Autograph letters signed from Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, to Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex [manuscript], ca. 1630s.

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Holland, Henry Rich, Earl of, 1590-1649,. Autograph letters signed from Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, to Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex [manuscript], ca. 1630s.

Autograph letters signed from Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, to Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex [manuscript], ca. 1630s.

Collection of 20 letters to Holland's cousin, the Earl of Essex, assuring him repeatedly of his "humble and faithfull service" (" . . . no man hath a dearer and more affectionat hart to serve you then my selfe ... "), commending Essex for moving "in the true waye of religion," announcing with happiness the birth of a Prince of Wales (i.e. the future Charles II) and recording that his christening was performed "with no great seremonie," describing in some detail the disputed case and examination of a woman claiming to be pregnant (" ... shee caried her upe into her chamber, and there showed her brests that my cosen sayed were fulle of milke ..."), and referring to the King, the House of Lords, the death of the Lord President of the Marches and of the Dominion of Wales (i.e. William Compton, Earl of Northampton, d. 1630?), Lord Hertford, Lady Essex, the Earl of Carlisle (whose "malice" he deplores), and much else.

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