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Papers concerning Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 120
Held at the Weston Library

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Papers concerning Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex:

  1. Fols. 8-19. copy of 'An apologie of the Earle of Essex, against those who falsely and jealously take him to be the only hinderer of the peace and quiet of his country', 1598 (printed, London, 1603)
  2. Fols. 226-48. inventories of goods belonging to the Earl of Essex, Lettice Dudley, Countess of Leicester, and Sir Christopher Blount, 1596, 1597, n.d.


  • Creation: c.1596-1603


51 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 120, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 120

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16313


Papers concerning Robert Devereux, c.1596-1603.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Devereux, 1565-1601, 2nd Earl of Essex, was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I.

Custodial History

Sotheby's, 29 Nov. 1859 (W. S. Fitch sale), lot 220; Phillipps MS. 14998; Sotheby's, 10 June 1896, lot 483 (possibly fols. 22b-48 only).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Capt. C. S. Harris, 1916.

Physical Facet

19th-century half calf

Papers concerning Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, c.1596-1603
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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