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Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626



  • Existence: 1561 - 1626


Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher and statesman

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Fowler & Wells Portrait Posters for Physiognomy Lectures

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1000

A set of nineteen posters with 112 bust portraits depicting identified men and women, primarily authors, artists, scientists, monarchs, and religious and political leaders from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a group of idealized heads illustrating characteristics identified by phrenologists.

Dates: circa 1860

Letter to the House of Lords, [18--?]

 Part of Collection — Box 35: [Barcode: 39002137225117], Folder: GROUP 757, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Copy of an ALS, in an unidentified hand, probably made in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century.

Printed in The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon, ed. by Spedding, London, 1874, v. 7, p. 215-216.

Dates: [18--?]

On Gardens. His Essay, taken from the first complete collection which was published in 1625, the year before his death. Libanus Press, 1989., 1989

 Item — Volume Moss no. 120: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 17 , Series II
Scope and Contents:

'This essay was printed for the Libanus Press Open Day, 29 April 1989. This is limited to about 450 copies. The title page decoration is by Richard Shirley Smith.' Two unnumbered pages (270 x 183 mm), sewn into a wrapper. This item was included as a 'surprise packet' in the Libanus Press, More Daylight Jobbery.

Dates: 1989


Call Number: OSB MSS 28

Collection of approximately 50 tracts, almost entirely manuscript, concerning British politics and government. Many document relations between King Charles I and Parliament, including copies of speeches before Commons by Bagshaw, Grimston, Owens, and Pym and copies of petitions to the King by the Scottish Parliament and the Berkshire Grand Jury. Other topics include the royal succession, taxation, and court practices.

Dates: ca. 1550-1665