RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 2872 ff. 44-49
TitlePapers of the Commissioners for Rebuilding St. Paul's Cathedral
DescriptionThey comprise:
(a) order of the Commissioners for printing and distributing the royal commission for rebuilding St. Paul's before their next meeting on June 4th at London House. 'In the Pallace of Lambeth in the great Chamber there', 11 May 1674. Signed : Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey; William Craven, Earl of Craven; Heneage Finch, Lord Chancellor, and (1681) 1st Earl of Nottingham; Humfrey Henchman, Bishop of London; William Sancroft, Dean of St. Paul's, and (1678) Archbishop of Canterbury; Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury (f. 44);
(b) order by the same in the hand of Sancroft on receipt of the king's letters dated May 14th approving the design and requiring them to proceed with the work 'beginning wth ye East End, or Chore', that the Surveyor with his assistants and officers should immediately set out the ground and lay the foundations 'of so much of yt Designe as lies East of ye Cupola, or Tower, & pursue ye work with all Diligence so long as the Season of ye year shall permitt'. In the Lord Keeper's Chamber by the House of Peers, 19 May 1675. Signed: James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde; the Earl of Craven; John Dolben, Bishop of Rochester, and (1683) Archbishop of York; Heneage Finch; Bishop Henchman; William Maynard, 2nd Baron Maynard; George Morley, Bishop of Winchester; William Sancroft; Sir Joseph Sheldon, nephew of Archbishop Sheldon; Sir Christopher Wren (f. 46);
(c) copy of royal letter by Charles II dated May 14th referred to in the previous item (f. 48).
AcquisitionGiven by the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library, 1976. For more information see LR/L/12 f. 228.

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GB/109/15286Craven; William (1606-1697); 1st Earl of Craven1606-1697
GB/109/15531Dolben; John (1625-1686); Archbishop of York1625-1686
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