The Resource Papers of Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick, (manuscript)

Papers of Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick, 1607-1624
Title
Papers of Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick
Inclusive dates
1607-1624
Creator
Contributor
Correspondent
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The letters and documents in the collection were assembled or copied by Warwick and his cousin Nathaniel Rich [d. 1636] as evidence against the mismanagement of affairs in Virginia by the Virginia Company. The majority of the collection consists of petitions, inquiries, charges and counter-charges. Several items deal with the Richs' interests in Bermuda
  • Of special note is a copy of "A true relation of the state of Virginia left by Sir Thomas Dale, Bt. in May last 1616" with holograph notes by John Rolfe
  • Topics of interest include living conditions in the colony, relations with the Indians especially after the great massacre of 1622, the tobacco business, and the introduction of slavery
  • Among the correspondents are Peter Arundell, John Bargrave, William Capps, John Ferrar, John Grimsditch, Thomas Grimsditch, Sir Walter Raleigh, George Sandys, Sir Miles Sandys, Sir Samuel Sandys, Sir Samuel Wrote, Sir Thomas Smith, George Weymouth, Dr. Thomas Winston, and Sir John Zouche
Related
Cataloging source
VA@
Citation source
Kingsbury, Records of the Virginia Company of London
Label
Papers of Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick, (manuscript)
Note
  • Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library
  • The papers were originally part of the Duke of Manchester's library and were deposited by him in the Public Record Office in 1880. The documents were sold at Parke Bernet sale #3038, May 5, 1970. They are described in the guide to the Virginia Colonial Record Project in series P.R.O. 30/15/2. Each document is marked with the Manchester papers number used to cite the documents in "The records of the Virginia Company of London" (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1906-1935.)
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  • Special Collections
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Key to survey reports and microfilm of the Virginia Colonial records project (Z1345 .K49 1990)
Extent
91
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u3900166
System control number
(OCoLC)647928504
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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