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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2065

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
A Wonderful Early Letter in Unusually Fine State of Preservation
1594 (25 June) letter signed, the address panel reading "To my verie assured frend Mr. Richard Bagotte Esquire", the letter reading "I am requested, and very willing to bestowe, a bucke upon Mr. Bowier her Ma[je]sties gentleman usher ... but because mine owne groundes are unfurnished, I must desire yo[u]r healpe, and do therefore praye yow to supplye this turne for mee, and to casue a good Bucke to be delivered to him selfe of this bearer for him.". Given at "the Courte at Theobalds". Signed "Essex". Paper in particularly fine state of preservation.

Notes: The Earl of Essex long had the favour of Queen Elizabeth, though in 1601 he was executed for treason having plotted to remove one of the Queen's Councillors.

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