The Cely Papers

SELECTIONS FROM THE
CORRESPONDENCE AND MEMORANDA OF THE CELY FAMILY
MERCHANTS OF THE STAPLE
A.D. 1475-1488
EDITED FOR THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
by
HENRY ELLIOT MALDEN, M.A.
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
39 Paternoster Row, London
New York and Bombay
1900
Part I: Introduction with Footnotes and Appendix I & II | Part II: Letters 1 through 50
Part III: Letters 51 through 91 Part IV: Letters 92 through 124
Part V: Letters 125 through 150

 

 

 


The Cely Papers cover 1475-1488, and are a marvelous mirror into the lives and lifestyle of a very wealthy family of English wool merchants, members of the Staple of Calais and owners of business and residential property in London as well as some estates in Essex. They traveled regularly between England and the Continent on business and carry on a fascinating correspondence that passes, often with amazing speed, between London and wherever family members or members of the firm happen to be on the Continent, but most usually they can be found at Calais or in their London headquarters on Mart Lane.

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