Collection: BC MS Yks: Yorkshire Manuscripts (Brotherton Collection)

Archive Item icon Archive Item: Letter written by Ferdinando Fairfax expressing his willingness to serve in Parliament.

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Title: Letter written by Ferdinando Fairfax expressing his willingness to serve in Parliament.

Level: Item 

Classmark: BC MS Yks 5

Creator(s): Fairfax, Ferdinando Fairfax Baron (1584-1648)

Date: 1640

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 f., folio manuscript.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8020 

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Ferdinando Fairfax's letter written from York and dated 24 September 1640 expressing his willingness to serve in Parliament.

Written in a single seventeenth-century hand, an autograph letter signed. The paper has a watermark in it depicting a large capital 'H'.

Administrative or biographical history

Ferdinando Fairfax (1584-1648), the elder brother of Charles Fairfax, was M.P. for Yorkshire in the Long Parliament and commanded parliamentarians in Yorkshire for part of the Civil War. For further details of his life see the Dictionary of National Biography.

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