Letter from John Irvin to [William Lesley?], 1668-03-05

Title

Letter from John Irvin to [William Lesley?], 1668-03-05

Subject

Scotland
Other secular missionaries
Mission reports

Description

Copy of a letter from Giovanni Iruino [John Irvin] to [William Lesley?]. He writes that in London he got his missionary patent and a letter from Cardinal "arberino" [Albericci], but no money. Some time ago he arrived in Edinburgh where he met [Alexander] Winster, the prefect of the mission, who has given him everything he needed for his ministry, including 10 scudi to travel to the North. He spent the 30 scudi he received from [Patrick?] Cuneo during his travel to Scotland. The letter dated 5 March 1668.
Additional comments
Although the addressee is not mentioned explicitly, it is very likely that it is William Lesley, for two reasons: a) the format of this copy is the same as that of other copies of letters addressed to William Lesley; and b) John Irvin mentions that he plans to write to PF very soon, which makes improbable that this letter is also addressed to PF. 

Creator

John Irvin

Source

APF SOCG 308, 357r-v

Date

1668-03-05

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

356

Coverage

Origin: [Scotland]
Destination: [Rome]

Citation

John Irvin, “Letter from John Irvin to [William Lesley?], 1668-03-05,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 30, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13340.

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