Herring, Thomas (1693-1757)

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      GB 109 HERRING
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      4 volumes

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Papers of Thomas Herring (1693-1757), Archbishop of Canterbury 1747-57


These form part of the Archbishops' Papers. These in turn form part of the archives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, which also comprise: Bishops' Meetings records (BM), Cartae Antiquae et Miscellaneae (Lambeth Charters) (CM), Convocation records (Conv), Court of Arches records (Arches), Faculty Office records (F), Lambeth Conference papers (LC), Temporalities records (ED and T), including correspondence on the Archbishops' estates (TR 8-36), and Vicar General records (V).

The provenance of the Early Modern Archbishops' Papers, including the Herring papers, is complex. This is an artificial collection which was brought together between 1982 and 1984 (see the Library's annual reports). It comprises for the most part papers acquired in the 18th century (which relate to other papers which had been placed long ago in the MSS series), but also selected papers from the archive of the Vicar General which were transferred in at this time to accompany them. There is a considerable overlap with other series in the Library, notably the records of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

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Other Finding Aids

New descriptions by Richard Palmer, 2014, in the Library catalogue.

Earlier descriptions based on Melanie Barber, 'Early Modern Archbishops' Papers: list of papers, 1664-1828' (typescript), are available on the National Archives Discovery site < http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk>.

Related Material

Some papers of Thomas Herring are found amongst the papers of his successor Thomas Secker. See especially MSS 1122-1123 and Secker 4, 6, and 7.

Further Herring papers are found in MSS 1155, 1162 and 1165.