CECIL, William, 1st Baron Burghley (1520-1598)

Scope and Content

Collection of bills, letters and miscellaneous documents of autograph interest created by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, 1536-1616, including letters, government and legal documents, and financial material. Other persons included in the collection are: John Wynter; Sir Marmaduke Constable; Sir Walter Mildmay; Sir Francis Walsingham; Rev Robert Abbot; Robert Cooke; Sir Robert Cary; Sir John Popham; Sir Edward Coke; Sir John Fortescue; Sir Robert Newcomen; Sir Julius Caesar; William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke; Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk; and Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, acted as Secretary (1558-1572) and Lord Treasurer (1572-1598) to Queen Elizabeth I.


1 volume

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Library Pamphlet Collection.

Other Finding Aids

No further list required.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

No copyright restrictions. No documents may be photocopied.


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