Manuscript/Mixed Material Brief note of the accompte of the voyage intended by Sir John Norreis and Sir Francis Drake knyghts 17 December 1588" (docket), A.

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Title

  • Brief note of the accompte of the voyage intended by Sir John Norreis and Sir Francis Drake knyghts 17 December 1588" (docket), A.

Summary

  • An extract from the "Booke of accompte" of the Drake-Norris expedition which was then being prepared for sailing in 1589. The total sum so far paid in by the joint-venturers was £26,450 11s.; of this, the Queen had invested £16,000, and Drake and others the balance. There are a number of corrections in the figures of the account, and a number of amusing blunders in addition and subtraction of the various sums. As the document specifically mentions the surplus of the Queen's investment over that of the others, the account may have been prepared for her use; it certainly was issued by Billingsley, Osborne, and Fent, the financial controllers of the expedition. A pencil note states that the manuscript is from the collection of John Evelyn. It is apparently unpublished.

Names

  • Hans and Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • December 17, 1588.

Headings

  • -  Drake, Francis,--approximately 1540-1596--Travel
  • -  Elizabeth--I,--Queen of England,--1533-1603--Early works to 1800
  • -  Norris, John,--Sir,--1547?-1597

Notes

  • -  Document. 1 page. Folio (270 x 197 mm.). With attached leaf bearing a 7-line docket. In a cloth folder.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Description based on Global Gateway metadata.
  • -  drakenew

Medium

  • 1 sheet

Repository

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021699432

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Hans And Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection. Brief note of the accompte of the voyage intended by Sir John Norreis and Sir Francis Drake knyghts 17 December " docket, A. 1588. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021699432/.

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Hans And Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection. (1588) Brief note of the accompte of the voyage intended by Sir John Norreis and Sir Francis Drake knyghts 17 December " docket, A. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021699432/.

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Hans And Hanni Kraus Sir Francis Drake Collection. Brief note of the accompte of the voyage intended by Sir John Norreis and Sir Francis Drake knyghts 17 December " docket, A. 1588. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021699432/>.