Letter from [John] Walker to [William] Lesley, 1668-10-24

Title

Letter from [John] Walker to [William] Lesley, 1668-10-24

Subject

Scotland
Other secular missionaries
Petitions for faculties
Scottish colleges

Description

Copy of a letter from John Walker, prefect of the Scottish mission, to William Lesley. He writes about the fact that Giovanni Iruino [John Irvin] has arrived in Scotland with a letter from Cardinal Barberini which assured him (travel) provisions, however he is yet to recieve anything. Another priest, Alessandro Iruino [Alexander Irvin] has arrived six months ago from the Scottish College in Paris without any faculties and without provision; Walker asks Lesley to request both from PF. He writes not to have heard anything from the Highlands yet, however, he has received a letter from mister Burnet, who in name of Lesley, asked if the missionaries could write more often to PF. Walker says that he will do this punctually. He furthermore writes about the need of chalices, "ornaments" [for mass] and books, indicating which books are most needed. He also writes about the fact that Giouanni Meinez [John Menzies] has written a book called 'Papismus Lucifugus' against Father Dempstero, and that he hopes the Jesuits will write an answer to it.
Additional comments

Creator

[John] Walker

Source

APF SOCG 308, 437r-43rv, 448v

Date

1668-10-24

Contributor

Addressed to [William] Lesley

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

366

Coverage

Origin: Scotland
Destination: Rome

Citation

[John] Walker, “Letter from [John] Walker to [William] Lesley, 1668-10-24,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13329.

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