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Details of SP 15
Reference:SP 15
Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, Edward VI - James I: Addenda

Additional material from the reigns of Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I and James I, not known when SP 10-SP 14 were created, assembled both from different series of records kept by the State Paper Office itself including Border Papers and Channel Island Papers, and from entirely separate collections not previously connected to the State Paper Office. The series was formed

Most of the disparate material was sorted and bound up in volume form between the 1850s and the 1870s, except for five original items within the series which remained separate. The Border Papers include correspondence of both the Council of the North and the Wardens of the Marches (with both the Scottish and English courts) and so include papers relating to the Northern Rebellion of 1569-1570.

Other documents in the series are unofficial papers addressed to residents abroad, containing domestic information, and similar papers, written from abroad, by travellers or English Catholic fugitives living in France and the Low Countries.

In addition, the series includes papers redated from the earlier chronological arrangement for SP 10 - SP 14, following further investigation, certain papers from 'Exchequer sacks', and documents removed from the Conway Papers including a collection of holograph letters from Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, to Elizabeth I. The former Conway Papers for the reign of James I now in this series fill many gaps in the State Paper Office's records.

Date: 1547-1625

The records are arranged in chronological order.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Physical description: 43 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in microform only
Publication note: The records are calendared in: Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Mary I ed. C S Knighton (Public Record Office 1998); Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth 1601-1603; with Addenda 1547-1565 ed. M A E Green (London 1870); Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth Addenda 1566-1579 ed. M A E Green (London 1871); and Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth and James I Addenda 1580-1625 ed. R Lemon (London 1872). Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.
Unpublished finding aids: See also Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, Edward VI - James I: Addenda (formerly introductory note to SP 15)

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