. [Edward Hyde] to 'Mr Brookes'; 12 June 1659 (received 10 June O.S.)
  4. Barwick to Hyde, 21 June with postscript 27 June
  5. Two copies of the numeric cipher used for many of the following letters
  6. [Edward Hyde] to 'B'; Brussels, 27 June 1659 (received 24 June O.S.)
  7. A deciphered copy of 6, in Barwick's hand
  8. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 8 June [recte July] 1659 ('Received not till Aug. 29')
  9. A deciphered copy of 8, in Barwick's hand
  10. Edward Hyde to 'Mr B'; Brussels, 25 July 1659 (received 10 Nov.)
  11. Edward Hyde to 'Mr Burges'; Brussels, 28 July 1659 (received 24 July O.S.)
  12. A deciphered copy of 11, in Barwick's hand
  13. Extract from a letter from Barwick to Hyde, 14 Sep. 1659
  14. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 26 Sep. 1659 (received 13 Oct.)
  15. A deciphered copy of 14, in Barwick's hand
  16. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 29 Sep. 1659 (received 10 Nov.)
  17. Deciphered copies of 10 and 16, in Barwick's hand
  18. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 17 Oct. 1659
  19. A deciphered copy of 18, in Barwick's hand
  20. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 21 Nov. 1659 (received 20 Nov. O.S.)
  21. A deciphered copy of 20, in Barwick's hand
  22. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 28 Nov. 1659
  23. A deciphered copy of 22, in Barwick's hand
  24. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 5 Dec. 1659 (received 19 Dec.)
  25. A deciphered copy of 24, in Barwick's hand
  26. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 26 Dec. 1659 (received 2 Jan. 1660)
  27. A deciphered copy of 26, in Barwick's hand
  28. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 12 Jan. 1660 (received 12 Jan. O.S.)
  29. A deciphered copy of 28, in Barwick's hand
  30. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 14 Jan. 1660 (received 26 [Jan.])
  31. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 16 Jan. 1660 (received 26 [Jan.])
  32. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 22 Jan. 1660
  33. A deciphered copy of 32, in Barwick's hand
  34. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 20 Feb. 1660 (received 19 Feb. O.S.)
  35. A deciphered copy of 34, with some further transcript of the same date, all in Barwick's hand
  36. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 8 Mar. 1660 (received 6 Mar. O.S.)
  37. A deciphered copy of 36, in Barwick's hand
  38. Edward Hyde; Brussels, 2 Apr. 1660
  39. A deciphered copy of 38, in Barwick's hand
  40. Edward Hyde; Breda, 16 Apr. 1660
  41. A deciphered copy of 40, in Barwick's hand
  42. Edward Hyde; Breda, 22 Apr. 1660
  43. A deciphered copy of 42, in Barwick's hand
  44. Charles II, 'Instructions for our Commissioners within the City of London and the libertyes thereof', [Apr. 1660?], a copy in Barwick's hand
  45. Blank commission, signed 'Charles R', appointing commanders in chief of royalist forces in particular counties. Brussels, 14 Jan. 1660 (N.S.). It was intended for Sir Thomas Middleton, designated as commander of the forces in North Wales in 30 above.
  46. Note of the pre-Commonwealth chapel plate in King's College [c. 1660], in Barwick's hand
  47. Petition of the Gentlemen, Ministers, Freeholders and others of Northamptonshire, to General Monck [c. May 1660]
  48. Thomas Holder's memoir of his service in the Royalist cause and his recollections of John Barwick, in an undated letter to Dr [Peter] Barwick, [c. 1670]
  49. [?Gilbert Sheldon] to [?John Barwick], 10 Jan. [?1660]. The attribution to Sheldon is made by B. H. G. Wormald of Peterhouse in letters to the Librarian dated 6 Feb., 14 Feb., and 19 Apr. 1937, held with the MS.
  50. Memorandum of leases on episcopal property in the dioceses of Hereford and Norwich, no date. In Barwick's hand.
  51. A receipt for £100, signed by Charles II; Brussels, 1 Apr. 1660. Loose in vol. The original is in H.9b.
Supplementary information 

315x235 mm. Unfoliated. College bookplate (eighteenth century) inside front cover.

Autographs of Edward Hyde, Gilbert Sheldon (?) and John Barwick. Paper, some of the letters badly torn and somewhat faded. Late seventeenth or early eighteenth-century binding: leather on boards.

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