Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702

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Robert Southwell was born near Kinsale, Ireland, and educated at Queen's College, Oxford. Knighted in 1665 and appointed envoy to the court of Portugal, Southwell successfully concluded the Peace of Lisbon in 1668. He held several other diplomatic posts under James II, including envoy to Lisbon again, and then to Brussels and Brandenburg. In 1690 he accompanied William III to Ireland and was named principal secretary of state for that kingdom, an office he held until his death. In 1690 he was elected President of the Royal Society. He died at King's Weston in Glocestershire.

From the description of Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750 (bulk 1660-1700). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702147547

From the guide to the Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750, 1660-1700, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Robert Southwell was born near Kinsale, Ireland, and educated at Queen's College, Oxford. Knighted in 1665 and appointed envoy to the court of Portugal, Southwell successfully concluded the Peace of Lisbon in 1668. He held several other diplomatic posts under James III, including envoy to Lisbon again, and then to Brussels and Brandenburg. In 1690 he accompanied William III to Ireland and was named principal secretary of state for that kingdom, an office he held until his death. In 1690 he was elected President of the Royal Society. He died at King's Weston in Glocestershire.

From the description of Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750 (bulk 1660-1700) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81289067

English diplomatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Samuel Pepys, 1687 Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663927

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creatorOf England and Wales. Parliament. Votes of the Houses of Parliament [manuscript], 1689 February 27- June 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702,. Autograph letters signed to Sir Robert Southwell from various correspondents [manuscript], 1671-1675, 1689. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Brydall, John, b. 1635?. Report of the State Papers in the State Paper Office submitted by John Brydall to Sir Robert Southwell, recommending its reorganization [manuscript], 1691. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn A list of pictures at Kingsweston, taken July 1695, 1695. Yale University, Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Byrd, William, 1674-1744. Letters from England [manuscript] 1701-4. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Temple, William, Sir, 1628-1699. Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to Sir Robert Southwell, 1669 Oct. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715,. Autograph letter signed from Gilbert Burnet, bishop of Salisbury, Salisbury, to Sir Robert Southwell? [manuscript], 1690 September 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Petty, William, Sir, 1623-1687. Of the scale of creatures, [ca. 1680]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702,. Autograph letter signed from Sir Robert Southwell, Whitehall, to unknown recipient [manuscript], 1672 July 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 1571-1896 The University of Nottingham
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702. Autograph letter signed : to Samuel Pepys, 1687 Dec. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Persius. The six satyrs of Aulus Persius : done into English : manuscript, 1653. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. William Blathwayt's letters to Sir Robert Southwell, 1678 [i.e. 1676]-1688. John Povey's letters to Sir Robert Southwell, 1684-1705 [microform]. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
creatorOf Fraser, James, 1645-1731,. Autograph letters signed from James Frazer, London, to Sir Robert Southwell, Kings Weston, Gloucestershire [manuscript], 1685-1688. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702,. Autograph letter signed from Sir Robert Southwell, Berlin, to Sir Richard Bulstrode [manuscript], 1680 May 12/22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Compton, Henry, 1632-1713. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Sir Robert Southwell, 1690 July 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702,. A short account of the revolution in England in the year 1688 [manuscript], ca. 1688. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Compton, Henry, 1632-1713. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to [Sir Robert Southwell], [1690] Aug. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750, 1660-1700 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702. Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750 (bulk 1660-1700) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nottingham, Daniel Finch, Earl of, 1647-1730. Letter : Whitehall, to Sir Robert Southwell, 1690 July 7. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702. Autograph letter signed : Kingsweston, to the Duke of Ormonde, 1868 Sept. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Parry, Francis, fl. 1640-1701,. Letters signed to Francis Parry as British envoy to Portugal from the principal secretaries and under secretaries of state [manuscript], 1672-1679. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Temple, William, Sir, 1628-1699. Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to Sir Robert Southwell, 1669 Nov. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702. [Commonplace book], [1653? and later]. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702,. Robert Southwell collection of manuscript and printed material of the glorious revolution [manuscript], 1688-1691. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Vesey, John, 1636-1716,. Autograph letters signed from John Vesey, Archbishop of Tuam, Dublin, to Sir Robert Southwell [manuscript], 1690. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letters to Sir Robert Southwell from Philip Madoxe, 1683-90 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702. Southwell papers, ca. 1660-1750 (bulk 1660-1700). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Lord High Treasurer (1673-1679 : Danby). A list of such particulars as have been paid under the Privy Seales for Secret Service for two yeares begining the 18th of June 1673 & ending the 25th of June 1675 [manuscript], 1675? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Compton, Henry, 1632-1713. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir Robert Southwell, [1690] Jun. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Portugal
Ireland
Portugal
Portugal
Great Britain
Germany
Ireland
Europe
Great Britain
Europe
Great Britain
Europe
Europe
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
Subject
Aphorisms and apothegms
Landlord and tenant
Land tenure--Ireland
English literature--17th century
Maxims
Diplomatic and consular service, British
Landlord and tenant--Ireland
Land tenure
Dissenters--Early works to 1800--Manuscripts
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Diplomats--Great Britain
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Birth 1635-12-31

Death 1702-09-11

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Spanish; Castilian,

English,

Portuguese

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