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A Coppy of a letter Conceived to bee writt to the late Duke of Buckingham...

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS307
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: A Coppy of a letter Conceived to bee writt to the late Duke of Buckingham...
Date(s): c1650-1700
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 70 pages, 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Bacon | Francis | 1561-1626 | viscount St Alban | lawyer, statesman and philosopher
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, 1561-1626, English philosopher, statesman and essayist best known for theories on scientific experimentation; knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; Lord Chancellor, 1618; died 1626.


Scope and content/abstract:

'A Coppy of a letter Conceived to bee writt to the late Duke of Buckingham when hee first became a favourite to K. James. By Sir Francis Bacon. Conteyning some advises to the Duke for his Better direction in that eminent place of the Favourite drawne from him at the entreaty of the Duke himselfe'. This is the second, fuller, version of the letter, not the text of the quarto edition of 1661.

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original, which must be assessed by a conservator. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Bookplate of William Gregory, Esqr. of Woolhope in Herefordshire. Formerly in the Phillipps collection

Immediate source of acquisition:

See Archival History

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by J Caudwell.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
29 August 2002

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