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Copies of four essays by Sir Walter Raleigh, written in two hands

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MS. Eng. hist. d. 138

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Copies of four essays by Sir Walter Raleigh, written in two hands, early 17th cent.:
  1. 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'
  2. Fols. 8-40. 'Appologie for the ill successe of his enterprise to Guiana', as printed in his Judicious and select essays (London, 1650)
  3. 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.

Dates

  • Early 17th century

Extent

47 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. d. 138, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. hist. d. 138

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16422

Overview

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.

Custodial History

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.

Physical Facet

19th-cent. diced Russia, rebacked
Title
Copies of four essays by Sir Walter Raleigh, written in two hands, early 17th century
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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