Altham Family: Correspondence

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

2 volumes of correspondence, arranged chronologically, with an index volume. The correspondents include Alice Altham (12 letters, 1638-60); Edward Altham (27, 1644-84); Elizabeth Altham (d.1647) (letter and will, 1642-46); Emmanuel Altham (15, 1652-63); Sir James Altham (143, 1634-75), James Altham (1663-97) (1, undated), Joane, Lady Altham (77, c.1618-60); John Altham (35, 1636-58); Leventhorpe Altham (57, 1634-81); Mary Altham (daughter of Thomas Altham) (12, including particulars, deeds of resignation and the assignment of her estate, 1647-48); Peyton Altham (1, 1716); Roger Altham, Archdeacon of Middlesex (1, 1716); Mary, Lady Bankes (wife of Sir John Bankes) (9, c.1618-30 and 1653); Ralph Brownrigg, Bishop of Exeter (1, 1653); Frances, Countess of Carbery (wife of 2nd Earl of Carbery) (1, 1647); Thomas Dixie (1, 1638); William Flathers (1, 1634); Sir William Halton (1, 1664); Sir Charles Leventhorpe (2, 1646-51); Sir John Leventhorpe (2, including an account of his estate, 1648-49); Sir Thomas Leventhorpe (2, 1650-57); Sir William Masham (1, 1636); Sir Thomas Smith (Smijth) (1, 1640); Mary, Lady Spencer (later Lady Wortley) (12, including will, 1636-57); Zouche Tate (1, 1649); Mary, Lady Tufton (4, 1661-64); Sir John Tufton (1, 1659); Bridget, Lady Tyrrell (3, 1650-58); Sir Peter Tyrrell (3, 1659-68); and Sir Thomas Wortley (1, 1639).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Altham family was from Mark Hall, near Harlow, Essex. The collection focuses on James Altham (1614-75), knighted in 1661; his mother Lady (Joane) Altham (1591-c.1660); his wife Alice Altham; and his brothers John Altham (1616-58), a lawyer; Leventhorpe Altham (1618-81); Edward Altham (b.1620); and Emmanuel Altham. Leventhorpe Altham was the successor to his brother at Mark Hall.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Dr. J. E. J. Altham, 1994.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

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