A collection of miscelleneous deeds, legal documents and other items from the papers of Sir Robert Clayton and his partner John Morris. The majority of items (RYCH/3720-3806) relate to London. Places in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Suffolk, Surrey and the West Riding of Yorkshire are also represented by one or two items each.
Sir Robert Clayton Documents
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- ReferenceGB 133 RYCH/3699-3849
- Dates of Creation1596-1778
- Physical Description37 subseries; 151 items.
Scope and Content
Rylands accession no. R83813. Purchased by the John Rylands Library at auction at Sotheby's on 20 March 1940 (Lots 694-715), through the London booksellers Maggs Brothers Ltd, for £27 12s 10d, along with English MS 959.
The letters which were acquired in 1940 with the present collection of documents are now kept separately as Rylands English MS 959.
From the Clayton papers.