The Rawdon Papers (1819)

Author: Dr John Bramhall

Book ID: 68452

Price: 350.00

The Rawdon Papers. Consisting of Letters on Various Subjects, Literary, Political, and Ecclesiastical. To and from Dr. John Bramhall, Primate of Ireland. Including the correspondence of Several most Eminent Men during the Greater Part of the Seventeenth Century. Faithfully Printed from the Originals; and Illustrated with Literary and Historical Notes, by the Rev. Edward Berwick. London: J. Nichols & Son, 1819. First Edition. Pp430. Half navy morocco, over cloth boards, title stamped in gilt to spine. A fine bright copy.

Introduction consists of a biographical sketch of John Bramhall, with a copy of his will and that of his wife Ellianor Bramhall.

The Rawdon Papers is the chief printed sourcebook for the life and times of the 17th century Irish primate John Bramhall (1594-1663). A Yorkshireman from Pontefract (famous for its licorice), he arrived in Ireland in troubled times, under Charles I, to take up the post of Treasurer of Christ Church, Dublin. Bramhall’s papers descended through his eldest daughter to the Rawdon family.

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