Special Collections: Ancient Correspondence of the Chancery and the Exchequer
Correspondence, memoranda, petitions and other documents in a series created artificially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the assembly of material from a variety of sources among the records of English royal government. The original archival provenance of many of the items in the series cannot now be determined.
The records are enormously diverse in format, purpose and content, covering the wide range of secular and ecclesiastical subjects which were of direct or indirect interest to the royal government. A few are of a private, rather than a public, nature.
The series includes eyre records which would otherwise be found in JUST 4.
The series is arranged in roughly chronological order, based on the reigns in which the items were, or were thought to have been, written. A number of items subsequently added to the series are in SC 1/64
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