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Legal papers concerning church attendance, etc. of Norfolk Recusants

Call Number: MS 106


Legal papers: certificates and evidence taken concerning church attendance, etc. during the Protestant Reformation in Elizabethan England. Apparently originals, kept together after being issued by the Commission; include signatures. (Item 2 is a fair copy largely in a single hand.)


  • 1591

Language of Materials

English; some Latin

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case: 6 items (formerly)) : Written in varied informal secretary hands. The bulk of item 2 is in a more formal secretary hand. Paper.

Physical Location

MS 106

Custodial History

Hofmann-Freeman acquisition, 1969

Processing Information

Item 1 was previously strung on a piece of tawed leather (?), now item 6, as a file: the file-string holes are in the top left corner of each document. It proved impossible to consult the separate documents without tearing them, so the front knot (reef-knot) was untied and retied after removal of the string. The documents remain in the order in which they were strung.

Guide to the the Norfolk Recusants Collection
Legal papers concerning church attendance, etc. of Norfolk Recusants
Finding aid prepared by alh, September 3, 1986. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
The Norfolk Recusants Collection, MS 106, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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