Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], 1668-03-17

Title

Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], 1668-03-17

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Other secular missionaries

Description

Copy of a letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], the procurator of the Scottish mission. He writes that more than a month ago he wrote to PF about the long and difficult journey of Father Marco and Father Francesco MacDonnelli [Mark and Francis MacDonnell]. He has received them in his own house and provides them with everything they need until help from PF arrives, which, he writes, has to be soon otherwise their suffering will be too great. Giovanni Iruino [John Irvin] has also arrived, likewise without any means of subsistence. [Winster] writes that it is strange to see all these people coming, because he has not been informed by [William Lesley] or by anybody else about their arrival. Since they have PF patents, he will take care of them as best he can. [John Irvin] will soon go to the Highlands, but Father Marco is still too weak. [Winster] has heard about a certain Alessandro Iruino [Alexander Irvin] who is also on his way to Scotland, but it is so far only a rumor. He complains about not having heard from [William Lesley] in two years. Attached there is a letter from Irvin and from the MacDonnell Fathers. The letter dated 17 March 1668.
Additional comments
The author is probably Alexander Winster because he mentions a (signed) letter of his written a month before.

Creator

[Alexander Winster]

Source

APF SOCG 308, 349r-350r

Date

1668-03-17

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 notation reads: "Lettere venute da Scotia, 1668".

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

352

Coverage

Origin: [Scotland]
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

[Alexander Winster], “Letter from [Alexander Winster] to [William Lesley], 1668-03-17,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13338.

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