By UIUC RBML Staff
Primary Creator: Heath, Robert, Sir (1575-1649)
Extent: 9.0 Cubic Feet
The collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Correspondence (boxes 1-6), arranged alphabetically by correspondent
Series 2: Legal and official papers, accounts and bills, and personal papers (boxes 7-8), arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series 3: Reginald L. Hine's research notes and correspondence (boxes 9-10), arranged by subject and correspondent
Series 4: Additional Items
The finding aid provides more detailed information about the contents of each box, where possible. Dates of correspondence are given in the form YYYY/MM/DD. Some of Reginald L. Hine's correspondence is described only at the folder level, and some of Series 2, "Legal and official papers, accounts and bills, and personal papers,"is described only at the box level. The presence of transcriptions or additional notes by Reginald L. Hine or Carleen Stottler is occasionally indicated. These transcriptions and notes are interfiled with the items they concern.
Papers of Sir Robert Heath consists of letters, documents, commonplace book, and a diary relating to London legal life, Parliament, the royal prerogative, prosecution of recusants, Star-Chamber prosecutions, Puritanism, English Civil War, personal and family matters and English agriculture. Correspondents include Arthur Parfey, Richard Lour, Mary Morley, Lucy Heath, John Heath, Edward Heath, James Harrington, Edward Harrington, William Ayshcombe, Ephraim Wright, Henry Croke, Richard Dawson, William Sharpe, Susanna Croke, Katherine Wirdnam, Thomas Allanson, John Dunkin, Colonel Thomas Waite and John Wood.
The papers also contain research notes and correspondence from Reginald L. Hine (1883-1949), who collected the papers and discusses them in his Cream of Curiosity: Being an Account of Certain Historical and Literary Manuscripts of the XVIIth, XVIIIth, & XIXth Centuries (1920).
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.
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"Liber Edwardi Heath"
Bound in vellum.
Partially transcribed in J. H. Bloom, ed., "Liber Edwardi Heath," Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 5th ser., 4 (1920-22), 158-164. (this article is shelved with the item)
Microfilm copy of the diary of Paul Ambrose Croke, Edward Heath's father-in-law.
Partially transcribed in:
J. Harvey Bloom, "Paulus Ambrosius Croke: A Seventeenth-Century Account Book," Notes and Queries, s12-IV 76 (Jan 1918), 5-7
J. Harvey Bloom, "Paulus Ambrosius Croke: A Seventeenth-Century Account Book," Notes and Queries, s12-IV 77 (Feb 1918), 36-38. (these articles are shelved with the item)
Also call number: 000 FILM 79-2