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Title The letter books of Sir Samuel Luke, 1644-45 / edited by H.G. Tibbutt
Published [Woodbridge] : Boydell & Brewer, 2023

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Description 1 online resource (740 pages)
Series The publications of the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society ; volume XLII
Publications of the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society ; volume XLII.
Contents Frontmatter -- THE LETTER BOOKS OF SIR SAMUEL LUKE 1644-45 -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- Appendices A, B, and Cto Introduction -- Letters etc. originated.part 1 -- Letters etc. originated.part 2 -- Letters etc. addressed to, or received -- Miscellaneous Letters etc. -- Scout Reports -- Index A: Persons -- Index B: Places -- Index C: Subjects -- Index D: Persons (Scout Reports) -- Index E: Places (Scout Reports)
Summary Samuel Luke was the Parliamentary governor of Newport Pagnell from late 1643 to June 1645. Administrative practice was to keep letter books in which a clerk copied in and out letters, warrants, passes, safe-conducts. requisitions, notices etc. Five of the letter books for the period October 1644 to June 1645 have survived. There are 1615 items from the letter books published here. They include letters to and from Parliamentary commanders; Luke's family; the Eastern Association Committee; other governors and area commanders; Luke's own officers and some from other units; and royalist commanders on exchange of prisoners. The letter books reveal details of military life, supplies, royalist prisoners, desertions, effect of war on country life, the progress of the war and disposition of troops. The book concludes with 261 reports from scouts from all over the country
Analysis Civil War
Luke (Sir Samuel)
Newport Pagnell
army
correspondence
Notes Previously issued in print: Bedford: The Society, 1963
Includes index
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on July 25, 2023)
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Subject Luke, Samuel, Sir, -1670 -- Correspondence
Luke, Samuel, Sir, -1670.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century.
England -- History -- Sources
England.
Genre/Form History.
Personal correspondence.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Tibbutt, H. G., editor
Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, issuing body.