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Papers of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex


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Copies of letters and dispatches written by Arthur Capel when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1672-1677, arranged chronologically in five volumes.


  • 1690-1700


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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 33].
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MSS. Add. C. 33-37

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12848

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Capel (1631-1683) 1st Earl of Essex, was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1672-7. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 30231-5.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were acquired by the Library not later than 1862.
Papers of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom