Letters

Scope and Content

From William Arthur Shaw, (1865-1943), archivist and historian.

201/1 17 Jan 1898 [?], comments on an extract from parliamentary roll XXI Richard II m. 4, transcript attached.

201/2 27 Oct 1916, asks if would send a copy of The Domesday Survey of Cheshire to the Public Record Office Library.

201/3 12 May 1917, comments on a manuscript in the custody of Rev. Dowson of Hyde, which he had transcribed and published. Discusses influence of Unitarianism in nonconformist churches in the 18th century, the relations between ministers and congregations, and notes inadequate documentation of the subject. Feels that a festschrift for A. W. Ward would be a good idea (former tutor of both Tait and Shaw).

201/4 dated 'Sunday', difficulty in answering Tait's query discusses relations between Quarter Sessions and Exchequer records concerning recusants.

201/5 28 Jul 1940, reminiscences of students days at Owens, memories of G A Wood and Robert Dunlop, asks after Ernest Axon; personal news.

Related Material

JRUL has custody of Shaw's papers, English MSS 441-467, 472-477 and 873, mostly relating to his research, especially for his works A History of the English Church during the Civil Wars under the Commonwealth and The Knights of England.