Catalogue description Duchy of Lancaster: Letters and Diplomatic Documents

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Details of DL 34
Reference: DL 34
Title: Duchy of Lancaster: Letters and Diplomatic Documents

This miscellaneous series of letters and diplomatic documents from the Duchy of Lancaster archive falls into two parts.

First, letters and writs sent to Duchy officers which concerned the day to day administration of the Duchy's affairs.

Second, letters which belonged to the archives of other families, principally those of Bohun and Neville, whose estates were acquired by the Duchy.

Included also are two documents relating to the treaty which John of Gaunt made with the king of Portugal in 1372, and two documents of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Date: 1129-1596
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English, French and Latin
Physical description: 1 bundle(s)

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