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David Chytraeus letter to Robert Beale, 1597 March 15

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Identifier: Vault MSS 457 Item 51
Image of David Chytraeus letter to Robert Beale
Image of David Chytraeus letter to Robert Beale


  • 1597 March 15


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Biographical / Historical

Robert Beale (1541-1601) served as ambassador to France starting in 1570, special envoy of queen Elizabeth to the German Lutheran princes 1576, Secretary of State 1578 and 1581-1583, and was in parliament from Dorchester in 1586 and 1588. In addition, he served under Leicester in 1588 in the Netherlands probably with the transport department. As a scholar he is known for two books which maintain the principle of toleration and for works glorifying marriage and women.

Biographical / Historical

David Chytraeus or Chyträus (1530-1600) was a German Lutheran theologian, reformer and historian. He was a disciple of Melancthon.


1 folded sheet (2 pages) ; 32 x 40 cm folded to 32 x 20 cm



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Letter signed by Chytraeus, with address to Beale on second leaf. Written in Latin from Rostock, Germany, 15 March 1597. Chytraeus informs Beale of the little success he has had in his investigation of the early history of the Hanseatic League. He asks Beale to send what he knows of the date of entry of the Hanse merchants to the Guildhall, or to wherever their London headquarters was.


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Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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