Contains 16 Results:
Box 4: Christopher Wren Manuscripts, 1673-1722
Declaration, 1673 May 7
Declaration by the appraisers, "at the request of Doctor Wrenn," of the warehouses in back of the "Custom house," signed by Jn. Smith, John Saintloe, and John Matthew. 2 pp. DS. includes endorsment signed by Ch[ristopher] Wren and W. Dickinson. 1 p. DS.
Certification and description, 1676 July 10
Certification and description by Christopher Wren of a map representing a parcel of ground at his Majesty's Bowling Green in Whitehall. 1 p. ADS. Vellum.
Certification, 1677 August 4
Certification that William Hart was to receive forty pounds for overseeing the repairs to the Haymarket for five years. The board finds the repairs to be sufficient. Signed by Christopher Wren and two other members of the board. 1 p. DS.
Recommendation, 1680 April 3
Christopher Wren and Hugh May to the Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's Household recommending William Beach Smith, for the post of his Majesty's locksmith. 1 p. DS.
Bill, 1680 November 10
Bill for the Privy Garden, beginning June 25, 1680 and ending September 19, 1680 for ninety two pounds eighteen shillings. Signed by Christopher Wren. 1 p. ADS.
Letter, circa 1687 May 14
May 14, [1687?]. Christopher Wren to Sir William Fermor, Easton, Northamptonshire. Regrets he is unable to visit Fermor. Cannot leave until the King is "settled at windsor." Business has also detained Mr. [Henry?] Guy. "We are bound to our good behaviour uncertain which way the next wind may tosse us, we are afrayed of being absent from our charges & therefore watch as those who travell in suspected places." 1 p. ALS.
Abstract of examination of an account, circa 1694 March 21
21 March, 1694/5. Christopher Wren to [?]. Abstract of examination of an account of six hundred thirty-four pounds seven shilling five pence in connection with the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral. Finds it all in order. 1 p. ALS.
Letter, 1699 June 21
Christopher Wren, Whitehall, to Monsieur [William] Blathwayt, Loo. Re: the alteration of some rooms at Kensington and the king's rooms at Newmarket. Wren, not wanting to resolve the problem of funding the expenses, decided not to proceed with the work at Kensington even though funds had not been alloted. Requests Blathwayt to represent his case before the King. 1 p. ALS.
Letter, 1718 June 14
Christopher Wren II, Hampton Court, to his wife, Lady [Constance] Burgoyne, Wrosehall. "Custome House John," Gen. Burgoyne, and Hutton rejoice with him that Lady Burgoyne is better; hopes to be home within a few days, but must finish the business at hand; his father longs for her company; has had a bad cold but is mending well; Mrs. Musard wants a letter from her. 2 pp. ALS.
Letter, 1699 June 21
Christopher Wren, Whitehall, to Honored Sir. By his majesty's command, he was to alter rooms at Kensington and the King's lodgings at Newmercat [sic.]; the Lords of the Treasury refused his request for money for the new projects; he took care of the work at Kensington; asks recipient to lay this matter before his majesty. Photograph of ALS. 1 p.
Subscription list, undated
Subscription list for John Warburton's publication of map and coat of arms of London and Middlesex county. Includes Christopher Wren's signature. Names, residences, amount paid, and amount owed included. [printed lists dated 31 August, 1722]. 100 pp. MsV.
Account book, 1688-1710
Account book of issues and receipts of the public revenue during the reign of William III and the eight years following his death in 1702. [1688-1710]. Particularly full of accounts of army, navy, and civil list expenditures. 140 pp. MsV. 1