The Paston Letters

Item author: Sir John Paston & other family members
Item date: 15th century
(this is an approximate date)
Grant Value: 1600
Item cost pre-decimal: 3000
Item date acquired: 1933
Item institution: British Library
Town/City: London

155 letters, being the earliest part of the family archive now mostly at BL. Illustrated in plates II and III of AR. Add MSS 43488 - 43491

Item Provenance
Given by Sir John Fenn to George III who gave them to Bishop Tomline, whose descendants sold them to BL in this transaction