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Letters to Sir George Fleming, Bishop of Carlisle, from Mrs. Mary Fleming

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8495

Scope and Contents

With one exception the letters listed below were written to Bishop Fleming by his sister-in-law, Mary Fleming (née Fletcher), widow of his brother Henry. Mrs. Fleming seems to have lived in London throughout the period covered by the correspondence, and her letters acquaint the Bishop (who spent a large part of each year in his diocese) with ecclesiastical and political gossip, news of relatives and friends, and the rents of certain episcopal properties that she has received on his behalf.


  • Creation: 1735-1747


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

These letters were purchased by Cambridge University Library in 1986 from Charles Higham, antiquarian bookseller.

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