Collection, 1643-1895.


Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands). Collection, 1643-1895.

Collection, 1643-1895.

Consists of selections including a letter from William Temple to Sir Edward Deering on a Dutch war, 1664; letters from J. R. Lowell, Goldwin Smith, and George Ticknor to W. E. H. Lecky, 1866-1895; memoirs of Sirtema van Grovestins relating to Spain and her colonies, 1823; letters from J. L. Motley to Queen Sophie, 1871-1877; a 17th century manuscripts on the territories and islands of North India; a diary of Cornelis van Stout who was captured by pirates on a trip to the West Indies; a diary, 1692-1694, of a trip to Surinam; and 2 Latin manuscripts relating to medical matters ascribed to Benjamin Franklin; and several documents of or relating to Kiliaen van Rensselaer from the van Wely family papers.

9 microfilm reels.

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Dering, Edward, Sir, 1598-1644 (person)

Sir Edward Dering (b. Tower of London, January 28, 1598-d. 1644) was a British politician and antiquarian. His inheritance enabled him to indulge his interest in collecting manuscripts. He became a member of Parliament, but his controversial platforms regarding church and state caused him to be imprisoned. He agreed to support the king, but was an ineffectual soldier, and gratefully retired to his antiquarian interests as well as publishing various speeches and correspondence....

Ticknor, George, 1791-1871 (person)

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Temple, William, 1628-1699 (person)

English statesman and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to Sir Robert Southwell, 1669 Nov. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270888513 From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to, Sir Richard Bulstrode, 1675 Aug. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270888514 English diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Hague, to Sir Richard Bulstrode, British Envoy at Brussels, 1...

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Lecky, William Edward Hartpole, 1838-1903 (person)

Historian and essayist. From the description of Letter of William Edward Hartpole Lecky, 1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014892 Irish historian and essayist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) : London, to W.A. Knight, 1886 Apr. 5-1901 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598501 From the description of Democracy and liberty : autograph manuscript, 1896 Feb. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598803 From the descript...

Stout, Cornelis van. (person)

Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877 (person)

John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) was an American author. From the description of John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, ca. 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640035 From the guide to the John Lothrop Motley notes on New England history, ca. 1840, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) John Lothrop Motley was born on 15 April 1814 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA. He was educated at Harvard College, 1827-1831. After graduat...

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 (person)

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Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910 (person)

History professor and journalist. From the description of Wellington [manuscript], post 1871. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647922784 Goldwin Smith was a British-Canadian educator, historian and journalist. From the description of Goldwin Smith Papers [manuscript]. 1875-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225564891 British-Canadian historian and journalist. From the description of Berlin and Afghanistan : autograph manuscript...

Rensselaer, Kiliaen van, 1580?-1646 (person)

Sirtema de Grovestins, baron, 1791-1874 (person)