Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716

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Lord Chancellor of England.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified correspondent, 1697 June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270888424

Epithet: lawyer and politician

Title: Baron Somers

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creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS; 14th cent.-1948. Paper and (articles A and M) vellum; ff. 79. Folio. A. Two vellum leaves from service-books, each irregularly cropped and now measuring 135 x 110mm. and 160 x 115mm. respectively, the first, pro-babl..., 1300-1948 British Library
referencedIn "ORIGINAL COLLECTIONS relating to the borough of Dunwich, co. Suffolk. From the papers of the learned Peter le Neve, Esqr. [Norroy king at arms, ob. 1729], and Mr. Th: Martin" [of Palgrave, ob. 1771 ] ; with an index (f. 2 b) and some additions by Ph..., 14th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn Resta, Sebastiano. Father Resta's remarks on the drawings, [ca. 1716] Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736. Papers of Jacob Tonson [manuscript], 1680-1737. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. iv + 235, xviii cent.John Somers, Baron Somers 1697: Catalogue of his library: 18th cent.: Lat.Catalogues of Libraries, etc: Books of Lord Somers (d. 1716): 18th cent.: Lat.includes:f. ii George Vertue: Portrait of T. Hearne engr. by, a..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. V., 1677-1695:-1. Sir T. Higgons to Secretary Henry Coventry, on his negotiations; Venice, 15, 22 Jan., 19 Febr., 5, 12 March, 167,; 9 April, 1677. Hologr. ff. 1, 3, 22, 24, 26, 28. 2. Proceedings in the House of Lords on the re-assembling of P..., 1677-1695 British Library
referencedIn MACKINTOSH PAPERS (3RD SERIES). Vol. XXVIII. ‘Sketches of Distinguished Characters for a History of England’, prefaced by considerations on historical writing; 1811-1812. The names of Sir James’s subjects may be found in the index to the present c..., 1811-1812 British Library
referencedIn Manchester papers, 1697-1737 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 312). T-W. Together with miscellaneous notes among which are: (a) extracts relating to Cambridge men, from Thomas Baker's collections in Harley MSS.7031-7037. ff. 178-201;-(b)'Alphabetical list of Lives' by Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Ox... British Library
creatorOf COLLECTIONS relating to Magic and Witchcraft from the papers of various 16th and 17th century astrologers, finally put together probably in the library of John Somers, Lord Somers (v. catalogue in Harl. MS. 7191, f. 158 b). The table of contents on f..., 16th century-17th century British Library
referencedIn HOPKINS PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 149). Correspondence of Edward Hopkins and miscellaneous papers; 1644-1793. Partly drafts and copies. Contents: -1. ff. 1-113v. Correspondence of Edward Hopkins, M.P., as secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Mast..., 1644-1793 British Library
creatorOf LEGAL COLLECTION; late 13th -mid 14th cent. Latin and FrenchOrigin: England. For current bibliographical information on many of these texts see Baker and Ringrose (1996), which has an index of manuscripts. Loss of text between ff. 36v-37, 37v-38, 4... British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPHS OF STATESMEN AND NOBBLEMEN, viz. Letter from Thomas Crumwell, Master of the Rolls, (afterwards Earl of Essex,) to the Earl of Cumberland, [Henry Clifford, first earl,] relative to the suppression of riotous assemblages, dat. 18 June, [1536..., 1536-1697 British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 344). 1/11 Dec. 1698-10/20 May 1699.includes:ff. 1-341 passim Matthew Prior, poet and diplomatist: Correspondence with J. Vernon: 1698-1699.ff. 5, 28, 301 William III of England: Correspondence with J. Vernon: 1697-1701.: Engl. and ..., 1698-1699 British 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
referencedIn OFFICIAL COPIES of thirty-two Letters from [Henri de Massué de Ruvigny,] Lord Galway, commander of the forces in Spain, to Sidney, Earl of Godolphin, Lord Treasurer; Sir Charles Hedges, Secretary of State; Charles Spencer, Earl of Sunderland, Secreta... British Library
referencedIn Vol. II, ff. i + 203, xviii cent.John Somers, Baron Somers 1697: Catalogue of his library: 18th cent.: Lat.Catalogues of Libraries, etc: Books of Lord Somers (d. 1716): 18th cent.: Lat., 18th century British Library
creatorOf COLLECTION Of extracts, copies of deeds, reports, counsels' opinions, etc., relating to fees and offices, crown grants, legal cases, and other matters. The contents are:-1. Scale of fees, gratuities, etc., on the election and instalment of a Knight ... British Library
referencedIn HARDWICKE PAPERS. Vol. DCCCCXXII. Miscellaneous letters and papers, chiefly literary; 1707-1794. Included are:-1. Alexander Pope to [the Rev. Ralph] Bridges, in answer to criticisms on his Homer; 5 April, [1708]. Copy. Printed in Elwin's Works of Po..., 1707-1794 British Library
referencedIn Vol.I (ff.351). 1688-19/29 Aug. 1698.William Paget, 7th Baron Paget; alias Pagett: Letter to, from W. Harbord: 1692.includes:f. 1 Sir William Trumbull, diplomatist: Letter, as Ambassador to Turkey, to the Lord President of the Council: 1688.f. 5 ..., 1688-1698 British Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
referencedIn MACKINTOSH COLLECTIONS. Vol. XXIX. (ff. 215). Notes and extracts from the papers at Welbeek Abbey, including:-1. Memoirs of Edward Harley, brother of Robert, 1st Earl of Oxford, 1688-1715. f. 1. 2. "Letters concerning the birth or supposition of a P..., 1687-1716 British Library
referencedIn Vol. iii. (fF. 222). Hemelhempstead-Rushden.includes:ff. 1-21 Hemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire: Drawings and views,: 18th, 19th centt. ff. 8-15 Boxmoor, Hertfordshire: Drawings, views, etc.: 19th cent. f. 9 Sir Astley Paston Cooper, surgeon to the ki..., 16th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf HISTORICAL, and other. tracts:-1. A discourse of Ireland, 1695. With note in the margin by Lord Sommers. "This paper was wrote by Sir William Temple." f. 3. 2. Bill in the Irish Parliament for establishing the Flax and Hemp Company of Ireland, in 16..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn Collection of letters and papers made by Thomas Birch, chiefly transcripts in his autograph but including a few original letters; 17th-I 8th centt. Included are: (a) copies of the correspondence of Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, made from..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn " RECORDS and papers relating to the Guardianship of the Kingdom as well in the absence of our Kings as in extraordinary emergencies," with documents concerning the custody of the Great and Privy Seals, the proceedings of the Lords Justices, etc.; te... British Library
referencedIn HARDWICKE PAPERS. Vol. CCCCXC. The principal contents are:-1. Contract of marriage between Mary, Queen of Scots, and James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell; 14 May, l567. Copy. f. 17. 2. Account of the reception by the Emperor Charles V. at Bologna of Sir ..., 1559-1775 British Library
referencedIn Montagu, Charles, Duke of Manchester, 1660?-1722. Manchester papers, 1697-1737. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf VITRUVIUS, De Architectura, Vegetius, De Re Militari, and Palladius, De Agricultura; bound with later theological matter, viz. : 1. De Agricultura by Palladius Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus. Beg. without tituli "Pars est prudentie." In twelve books, the..., 12th century-14th century British Library
creatorOf Somers, John Somers, Baron, 1651-1716. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified correspondent, 1697 June 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. XI (ff. i + 124). 1698, 1699.Adam Caxdonnel, junior, Secretary to the Duke of Marlborough: Drafts of correspondence: 1691-1703.includes:f. 1 Lieutenant-General Cornelius Wood: Letters to W. Blathwayt: 1697, 1698. f. 5 M-Sonneman, Secretary to ..., 1698-1699 British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 283). M-S.includes:ff.1-5 Thomas Madox, d 1727 Historiographer Royal: Biographical notice: 18th cent.ff. 6-12 Sir John Marsham, 1st Baronet d 1685: Biographical notice: 18th cent.: Fr.ff. 13,16 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlboro... British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL LETTERS, principally addressed to Lawrence Hyde (afterwards Earl of Rochester), and to his brother, Henry Hyde, second Earl of Clarendon, during the mission of the former to Nimeguen and the Hague, with others of earlier and later date, 1631..., 1631-1695 British Library
creatorOf HARDWICKE PAPERS. Vol. DCXXYIII. Law Reports, East. 25-Trin. 26 Chas. II. (1673-1674). French and English. Index of cases at the beginning. Paper; ff. 173. XVIIth cent. On the vellum cover is the name of [John Somers,] Lord Somers, Lord Chancellor 16..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn Upcott, William, 1779-1845,. [Collection of letters on antiquarian subjects], 18th century. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Original Letters and papers relating to the affairs of the Commonwealth; 1655-1659, and (one letter) 1668. They include forty letters of John Thurloe, Secretary of State, to Henry Cromwell, Maj. Gen. of the Forces in Ireland, a collection of ciphers ..., 1655-1668 British Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Parliament. House of Lords. Proceedings of the House of Lords, 1625 May 17-1626 June 15 : manuscript, [16--] Houghton Library
creatorOf EGMONT PAPERS. Vol. CCLXXIX. Egmont MS. 174. 'Escaetria ab anno 1o H 4 [1399] ad annum 15 Edw. 4 [1476]': register comprising abstracts of escheats or inquisitions post mortem, arranged chronologically; 17th cent. Latin. Paper; ff. v+411. XVII cent. ..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn HANOVER PAPERS. Vol. I. (ff. 525). 2 Oct. 1692-3 Jan. 1707. The writers are:-J-d'Alais; Hanover, 27 Nov. 1705. f. 339. François d'Auxy, Comte de Monceaux; Cassel, 17 Dec. 1703. f. 219. Louis William, Mar,-].ave of Baden-Baden, to the Duke of Marlbo... British Library
creatorOf HOPKINS PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 142). Letters to Thomas Hopkins, chiefly as Under Secretary to Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State from 1706 to 1710; 1698-1710. Including a few 19th-cent. copies and a few drafts by Hopkins on Sund..., 1698-1710 British Library
creatorOf SIR WILLIAM HAYWARD al. HAWARD, OF TANDRIDGE: miscellaneous genealogical, heraldic and historical collections; temp. William I [between 1066-1087-circa 1647. Autograph. Partly imperfect. Partly Latin and French. Hayward, who was knighted in 1643 and ..., 1066-1590 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II (ff. 360). 20/30 Aug.-30 Nov./ 10 Dec. 1698.includes:ff. 1-359 passim Matthew Prior, poet and diplomatist: Correspondence with J. Vernon: 1698-1699.ff. 3-294 passim Charles Talbot, Duke of Shrewsbury: Correspondence with J. Vernon: 1697-1..., 1698 British Library
creatorOf INSCRIPTIONES ANTIQUAE: a copy of the collection of Latin inscriptions (with a few Greek) made by Johannes Jucundus [Frà Giocondo], of Verona, a Franciscan (or possibly Dominican) friar, and a considerable architect and antiquary (ob. 1515), and dedi... British Library
referencedIn HARDWICKE PAPERS. Vol. DCCLXVIII. Legal papers, some autograph, of John Somers, Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor, chiefly judgments and notes of cases; 1696-1729. Among the contents are:-1. Arguments in the "Bankers' case," with the (printed) judgment;..., 1696-1729 British Library
referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. 243). 1688-1712. 1. J[oseph] Addison, [Under Secretary of State], to [Erasmus] Lewis, [Under Secretary of State]; [Menin in W. Flanders], 26 July, 1706. f. 71. 2.[Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of] O[rrery,Ambassador to the Netherlands], to [Wi... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 280). John Somers, Lord Somers, Lord Chancellor, to Lord — (? Thomas Wharton, Earl of Wharton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland), on the subject of Money Bills for Ireland; 15 July 1710. ff. 216-217b.includes:ff. 184-189b Nicolas Facio Duill... British Library
referencedIn VOL. II. The Tower of Babel, and various allegorical devices of Discord, etc., in Indian ink, by B. Picart, 1714. Vellum. f. 4; Engravings, after Paul Decker, of the sieges of Marlborough and Prince Eugène in Flanders, 1707-1711, published by Jeremia..., 1714 British Library
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associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Montagu, Charles, Duke of Manchester, 1660?-1722. person
associatedWith Montagu, Charles, Earl of Manchester, 1660-1722 person
associatedWith Resta, Sebastiano. person
correspondedWith Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736. person
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845, person
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Tangier, Morocco


Birth 1651-03-04

Death 1716-04-26





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