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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1278

Papers concerning George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham


Papers concerning the assassination of English statesman and first Duke of Buckingham George Villiers.


  • 1623-1699

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Poems by James I (1566-162), king of Great Britain and by others along with other compositions about the assassination of Villiers (1592-1628). Includes one autograph letter by Villiers as well as manuscripts in an unidentified hand of letters to and from Villiers and a speech by him.

Biographical / Historical

Buckingham was an English statesman and the first Duke of Buckingham.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-154. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Mr. Arthur Freeman, 1278 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1968 April 2.

Papers concerning George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, 1623-1699: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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