Letter from Alexander Winster to William Lesley, 1665-07-19

Title

Letter from Alexander Winster to William Lesley, 1665-07-19

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports

Description

Letter from the prefect of the Scottish mission Alexander Winster, to its procurator in Rome, William Lesley. Winster explains that he had neither written nor sent any letters to date, for fear that his letters would be opened and read, due to the ongoing war between England and the Netherlands. He writes about the current situation of the mission, among which the fact that he now is the only missionary in Edinburgh, since also the Jesuits left that city. He has several requests: a) a house for the Scottish missionaries in a Catholic country to retire in case of illness or old age; b) more missionaries to be sent to the Scottish mission; and c) money to buy books. He also asks if PF could arrange that John White, brother of the only missionary working in the Highlands at that moment [Francis White] be sent to the same mission. He asks what to do with money sent from PF which he has yet to spend. Letter signed and dated 19 July 1665. 
Date discussed, 1665-11-09
Additional comments

Creator

Alexander Winster

Source

APF SOCG 308, 210r-213v

Date

1665-07-19

Contributor

Addressed to William Lesley

Relation

For a summary of this letter (as well as other letters from the same bundle) and for the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF SOCG 308, 206r-208v, 231v (database item 331). For the discussion of this letter, see: APF ACTA 34, 203r, 224v-227v (same information; not in this database).

Format

Original, signed and dated

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

332

Coverage

Origin: Edinburgh
Destination: Rome

Citation

Alexander Winster, “Letter from Alexander Winster to William Lesley, 1665-07-19,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 4, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13412.

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