Letter from Alexander Winster and Thomas Lumsden to the PF secretary, Mario Alberizzi, 1661-09-10, Aberdeen

Title

Letter from Alexander Winster and Thomas Lumsden to the PF secretary, Mario Alberizzi, 1661-09-10, Aberdeen

Subject

Scotland

Description

Letter from Alexander Winster and Thomas Lumsden to Mario Alberizzi, PF secretary. Winster and Lumsden report the death (2 September 1661 ) of the prefect of the mission, William Ballantyne, and note the great esteem in which he was held by both Catholics and others. They also report about the need of Irish missionaries for the Highlands and the Hebrides, and the possibility to send Francis White and his companions, as they have served that mission in the past. Attached to this letter is a report by William Lesley, the procurator of the Scottish mission in Rome. He lists the (secular) missionaries present in Scotland and their qualities. Their names are: Giouanni Valchero [John Walker], Thomas Lumsden, Alexander Winster, Alessandro Leto [Alexander Leith], and Giliberto Graio [Gilbert Gray]. This list is dated 4 June 1662. The letter from Winster and Lumsden is signed and dated 10 September 1661. The letter was discussed on 12 June 1662. After weighing all candidates, the cardinals decide to appoint Winster to the task of prefect.
Date discussed 1662-06-12
Additional comments

Creator

Alexander Winster
Thomas Lumsden

Source

APF SOCG 308, 171r-172v, 176v-177v

Date

1661-09-10

Contributor

Addressed to Mario Alberizzi

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 31, 124r, 134r-v (same information, not in this database).

Format

Original, signed and dated

Language

Italian

Type

Letter

Identifier

329

Coverage

Origin: Aberdeen
Destination: Rome

Citation

Alexander Winster and Thomas Lumsden, “Letter from Alexander Winster and Thomas Lumsden to the PF secretary, Mario Alberizzi, 1661-09-10, Aberdeen,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 25, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13461.

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