Treasury Order for the purchase of Bishop John Moore's Library
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Order of the Treasury Commissioners for the payment of £6400 to Samuel Clarke, D.D., executor of John Moore, bishop of Ely, for the purchase of Bishop Moore's library, 24 October 1715, signed by Sir R. Walpole, Earl of Orford, D. Finch, Earl of Winchilsea, and T. Newport, Lord Torrington, 2 folios. The order is endorsed by the Earl of Denbigh and the Earl of Halifax. On fo. 1v is the receipt signed by Samuel Clarke, 9 November 1715, and witnessed by William Ireland. The order is accompanied by a letter from John Charles Fox to Francis Jenkinson, 11 October 1905.
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The order was presented around 1840 to John Fox by one of his friends who found it in a fishmonger's shop in Hungerford Market intended for wrapping, the fishmonger having bought it with several tons of documents from the Treasury. It descended from Fox to his son John Charles Fox, of Kensington. John Fox gave it to Cambridge University Library in 1805.
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