Letter from John Walker to [PF], 1672-08-12, Padua

Title

Letter from John Walker to [PF], 1672-08-12, Padua

Subject

Scotland
Scottish Catholics abroad

Description

Letter from John Walker to PF. He is asking PF for help since he is sick. He has been working for the Scottish mission for 22 years, not only has he administered the sacrements and teached the Holy faith, but he also wrote a book defending Catholicism. Four years ago the left side of his body stoped working, that is why he was forced to leave Aberdeen and go to Edinburgh, where he hoped to recover with the help of the doctors. The doctors advised him to go to a warmer climate, that is why he left for London, but it did not help. Walker met Marquess Huntly and Alexander Winster (missionaries to Scotland), who together with the doctors persuaded him to go to Italy. He made the long trip and with only very little money, he reached Padua. Before leaving Scotland he left Davidem Bornetum [David Burnet] in his place as prefect, but he thinks that especially Alexandrum Vinsterum [Alexander Winster] would be very suitable for the mission. Walker does not have any money to live through his old age, and that is why he asked PF to help him.
Date discussed: 1672-09-05
Additional comments

Creator

John Walker

Source

APF SOCG 435, 354r-v

Date

1672-08-12

Contributor

Adressed to [PF]

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: ACTA 42, 225v-226r.

Format

Original; signed

Language

Latin

Type

Letter

Identifier

758

Coverage

Origin: Padua
Destination: Rome

Citation

John Walker, “Letter from John Walker to [PF], 1672-08-12, Padua,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed January 27, 2021, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13219.

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