Bacon Papers (MS 647-662)

Papers of Anthony Bacon, son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, who entered the service of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and was private secretary for foreign affairs. The papers are primarily concerned with his official duties and family matters and cover the years 1579-98. The collection was used extensively by Thomas Birch in Memoirs of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, 1754.

A micropublication of the Bacon Papers is available from World Microfilms. Further information on the papers can be found in:

Bill, E.G.W. Index to the Papers of Anthony Bacon (1558-1601) in Lambeth Palace Library (MSS. 647-662) (1974).


Access to the Bacon papers is also available by subscription from Adam Mathew Digital