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Cecil, Robert (1563-1612) 1st Earl of Salisbury, statesman

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Alternative name(s):
  • Salisbury, 1st Earl of (Also known as)
  • Cranborne, 1st Viscount (Also known as)
Surname: Cecil
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Robert
Gender: Male
Date: 1563-1612
Title: 1st Earl of Salisbury and 1st Viscount Cranborne
History: Robert Cecil was a son of Elizabeth I's chief minister William Cecil, Lord Burghley. He was knighted in 1591 and was Secretary of State from 1596 to 1608. He secured the accession of James VI of Scotland to the English throne in 1603. He was created Baron Cecil 1603, Viscount Cranborne 1604 and Earl of Salisbury 1605.
Biography: ODNB link for Cecil, Robert (1563-1612) 1st Earl of Salisbury, statesman
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276112 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P166195 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Robert Cecil
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1585-1780: Secretaries of State: State Papers Foreign, Flanders
The National Archives, Kew
2
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
3
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
4
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
5
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
6
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
7
corresp and papers incl rel to Cambridge University
Hatfield House Library and Archives
NRA 32925
8
1602-03: register of corresp with Sir Thomas Parry
British Library, Manuscript Collections
9
papers
Hatfield House Library and Archives
See HMC 9 Salisbury (Cecil) MSS
10
letters
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 26325 Newdegate
11
1596-1608: corresp rel to Cambridge University
Cambridge University Archives
See Cambridge University Archives: a Classified List, 1988, p63
12
corresp with Sir Ralph Winwood
Northamptonshire Archives
See HMC 45 Buccleuch (Montagu House) MSS
13
1600-11: misc corresp
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 17989 Sidney

See HMC 77 De L'Isle and Dudley MSS II-IV
14
1600-03: corresp with Mr Nicholson
New York Public Library: Manuscripts and Archives Division
NRA 20038
15
1593-97: letters
Lambeth Palace Library
NRA 19123
16
c1590-1609: corresp with Earls of Shrewsbury
Lambeth Palace Library
See HMC Joint Publications, 6
17
1604-06: copies of letters to Sir Charles Cornwallis
Stonyhurst College
NRA 22957 Stonyhurst College
18
c1599-1604: letters to Lord Chancellor Ellesmere
Huntington Library
NRA 24601 Egerton (Bridgwater)
19
1607-11: letters to Sir Julius Caesar
British Library, Manuscript Collections
20
1609-12: corresp with William Trumbull
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC [75] Downshire II-III

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