Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William] Lesley, 1668-04-04

Title

Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William] Lesley, 1668-04-04

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Other secular missionaries

Description

Copy of a letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William] Lesley. He states that he has written so much in his previous letters, that he has not much left to tell, until he receives a response; he has not received anything in two years. The attached letter to PF [which is not there anymore] should provide enough information. Winster wants to know whether Alessandro Iruino [Alexander Irvin] is to be counted among the missionaries, since he has no patent or recommandation. He complains about the need of money and the fact that the financial support always arrives too late. He furthermore writes that the Marquis of Huntly has gone to London, but will probably need to come back to Edinburgh. He also notes that all of his companions are doing well except for Marco Macdonel [Mark MacDonnell] who is still ill. He gave him the money he needed, as well as to Giovanni Irvino [John Iruin], and to the others in Edinburgh. The letter dated 4 April 1668.
Additional comments

Creator

[Alexander Winster]

Source

APF SOCG 308, 351r-352r

Date

1668-04-04

Contributor

Addressed to [William] Lesley

Relation

This item belongs to a compilation of copies that were made at the same time. The compilation includes database items 351-359 and 368 (APF SOCG 308, 345r-362v). On f. 362v, which is the last page of the compilation, a note reads: "Lettere venute da Scotia, 1668".

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

353

Coverage

Origin: [Scotland]
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

[Alexander Winster], “Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William] Lesley, 1668-04-04 ,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13337.

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