Essex, Arthur Capel, Earl of, 1631-1683

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Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex, served as statesman in various capacities during the reign of Charles II and died in the Tower of London after being implicated in the Rye House plot. During his lifetime, Capel amassed a great library at his estate in Cashiobury. John Evelyn writes, "No man has been more industrious than this noble lord in planting about his seate [Cashiobury], adorned with walks, ponds, and other rural excellencies; while the library is large, and very nobly furnished, and all the books richly bound and gilded; but there are no manuscripts except the parliament rolls and journals, the transcribing and binding of which cost him 500l" (18 Apr. 1680).

From the description of An account of all [th]e books of [th]e right honorable Arthur Earle of Essex's library at Cashiobury, taken an. 1681, 1682, 1683 : [manuscript], 1681-1683. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84051896

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referencedIn Leeds, Thomas Osborne, Duke of, 1631-1712. Danby papers, 1661-1748 (bulk 1661-1684). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Great Britain autographs collection, 1637-circa 1899. Library of Congress
referencedIn Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1882,. Manuscripts and documents relating to Bibliotheca Phillippica, 1794-1886 (bulk, 1800-1864). Grolier Club
referencedIn Danby papers, 1661-1748, 1661-1684 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Great Britain. Exchequer. [Order on the Exchequer for the payment of £70 to] James Pierce one of his Mas. chyrurgeons [manuscript] : for halfe a yeare due at Midsummer 167[9] / [signed by Arthur Capel, Earlof] Essex, Laurence Hyde [and two others]. McGill University Library
referencedIn England and Wales. Treasury. [Order to pay Mary Pocock, innkeeper, for quartering soldiers], Whitehall, 1679 Jun 26. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn [Newsletter], 1672 Apr 22 - 27. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Essex, Arthur Capel, Earl of, 1631-1683. An account of all [th]e books of [th]e right honorable Arthur Earle of Essex's library at Cashiobury, taken an. 1681, 1682, 1683 : [manuscript], 1681-1683. Grolier Club
creatorOf Essex, Arthur Capel, Earl of, 1631-1683. Autograph signature to letter : to the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Oxford, 1680 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Essex, Arthur Capel, Earl of, 1631-1683. Printed document signed : Whitehall, 1679 Jun. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith England and Wales. Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith Fairfax, Bryan, person
associatedWith Godolphin, Sidney Godolphin, Earl of, 1645-1712, person
associatedWith Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, person
associatedWith Leeds, Thomas Osborne, Duke of, 1631-1712. person
associatedWith Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, person
associatedWith Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1882, person
associatedWith Rochester, Laurence Hyde, Earl of, 1641-1711, person
associatedWith Stanley, William, 1647-1731. person
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Birth 1631

Death 1683-07-13

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