Papers of Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex

Scope and Content

Copies of letters and dispatches written by Arthur Capel when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1672-77, arranged chronologically in five volumes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Capel (1631-1683) 1st Earl of Essex, was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1672-7. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The papers were acquired by the Library not later than 1862.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 30231-5.

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