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Samples of Writing from the Sixteenth Century

page 94. Sir Walter Raleigh to Mr. Egerton, 1583 -- "Your very lovinge frende...WRawley"

page 99. Henry Harleston (I think) to Thomas Egerton, 1584 - "Your very loving friend"
page 121. Earl of Leicester to Thomas Egerton, 1587
page 131. Lord Derby to Thomas Egerton, 1589 -- "Youre assured lovynge frende allwayes faythefullye to vse H Derby"
page 136. From Alexander Nowell, 1590 -- “yor woorshyppe to my little habilitie  Alexandre Nowell”
page 139. illegible note from W Burghley -- "forasmuch as … question is made touching…you to cause a new book to be made"
page 229. illegible from W Lambard, 1596
page 239. “Ita est: Tobis Duresme” 1597
page 272. Francis Bacon, 1597 (illegible)

All samples from:

The Egerton Papers. A Collection of Public and Private Documents, chiefly illustrative of the times of Elizabeth and James I. From the original manuscripts, the property of the Right Hon. Lord Francis Egerton, M.P. President of the Camden Society. Edited by J. Payne Collier, Esq. F.S.A. London: Printed for the Camden Society, By John Bowyer Nichols and Son, Parliament Street. M.DCCC.XL.


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