Twysden, Roger, Sir, 1597-1672

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Soldier, courtier, author and antiquary, Sir Roger Twysden made his home at Royden Hall in the county of Kent, England. He collected Greek and Hebrew manuscripts as well as printed books. Upon his death, his collection passed to Sir John Sebright (1767-1846) of Beechwood Park, Hertfordshire, who sold the main portion at auction through Leigh and Sotheby on 6 April 1807. Some outstanding items went to the British Museum (now the British Library).

From the description of A catalogue of the books and pamphlets being part of the library of Sir Roger Twysden, Bart. of Royden Hall in the 17th century : and others since collected [manuscript], [after 1816]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122424212

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creatorOf Twysden family. Copies of papers of the Twysden family of Great Chart and East Peckham, Kent, 1574-1661 [manuscript], 17th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Twysden, G., fl. 1633,. Autograph letter initialed from G. Twysden, Rome, to an unidentified recipient, 1633 November 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Sarpi, Paolo, 1552-1623. Discorso di F[ra] P[aolo] V[enetiano] al serenissimo Doge di Venetia sopra la materia dell'Inquisitione [manuscript]. McGill University Library
creatorOf Winchilsea, Heneage Finch, Earl of, d. 1689. Letters patent, 1660, July 10-16. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Twysden, Roger, Sir, 1597-1672,. Collection of historical documents compiled by Sir Roger Twysden [manuscript], 1646-1658. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Twysden, Roger, Sir, 1597-1672. A catalogue of the books and pamphlets being part of the library of Sir Roger Twysden, Bart. of Royden Hall in the 17th century : and others since collected [manuscript], [after 1816]. Grolier Club
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
creatorOf Dennis, William, the Elder, fl. 17th century. Bargain and Sale, 1656, June 16. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Twysden, Roger, Sir, 1597-1672,. Collection of historical documents compiled by Sir Roger Twysden [manuscript], ca. 1620-1630. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Twysden, Charles, d. 1690,. Autograph letter initialed from Charles Twysden, Turnbrig Wells, Kent, to Sir William Twysden, East Peckam, Kent [manuscript], [1690?] July. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Three volumes relating to the estates of Sir Roger Twysden in Kent, 1604-1628 Bodleian Library, Oxford
creatorOf Swan, Robert, the Younger., fl. 17th century. Bond, 1638, April 11. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Westmorland, Mildmay Fane, Earl of, 1601-1666. Letters Patent, 1641, October 19. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
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correspondedWith Alured, Thomas person
correspondedWith Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1592-1628 person
correspondedWith Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598 person
associatedWith Cock, F. William, person
associatedWith Cotton, Robert, Sir, 1571-1631. person
associatedWith Edward II, King of England, 1284-1327. person
associatedWith Gough, Richard, 1735-1809, person
associatedWith Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Lambarde, William, 1536-1601. person
associatedWith Lee, Richard, of Great Delce. person
associatedWith Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587 person
associatedWith Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, person
associatedWith Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618. person
associatedWith Sarpi, Paolo, 1552-1623. person
associatedWith Sebright, John Saunders, Sir, 1767-1846 person
associatedWith Sebright, Thomas Gage Saunders, 1802-1864, person
associatedWith Sir Roger Twysden person
associatedWith Stanlow Abbey (England) corporateBody
associatedWith Twysden, Charles, d. 1690, person
associatedWith Twysden family. family
associatedWith Twysden, G., fl. 1633, person
correspondedWith Wyngfield, Robert, fl. 1587 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
England--Kent
England--Hertfordshire
England
Wales
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Theology--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
Private libraries--19th century--Catalogs
Private libraries--17th century--Catalogs
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Book collectors--19th century.--England--Hertfordshire
Compilers
Book collectors--17th century.--England--Kent
Book collectors--19th century.--England
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Birth 1597-08-21

Death 1672-06-27

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