Copies of four essays by Sir Walter Raleigh, written in two hands
Copies of four essays by Sir Walter Raleigh, written in two hands, early 17th cent.:
- Fols. 2-3. 'A letter to Prince Henry concerning the modell of a shipp'; (fols. 6-7) 'Letter about his journey to Guiana before he undertooke his voyage'
- Fols. 8-40. 'Appologie for the ill successe of his enterprise to Guiana', as printed in his Judicious and select essays (London, 1650)
- Fols. 41-2. 'Letter to King James at his returne from Guiana'.
A copy of a in the same hand as that of b-d is in Bodl., MS. Rawl. D. 924, fol. 34v. a, b; are printed in Remains of Sir Walter Raleigh (London, 1657). See BQR, 6 (1929-31), 78.
- Creation: Early 17th century
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 138, fols. 1-2].
MS. Eng. hist. d. 138
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16422
Copies of four essays by Sir Walter Raleigh, written in two hands, early 17th century.
Biographical / Historical
Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) was an English courtier, explorer, and author.
Other Finding Aids
Signature of Watkin Owen on fol. 2; formerly Mostyn MS. 142 (HMC: 4th report (1874) app., 353); bookplate probably of 2nd Baron Mostyn.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought, Francis Edwards, cat. 519 (1929), 385.
19th-cent. diced Russia, rebacked
- Copies of four essays by Sir Walter Raleigh, written in two hands, early 17th century
- EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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