Letter from [John] Walker to William Lesley, 1665-07-16

Title

Letter from [John] Walker to William Lesley, 1665-07-16

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Retirement missionaries

Description

Copy of a letter from John Walker to the procurator of the Scottish mission in Rome, William Lesley. He writes to have received a letter from the procurator. With this letter Walker wants to underline a few points made in his letter to PF so that Lesley can clarify these for PF. He has left this letter for PF open, so that Lesley can first read it himself. The most important issues are: a) the enormous need of books; b) the achievements of Francis White in the Highlands; and c)the problem of housing within Scotland (particularly in Edinburgh), and outside Scotland, regarding establishing a place where missionaries can retire. He also notes that he has sent a letter to Patrizio Coneo, which will tell Lesley more about the mission. The original letter is dated 16 July 1665. 
Date discussed, 1665-11-09
Additional comments

Creator

John Walker

Source

APF SOCG 308, 218r-220r, 221v

Date

1665-07-16

Contributor

Addressed to William Lesley

Relation

For a summary of this letter (as well as other letters from the same bundle) and the related decision, 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

Copy, unsigned, dated

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

334

Coverage

Origin: [Scotland]
Destination: Rome

Citation

John Walker, “Letter from [John] Walker to William Lesley, 1665-07-16,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed August 4, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13414.

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