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Richard G. Joynt Collection of British Manuscripts

Identifier: MS 00032

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Scope and Contents

Richard G. Joynt's collection of British manuscripts, from the 15th to the 20th century, of 88 letters and documents, 41 cut signatures, and many book engravings.  The authors and signatures include kings, queens, prime ministers, nobles, military officers, authors, and other dignitaries. Personal matters, military orders and letters, religion, treaties, politics, intrique, and much more are covered in these letters, often interwoven with current events.


  • Creation: 1593-2015 and undated


Language of Materials

English French Latin

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


4.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

Loosely arranged by genre and size of material except the signatures which are in alphabetical order (box 1, folder 2).

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2015.051 was received by Special Collections from the donor on 11/30/2014.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in March 2015. Processing and item descriptions completed in December 2015 by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.

Guide to the Richard G. Joynt Collection of British Manuscripts
Finding Aid Authors: SCRC Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository