MC:P261/MS11 Papers on the Dispute, including letters from John Hough, bought 1959
The collection contains a three-page account of the proceedings against Magdalen College purchased from Sotheran (page from the sale catalogue is kept with the account). The collection also contains a letter from Hough (now Bishop of Worcester dated 16 Aug. 1738 and a letter from James Newlin at Corpus Christi College, Oxford dated 18 Jan. 1687/8 to his brother, mainly about the affairs of Magdalen College. It was purchased from I. K. Fletcher, bookseller, London, 18 May 1959.
A contemporary manuscript record (four handwritten pages) of James II’s interview with the fellows of the college when he attempted to force them to appoint his nominee, Samuel Parker, bishop of Oxford with a verbatim account of the conservation that took place. A page from Sotheran’s sale catalogue that outlines the contents of the manuscript is kept with it.
MC:P261/MS11/2 16 Aug 1738
A personal letter from John Hough, as Bishop of Worcester, to Sr. Hough.
MC:P261/MS11/3 18 Jan 1687/8
Letter from James Newlin at Corpus Christi College to his brother concerning the events at Magdalen College.
MC:P261/MS11/4 6 Mar 1686/7
Letter from John Hough (address, Magdalen College) to Robert Southwell, reflecting on currents events in Oxford, not least the suspicious behaviour of John Massie, Dean of Christ Church.
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