Catalogue description Secretaries of State: State Papers Ireland, Edward VI

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Reference: SP 61
Title: Secretaries of State: State Papers Ireland, Edward VI

Correspondence between Edward VI, the Privy Council, Protector Somerset, the King's chief ministers (including Secretary Sir William Cecil, later Lord Burghley) and the Crown's representative in Ireland (the Lord Deputy), his Council in Ireland, and other officials, including the mayors of Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Dublin and other cities in Ireland. Petitions, draft letters, instructions, reports and miscellaneous papers are included.

Date: 1547-1553

The papers were rearranged and rebound into a chronological sequence by the State Paper Office in the nineteenth century, preparatory to the publication of its calendars. This rearrangement was carried so far that enclosures, in order that they might be placed in correct date order, were often separated from their accompanying letter.The fundamental arrangement of the series has not changed, however, since the publication of the list for the series in 1914.

Separated material:

Large documents are in:

SP 65

SP 66

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 4 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format
Publication note:

The whole series is calendared inCalendar of State Papers relating to Ireland of the reigns of Henry VIII Edward VI Mary and Elizabeth 1509-1573... ed Hans Claude Hamilton (London 1860). Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.

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