File NLW MS 10905E. - Sir Nicholas Bacon,

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NLW MS 10905E.


Sir Nicholas Bacon,


  • [1557x1799] / (Creation)

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Bears the names of William Gryffyth, William Anwyl, attorney-at-law, and Wm. Vaughan, esq.

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A volume of transcripts containing a collection of speeches by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, delivered in Parliament, the Guildhall, the Privy Council, and the Courts of Star Chamber and Exchequer, 1557/8-1571 and undated; a prayer by Sir Nicholas Bacon; a collection of poems entitled 'The Recreatyons of his Age'; letters from Sir Nicholas Bacon to Queen Elizabeth, William Cecil, baron Burleigh, Robert Dudley, 1st earl of Leicester, the Privy Council, and Sir Francis Walsingham, 1564-1578 and undated; and an undated letter from Queen Elizabeth to Sir Amyas Powlett. At the end of the volume is a free-metre verse in Welsh in an eighteenth century hand.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part XIX, 267.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 10905E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

November 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961);

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