Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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Letters patent were legal documents normally issued by a head of state to grant something to the recipient, such as money, a title, or a right. This one was issued to William Blackstone (Blaxton), of Gibside in County Durham, squire to Sir Nicholas Tempest, Knight, also of County Durham, and a Mr. Chapman, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, during the reign of James I/IV. The purpose of the document is unknown. William Blackstone went on to become the first European settler of Boston and Rhode Island, in 1625. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Publication Date

1613

Time Period

1600-1609

Geographic Location

England

Object Type

text

Format (original)

document

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MSS_658_BlaxtonTempest_1613

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

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