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Collection Level Description: Papers of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex

Reference: MSS. Add. C. 33-7
Title: Papers of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex
Dates of Creation: 1690-1700
Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Scope and Content

Copies of letters and dispatches written by Arthur Capel when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1672-77, arranged chronologically in five volumes.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were acquired by the Library not later than 1862.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

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.

Access Points

Capel | Arthur | 1631-1683 | 1st Earl of Essex


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