[Letter, 3 January 1451, to John a Berney, Sir Thomas Howes, Walter Shipdham, and Geffrey Spirlynge],  | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Signed letter of John Fastolf, upon whom Shakespeare based his character, Sir John Falstaff. The document is dated 3 January 1451, and is addressed to Fastolf's cousin, John a Berney, and to Sir Thomas Howes, Walter Shipdham, and Geffrey Spirlynge. This letter deals with, among other things, Fastolf's suit against the Duke of Norfolk and his relation to Lord Scales.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Layout: Written in 28 long lines plus date and 1-line signature.
Accompanying materials: Modern transcript, copper printing plate of the manuscript, prints from the plate, and a photograph are available. See item folder.
Provenance: Purchased from Stonehill, 1944.
Former shelfmark: Ms. 4122 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Former shelfmark: x Q. 822.33 DF26d (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Faye & Bond,