Sir Robert Clayton Documents

Scope and Content

A collection of miscelleneous deeds, legal documents and other items from the papers of Sir Robert Clayton and his partner John Morris. Eighteen items (RYCH/3676-3693) relate to London. Places in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Suffolk are also represented by one or two items each.

Acquisition Information

Rylands accession no. R78857. Purchased by the John Rylands Library at auction at Sotheby's on 15 November 1937 (Lot 435), through the London booksellers Maggs Brothers Ltd, for £14 18s 3d, along with English MS 906.

Separated Material

The letters which were acquired in 1937 with the present collection of documents are now kept separately as Rylands English MS 906.

Custodial History

From the Clayton papers.