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NameRobert Harley
Livedb. 1661-12-05 - d. 1724-05-21 (new)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner - Abstracts of sermons compiled by Anne Harcourt: Harley MS 6028manuscript owner - Academic papers: Harley MS 7033manuscript owner - A collection of funeral sermons, c. 1630-1641: Harley MS 6538manuscript owner - A collection of miscellaneous religious works: Harley MS 6539manuscript owner - A Godly Profitable collection of Divers Sentences out of Holy Scripture: Harley MS 6607manuscript owner - Anonymous reader's notes of various printed texts: Harley MS 6534manuscript owner - Collections from Sev[er]all Sermons: Harley MS 976manuscript owner - Dauids teares: Harley MS 5258manuscript owner - Edward Beaver’s commonplace book: Harley MS 2314manuscript owner - Five sermons by John Donne: Harley MS 6946manuscript owner - Four Sermons Preached by Mr Mather: Harley MS 1784manuscript owner - Four tracts: Harley MS 3520 Bmanuscript owner - French sermons: Harley MS 6572manuscript owner - Funerall Sermons collected p[er] H T: Harley MS 6568manuscript owner - Letters of the Duke of Norfolk and the Earl of Leicester, etc.: Harley MS 6991manuscript owner - Miscellaneous ecclesiastical papers: Harley MS 3790manuscript owner - Miscellaneous papers: Harley MS 486manuscript owner - Miscellaneous poems: Harley MS 6931manuscript owner - Miscellaneous theological tracts: Harley MS 6898manuscript owner - Miscellaneous tracts: Harley MS 6356manuscript owner - Miscellaneous tracts: Harley MS 6828manuscript owner - Miscellanous tracts: Harley MS 280manuscript owner - Miscellany and Memorandum Book of Justinian Pagitt: Harley MS 1026manuscript owner - Newsletters on public matters from Joseph Mede to Sir Martin Stuteville: Harley MS 390manuscript owner - Notebook of grammatical and other items: Harley MS 6472manuscript owner - Notes of sermons by Edmund Calamy: Harley MS 1753manuscript owner - Papers of John Foxe and his descendants: Harley MS 416manuscript owner - Papers of Sir Simonds D'Ewes: Harley MS 339manuscript owner - Parliamentary speeches and miscellaneous letters: Harley MS 3791manuscript owner - Sermon notes: Harley MS 6535manuscript owner - Sermon notes: Harley MS 6536manuscript owner - Sermons: Harley MS 1209manuscript owner - Sermons by John Workman: Harley MS 5068manuscript owner - Sermons by Samuel Parker: Harley MS 6559manuscript owner - State papers and tracts: Harley MS 291manuscript owner - The Diary of John Manningham: Harley MS 5353manuscript owner - The Journal of John More: Harley MS 478manuscript owner - The Journal of John More: Harley MS 479manuscript owner - Theological and miscellaneous tracts and papers: Harley MS 364manuscript owner - Theological miscellany: Harley MS 977manuscript owner - Theological works: Harley MS 6208manuscript owner - Theological works: Harley MS 6814manuscript owner - The Some of Certaine Sermons preached by mr Obadiah Sedgwicke: Harley MS 1198manuscript owner - Tracts: Harley MS 1625manuscript owner - Tracts and papers: Harley MS 161manuscript owner - Two biographies: Harley MS 7517
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Source of DataODNB (Article: 12344); History of Parliament Online; Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 12344); History of Parliament Online.
Other NoteRobert Harley, First Earl of Oxford, was born on 5 December 1661 in London, and baptised on the following day at St. Paul's, Covent Garden. He attended Inner Temple in 1682, and entered Parliament in 1689. Harley was speaker of the House of Commons from 1701 to 1705, and secretary of state from 1704 to 1708. The Harleian library was founded in October 1704, when Harley purchased more than 600 manuscripts from the collection of the antiquary Sir Simonds d'Ewes (1602-1650). In 1710, Harley was installed as chancellor of the Exchequer by Queen Anne, and elevated to the peerage as First Earl of Oxford in 1711. Following the death of Queen Anne, his career steadily fell in decline, and he died in London on 21 May 1724. He was buried at Brampton Bryan church, Herefordshire. According to the History of Parliament Online, Harley was 'the most important parliamentarian of his day; he remains the most extensively documented'.
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URLNotes of Parliament Online entry for Robert Harley, First Earl of Oxford (1661-1724). about the Harley Manuscripts on the British Library web page.
GEMMS record createdMay 29, 2019
GEMMS record last editedMay 29, 2019