Calverley Papers relating to the Broadcloth Acts of 1725, 1733, 1741 and 1765
These papers mainly concern the renewal of the Broadcloth Acts in 1733 and 1741. They primarily comprise petitions, letters and other documents from Sir Walter Calverley and others. These date from c.1730-c.1768. Each item consists of a single sheet with typed transcripts. The earliest item MS 301/36 did not originally belong with the rest of the collection. This is a receipt for money paid to John Maynard by Henry Calverley, May 1639.
Sir Walter Calverley (ca.1670-1749), who had been created a baronet in 1711, was involved in the presentation to Parliament of a petition advocating a better observance of the Cloth Acts. The petition, framed as a bill, was passed by the House of Commons, but rejected in the Lords.
The MS 301 catalogue is based on an historic inventory, created in 1972. The arrangement of material does not necessarily represent the original order of the archive and it is considered partly processed by an archivist. When making requests to consult, please be aware that there may be discrepancies between description and physical arrangement. The retrievable unit for this collection is file level.