Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S; To Which Is Subjoined the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon and Sir Richard Browne Volume . 3

Diary and Correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S; To Which Is Subjoined the Private Correspondence Between King Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas, and Between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon and Sir Richard Browne Volume . 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...under the title of "Navigation and Commerce, their Original and Progress: " (reprinted in Evelyn's "Miscellaneous Writings," 1825, 4to., pp. 625, 687). This highly pleased the King; but, because it gave great offence to the Dutch, it was for t time suppressed. See Diary, vol. ii p. 27, &c just veneration of your memory. But I shall add no more at present, because I will beg the grace ot a particular permission to discourse this affair to you, and with the joint request of my worthy friend Mr Williamson1 (who will likewise present your Honour with a specimen of the person's abilities) bespeak your Honour's favourable encouragement, who remain, Tour Honour's, &c. Dr. John FelP to Dr. Bathurst. 7 March, 1668-9. Good Sib, I presume you are not a stranger to our late transactions with the Royal Society concerning the MSS. of the Arundel Library, that they might be transferred hither, where they would remain more advantageously to all the interests of learning, and more conspicuously in reference to the name of my Lord and his family: we making a compensation to the Society by furnishing their library with such books as would be useful for the studies which they happily advance. The last night, Mr. Walker informs me, that the Royal Society are come to a resolution of referring the affair entirely to my Lord, and to that end to give up all the interest they have in the MSS. by his gift, that if he thinks fit he may bestow them here; on the other side, if he would have them retained, they may remain as they are. He tells me farther, that this will speedily be put into execution, and therefore it will be advisable that my Lord may be possessed by some friend of the University's, of the convenience of placing them here and adding...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605950
  • 9781236605955