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Papers of Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex

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Copies of letters and dispatches written by Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1672-77, arranged chronologically in five volumes (Aug. 5, 1672-end of 1673, 1674, 1675, 1676, and Jan. 1-Aug. 15, 1677 respectively). A full list and index of the 139 persons or public bodies to whom the letters are addressed are in manuscript in the Library. The ink in these volumes is in parts light and faint. Nearly all the letters of 1675 (only) were published in 1770.

Dates

  • 1690-1700

Extent

0.55 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 33, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Add. C. 33-37

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12848

Abstract

Copies of letters and dispatches written by Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1672-77.

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. 30231-30235.

Custodial History

Each volume bears the armorial bookplate of George Forbes Earl of Granard, dated 1832: a Forbes married a daughter of the third earl of Essex.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were acquired by the Library not later than 1862.
Title
Papers of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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