Oxford's last letter, addressed to King James VI
LETTERS AND MEMORANDA OF EDWARD DE VERE, 17TH EARL OF OXFORD
Seventy-seven of Oxford's letters and memoranda survive from the period 1563-1604, almost all written in his own distinctive italic hand and addressed to either his father-in-law, Lord Burghley, or his brother-in-law, Sir Robert Cecil. Most involve financial matters, including numbers 51-77 in particular, which deal with Oxford's involvement with the Queen's monopoly of the tin mines in Cornwall and Devon.
The numbering of the modern spelling versions presented below has been correlated with the numbering of the original spelling transcripts on Dr. Nelsons website for the convenience of those who wish to compare the modern and original spelling versions.
The letters and memoranda can be searched in entirety in the attached file.
Individual letters and memoranda, many with extensive summaries of the circumstances surrounding the composition of the document, can be accessed via the itemized list of Oxford's 77 letters and memoranda below.
For further documents related to Oxford's 77 letters and memoranda, see the Documents page on this website.