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Finding Aid for the Pole Family News Collection 1681-1713 MS.1951.021
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Manuscript News-Letters Series 1.  1681-1710

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (2.5 boxes)

Scope and Contents

Manuscript news sheets sent from London to members of the Pole family, which include reporting on trials, weather, natural disasters, marriages, deaths and illnesses, foreign news (from Ireland and Scotland, Europe, the Americas, Turkey and Morocco), parliamentary decisions and military campaigns. For example, letters recount both the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk's divorce in 1692 and the seige of Cuneo in 1691.
Most news sheets are addressed to Madam Pole with a few addressed to German Pole, Anne (or Ann) Pole and Samuel Pole. Sometimes surname is spelled Pool or Poole. All sent to Radbourn (or Radbourne or Radburn or Radburne) near Derby except where indicated. Most items include wax seal.
Box 1, Folder 7

1681

General Physical Description note: 1 item

Scope and Contents note

This item is not dated, but it discusses Titus Oates and other events that suggest a dating around 1681. Unaddressed.
Box 1, Folder 1-6

1682

General Physical Description note: 6 items

Scope and Contents note

Addressed to German Pole Esq. Mainly discuss legal proceedings; not much foreign news. All items are dated.
Box 1, Folder 10-14 & 48

1691

General Physical Description note: 6 items

Scope and Contents note

Addressed to Madam Pole. Items undated; dating taken from Luttrell.
Box 1, Folder 8, 15-47, 83, 87-90, 49-50 & 85

1692

General Physical Description note: 42 items

Scope and Contents note

Box 1, folders 8,15-47; Box 2, folders 1-2,35,37,39-42. Addressed to Madam Pole (except folder 39, Feb. 27 unaddressed). Items undated; dating taken from Luttrell. Dating for Box 2, folder 35 (Sept. 10) uncertain.
Box 1, Folder 9, 51-82, 84, 86 & 91-108

1693

General Physical Description note: 53 items

Scope and Contents note

Box 1, folder 9; Box 2, folders 3-34,36,38,43-60. Addressed to Madam Pole at Radbourn except Box 1, folder 9 and Box 2, folders 27,33 and 34 (Aug. 22, Sept. 5, 7, and 9) addressed to Madam Pole at Sr. Richard Newdigates at Arbury near Coventry and Box 2, folder 32 addressed to Madam Pole at the house of Francis Mundy Esq at Osbaston near Leicester. Box 2, folder 26 (Aug. 22) unaddressed. Two items (box 2, folder 17 and folder 26, Aug. 1 and 22) dated; dating for others taken from Luttrell.
Box 2, Folder 1-17

1694

General Physical Description note: 17 items

Scope and Contents note

All items dated. Addressed to Madam Pole except folder 3 (Mar. 23) addressed to Madam Anne Pole.
Box 2, Folder 18-85

1695

General Physical Description note: 68 items

Scope and Contents note

All items dated except box 3, folder 58 and 59 ripped at the corner where dating usually occurs; dating taken from Luttrell. Box 3, folder 18 (Mar. 26) marked 1694 and then written over 1695. Addressed to Madam or Anne Pole (except Box 3, folder 33, Apr. 20 unaddressed).
Box 2, Folder 86-87

1696

General Physical Description note: 2 items

Scope and Contents note

All items dated. Unaddressed.
Box 2, Folder 88

1699

General Physical Description note: 1 item

Scope and Contents note

Dated. Addressed to Madam Pole.
Box 2, Folder 89-106

1704

General Physical Description note: 18 items

Scope and Contents note

All items dated. Addressed to Samuel Pole, Esq. (except folder 39-45, Nov. 21-Dec. 28, addressed to Madam Pole). Mainly discuss legal proceedings. Some signed.
Box 2, Folder 107-126

1705

General Physical Description note: 20 items

Scope and Contents note

Box 4, folders 47-59; Box 5, folders 1-7. All items dated. Addressed to Samuel Pole Esq. except box 4, folder 47-51 (Jan. 8-17) and box 5, folder 3 (Mar. 15) unaddressed. Box 5, folder 4 (Sept. 27) is a letter addressed to "most illustrious cousin & dearest prince" (Samuel Pole?) and signed Joseph. Mainly local and national news, not much foreign news.
Box 3, Folder 1-25

1706

General Physical Description note: 25 items.

Scope and Contents note

All items dated. Addressed to Madam Pole except folder 8-15 (Jan 19-Feb 5?) and folder 29-32 (Mar. 9-Mar. 16) unaddressed. Some signed.
Box 3, Folder 26-29

1707

General Physical Description note: 4 items

Scope and Contents note

All items dated. Unaddressed.
Box 3, Folder 30-33

1710

General Physical Description note: 4 items

Scope and Contents note

All items dated. Mainly local and national news, not much foreign news. One item addressed to Mrs. Ann Pole; signed.
 

Newspapers with Manuscript Additions Series 2.  1695-1713

Physical Description: 2.38 Linear feet (4.5 boxes)

Scope and Contents

Manuscript newspapers primarily addressed to Madam (Anne) Pole at Radbourn near Derby. The surname is sometimes spelled Pool or Poole. Later editions of The Post-Man are sometimes unaddressed and do not include a wax seal.
Arrangement This series is arranged in 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 1: The Post-Boy
  • Subseries 2: The Post-Man.
 

The Post-Boy Subseries 1.  1695-1713

Box 3, Folder 34

August 22-September 21 1695

Physical Description: 13 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 46-58.
Box 3, Folder 35

September 21-24 1695

Physical Description: 1 item. This item is very fragile and torn in the upper righthand corner.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspaper number 59.
Box 3, Folder 36

September 26-November 7 1695

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 61,63,64,66,69,70,72,75,76,78.
The following dates are missing: September 24-26, September 28-October 1, October 5-8, October 10-15, October 19-22, October 24-29, November 2-5.
Box 3, Folder 37

November 7-December 5 1695

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 79, 81, 82, and 84-90.
The following dates are missing: November 9-12, November 16-19.
Box 3, Folder 38

December 5 1695- January 2 1696

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 91-93,95,97-102.
The following dates are missing: December 12-14, December 17-19.
Box 3, Folder 39

January 2-25 1696

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 103-112.
Box 3, Folder 40

January 25-February 18 1696

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 113-122.
Box 3, Folder 41

February 18-March 31 1696

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 123-128,136,138,139.
The following dates are missing: March 3-19, March 21-24.
Box 3, Folder 42

March 28-April 23 1696

Physical Description: 11 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 140-150.
Box 3, Folder 43

April 23-May 16 1696

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 151-160.
Box 3, Folder 44

May 16-June 9 1696

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 161-170.
Box 3, Folder 45

June 9-July 7 1696

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 171-179,181.
The following dates are missing: June 30-July 2.
Box 3, Folder 46

July 11-October 20 1696

Physical Description: 11 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 185, 218-227. The following dates are missing: July 14-September 26.
Box 3, Folder 47

December 12 1696- January 7 1697

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 251-257, 259-261. The following daes are missing: December 29-31.
Box 4, Folder 1

January 7-April 1 1697

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 262,263,265,267,273,276,292,294,296,297. The following dates are missing: January 12-14, January 16-19, January 21-February 2, February 4-9, February 11-18, March 20-23, March 25-27.
Box 4, Folder 2

April 4-24 1697

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 298-307.
Box 4, Folder 3

April 24-May 18 1697

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 308-317.
Box 4, Folder 4

May 18-June 10 1697

Physical Description: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 318-327.
Box 4, Folder 5

June 10-19 1697

Physical Description: 4 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 328-331.
Box 4, Folder 6

November 21 1710- June 28 1711

Physical Description: 7 items. These issues mark a change in The Post-Boy format. The newspaper becomes longer and two woodblock prints appear in the upper corner.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 2423,2483,2489,2512,2215,2516,2517. The following dates are missing: November 24 1710- April 9 1711, April 12-April 24, April 26-June 16, June 16-June 23.
Box 4, Folder 7

July 21 1711- July 14 1713

Physical Description: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 2527,2531,2534,2771,2814,2815,2834,2836.
The following dates are missing: July 24-31 1711, August 2-August 7 1711, August 9 1711-February 10 1713, February 13- May 21 1713, May 23-June 16 1713, June 18-July 7 1713, July 9-July 11 1713.
 

The Post-Man Subseries 2. 1704-1711

Box 4, Folder 8

June 22-July 7, 1704

General Physical Description note: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1287-1292. There are two numbered as 1288 and three numbered as 1290 but the dates are correct.
Box 4, Folder 9

July 11-29 1704

General Physical Description note: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1293-1300.
Box 4, Folder 10

July 29-August 17 1704

General Physical Description note: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1301-1308.
Box 4, Folder 11

August 17-September 5 1704

General Physical Description note: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1309-1313. There are three numbered as 1309 but the dates remain consistent.

General note

There is one loose manuscript letter addressed to Madame Pole.
Box 4, Folder 12

September 5-23 1704

Physical Description: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1314-1321.
Box 4, Folder 13

September 23-October 12 1704

Physical Description: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1322-1328.There are three numbered as 1323 but the dates remain consistent.
Box 4, Folder 14

October 12-31 1704

Physical Description: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1329-1336.Two are numbered as 1332 but the dates remain consistent.
Box 4, Folder 15

October 31-November 11 1704

Physical Description: 8 items. Some letters are disconnected from their related newspaper.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1337-1341.
Box 4, Folder 16

November 11-23 1704

Physical Description: 8 items. Some letters are disconnected from their related newspaper.

Newspaper Editions

1342-1346
Box 5, Folder 1

November 23-December 5 1704

Physical Description: 9 items. Some letters are disconnected from their related newspaper.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1348-1352.
Box 5, Folder 2

December 5 1704- February 10 1705

Physical Description: 12 items. These newspapers do not contain any manuscript.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1353-1371. There are three numbered as 1366 but dates remain consistent.
Box 5, Folder 3

February 13-March 13 1705

Physical Description: 12 items. These newspapers do not contain any manuscript.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1373-1392. Three are numbered as 1380 but dates remain consistent.
Box 5, Folder 4

March 13-June 21 1705

General Physical Description note: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1383-1385,1406-1408,1416,1417. There are two numbered as 1406 and two numbered as 1416.
The following dates are missing: March 22-May 22, May 31-June 14.
Box 5, Folder 5

June 21-July 14 1705

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1418-1425. Two are numbered as 1418 and two are numbered as 1422 but dates remain consistent.
Box 5, Folder 6

July 14-August 4 1705

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1226-1433. Two are numbered as 1431 and two as 1432 but dates remain consistent.
Box 5, Folder 7

August 9-October 9 1705

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1434,1440-1442,1450-1452. There are two newspapers numbered as 1441, two as 1450, and two as 1452 but dates remain consistent.
The following dates are missing: August 9-21, August 30-September 29.
Box 5, Folder 8

October 9-November 1 1705

General Physical Description note: 10 items. At this point in The Post Man numbering switches from 1452 to 1542 and continues on from 1542 although the dates remain chronological.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1542-1550.
Box 5, Folder 9

November 1 1705-January 3 1706

General Physical Description note: 11 items. Some manuscript letters are detached from their related newspaper.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1550-1553,1557,1561-1565.
The following dates are missing: November 10-December 15, December 18-22.
Box 5, Folder 10

January 3-31 1706

General Physical Description note: 12 items. Only the first newspaper numbered as 1565 includes a manuscript.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1565-1573.Two are numbered as 1565, two as 1572, two as 1573.
Box 5, Folder 11

January 31-February 23 1706

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1574-1582. Two newspapers are numbered as 1581 but dates remain consistent.
Box 5, Folder 12

February 23-April 11 1706

General Physical Description note: 12 items. Only newspapers numbered 1590 and 1598 include manuscripts.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1583-1590, 1598. Three newspapers are numbered as 1586 and two as 1590.
The following dates are missing: March 21-April 9 1706.
Box 5, Folder 13

May 11-June 11 1706

General Physical Description note: 8 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes Newspapers numbered 1612,1615,1617,1619,1622-1694.
Box 5, Folder 14

September 17-October 26 1706

General Physical Description note: 8 Items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1673-1676,1678,1687-1690. No newspaper numbered as 1675 exists but the dates are consistent.
The following dates are missing: September 24-26, September 28-October 17.
Box 5, Folder 15

October 29-November 23 1706

General Physical Description note: 12 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1692-1700. Two are numbered as 1699 and three as 1700 but dates remain consistent.
Box 5, Folder 16

November 23-December 21 1706

General Physical Description note: 11 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1701 and 1704 as well as many letter and newspaper fragments.
Box 5, Folder 17

February 22-March 11 1707

General Physical Description note: 6 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1740,1742-1745.
The following dates are missing: February 25-27.
Box 6, Folder 1

October 6-29 1709

General Physical Description note: 10 items. Manuscript items unaddressed.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1801-1810.
Mixed materials 7, Folder 1, Box 6, Folder 2

October 29-December 13 1709

General Physical Description note: 12 items.

Oversized Materials

Newspapers numbered 1817-1821 (November 12-24), 1823-1824 (November 26-29), and 1827 (December 6-8) as well as one oversized manuscript letter (dated December 15 1709) are located in Box 7.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1811-1829.
Box 6, Folder 3

December 13-24 1709

General Physical Description note: 5 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1830-1832, 1834.
The following dates are missing: December 20-22.
Box 6, Folder 4

July 8 1709- April 13 1710

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1858, 1861-1870.
The following dates are missing: July 11 1709-March 21 1710.
Box 6, Folder 5

April 13-29 1710

General Physical Description note: 7 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1871-1877.
Box 6, Folder 6

May 11-June 3 1710

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1883-1892.
Box 6, Folder 7

June 3-July 13 1710

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1892-1897, 1899. Numbering is incorrect and unreliable but dates remain consistent. The following dates are missing: June 22-July 4.
Box 6, Folder 8

July 13-25 1710

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1890-1893, 1899-1903. Numbering is incorrect and unreliable but dates remain consistent.
The following dates are missing: July 18-20,July 25- August 5.
Box 6, Folder 9

August 19-October 10 1710

General Physical Description note: 10 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1904-1925
The following dates are missing: August 31-September 28.
Box 6, Folder 10

October 10-November 4 1710

General Physical Description note: 11 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1926-1935. Two are numbered as 1935 but dates remain consistent.
Box 6, Folder 11

November 4-25 1710

General Physical Description note: 9 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1936-1940. Three are numbered as 1939.

Unaddressed Manuscripts

Newspapers numbered as 1938-1940 contain unaddressed manuscript letters.
Box 6, Folder 12

November 15-December 14

General Physical Description note: 4 items.

Newspaper Editions

Includes newspapers numbered 1942-1949.
The following dates are missing: November 30-December 5.
Box 6, Folder 13

April 17-19 1711

General Physical Description note: 1 item.

Newspaper Editions

Includes one newspaper numbered 1598 with no attached manuscript letter.