Catalogue description Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, Elizabeth I: Large Documents

Search within or browse this series to find specific records of interest.

Date range

Details of SP 13
Reference: SP 13
Title: Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, Elizabeth I: Large Documents

The archives of the principal secretaries of state of Elizabeth I, as they survived in official custody.

Documents similar to those in SP 12 but too large to be bound into the standard volumes. Many of the parchment records are private, relating to land and property (leases, sales, accounts, rentrolls, etc). The dean and chapter of St Paul's appear regularly, and there is some material relating to estates inherited as a minor by Edward Russell, Earl of Bedford. Official papers relating to defence are also frequent. Other items of more than private significance include papers on Archbishop John Whitgift's reforms of the ecclesiastical courts in 1587.

The records include a few items from the reigns of Edward VI, Mary and James I, as well as some Border Papers and documents from the Channel Islands.

Date: 1547-1624

Most of the records have been arranged in chronological order.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 9 case(s)
Publication note:

Most of the records are calendared in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Edward VI Mary and Elizabeth R Lemon and M A E Green eds (London 1856-1870). 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Unpublished finding aids: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, Elizabeth I (formerly introductory note to SP 12)

Have you found an error with this catalogue description?