Fairhurst Papers (MS 3470-3533)

The Fairhurst Papers acquired in 1988 supplement those purchased in 1963 (MS 2000-19), comprising correspondence originally in Archbishop Laud's study at the time of his imprisonment, including Elizabethan privy council correspondence and papers of Archbishops Grindal and Whitgift on prophesying, a few papers of John Selden who was responsible for rescuing the material from Lambeth and papers of Sir Matthew Hale to whom the Lambeth material descended.