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Creator:
James I, King of England, 1566–1625
Title(s):
Letter from James I to an unidentified recipient : manuscript.
Published/Created:
Great Britain, circa 1590?
Physical Description:
1 item (4 pages) ; 35 x 25 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2021 10d
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Title devised by cataloger.
On the folded sheet, there is writing on only the recto of the first page. The other pages are blank.
Autograph letter signed by James I.
J. Pearson & Co. A catalogue of rare and valuable autograph letters, historical documents, and authors' original manuscripts, 292
In this note, written while he was James VI of Scotland, the King shows interest in a horse named Gray Fairfax and offers any horse in his stable (except two) in exchange. It is not known if he was successful in this entreaty. There is no record of the horse in any of the royal stud books.
Subject Terms:
Horses.
Hunt riding.
James I, King of England, 1566-1625 -- Correspondence.
Form/Genre:
Correspondence.
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"Maister, I pray you send me with this bearare gray fairfax for he will stand me in maist speciall steadd at this tyme & I promeis you upon my honoure ye sall have youre choyce betwixt [this] & fastrounis evin [Shrove Tuesday] of any hunting horse in my staible except tua, in earnest I pray you send him immediately, fair weill. I pray you anis againe send him. Youre freind as befoire, James R."

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