Calverley papers : petitions, letters and other documents from Sir Walter Calverley, John Richardson, Joseph Armitage, Sir William Blackett, Henry Hitch, Cavendish Nevile, Sir Miles Stapylton, Thomas Stroother, and others, concerning the Broadcloth Acts of 1725, 1733, 1741 and 1765

Scope and Content

Item 36 is a receipt for money paid to John Maynard by Henry Calverley, 19 May 1639. The other items are of the period ca.1730-ca.1768. Each document (except no. 36) is accompanied by up to 3 copies of a typed transcript. There are also 20 sheets of explanatory material.

Administrative / Biographical History

The papers mainly concern the renewal of the Broadcloth Acts in 1733 and 1741. Sir Walter Calverley, (ca.1670-1749) who had been created a baronet in 1711, was involved in the presentation to Parliament of a petition advocating a better observance of the Cloth Acts. The petition, framed as a bill, was passed by the House of Commons, but rejected in the Lords

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Mr Clarke-Thornhill, 1922


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 25 and the Letters database

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