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Byrd, William 1674-1744

Overview
Works: 232 works in 502 publications in 2 languages and 16,169 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Composer, Former owner
Classifications: F229, 923.273
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Most widely held works about William Byrd
 
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Another secret diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1739-1741, with letters & literary exercises, 1696-1726 by William Byrd( Book )

10 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose works; narratives of a colonial Virginian by William Byrd( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four descriptive narratives of Byrd's travels as a landowner and provincial official in Virginia and North Carolina from 1728 to 1733
The London diary, 1717-1721, and other writings by William Byrd( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Correspondence of the three William Byrds of Westover, Virginia, 1684-1776 by William Byrd( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histories of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina. With introd. and notes by William K. Boyd, and a new introd. by Percy G. Adams by William Byrd( Book )

11 editions published between 1929 and 1984 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Byrd's histories of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina by William Byrd( Book )

13 editions published between 1929 and 1987 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a comprehensive and dependable account of the first successful effort to establish the boundary between North Carolina and Virginia
A journey to the land of Eden, and other papers by William Byrd( Book )

7 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the dividing line, and other tracts by William Byrd( Book )

21 editions published between 1866 and 1991 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Colonel William Byrd of Westover in Virginia, Esqr by William Byrd( Book )

8 editions published between 1901 and 1991 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Byrd's Natural history of Virginia; or, The newly discovered Eden by William Byrd( Book )

5 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American gentleman: William Byrd of Westover in Virginia, his secret diary for the years 1709-1712 by William Byrd( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of William Byrd, hailed as the American Pepys reveals the life of a great gentleman in early America and a rich slice of what the country was really like in the early 1700's
The prose works of William Byrd of Westover : narratives of a colonial Virginian by William Byrd( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover by William Byrd( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After his 1728 Virginia-North Carolina boundary expedition, Virginia planter and politician William Byrd II composed two very different accounts of his adventures. The Secret History of the Line was written for private circulation, offering tales of scandalous behavior and political misconduct, peppered with rakish humor and personal satire. The History of the Dividing Line, continually revised by Byrd for decades after the expedition, was intended for the London literary market, though not published in his lifetime. Collating all extant manuscripts, Kevin Joel Berland's landmark scholarly edition of these two histories provides wide-ranging historical and cultural contexts for both, helping to recreate the social and intellectual ethos of Byrd and his time. Byrd enriched his narratives with material appropriated from earlier authors, many of whose works were in his library--the most extensive in the American colonies. Berland identifies for the first time many of Byrd's sources and raises the question: how reliable are histories that build silently upon antecedent texts and present borrowed material as firsthand testimony? In his analysis, Berland demonstrates the need for a new category to assess early modern history writing: the hybrid, accretional narrative"--
The Westover manuscripts containing the History of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A journey to the land of Eden, A.D. 1733; and A progress to the mines by William Byrd( Book )

6 editions published between 1841 and 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1656 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Harrington's brief career as a political and historical theorist spans the last years of the Cromwellian Protectorate and the Restoration of 1660. This 1992 volume comprises the first and last of Harrington's writings. Harrington was the first theorist to interpret the English Civil Wars as a revolution, the result of a long-term process of social change which led to the decay of the old political order. The Commonwealth of Oceana (1656) is a fictionalised presentation of English history up to the victory of the New Model Army, explaining the fall of the monarchy and proposing a republic to replace it. A System of Politics, written after the Restoration, is a scheme of history and political philosophy erected on the foundations of his previous works. Professor Pocock's introduction emphasises Harrington's place as a pivotal figure in the history of English political thought. This edition also contains a chronology of events in Harrington's life and a guide to further reading
The Westover manuscripts: containing the history of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A journey to the land of Eden, A.D. 1736: and A progress to the mines by William Byrd( Book )

17 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of North Carolina by John Lawson( Book )

4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the Dismal Swamp and a proposal to drain the swamp by William Byrd( Book )

4 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709-1712 by William Byrd( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1972 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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William Byrd's histories of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina
Alternative Names
byrd od Westover, William 1674-1744

Byrd, William écrivain

Byrd, William of Virginia

Byrd, William of Westover

Gulielmus Byrd II

William Byrd II Amerikaans advocaat (1674-1744)

Уилям Бирд

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Languages
English (254)

German (1)

Covers
The Westover manuscripts containing the History of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A journey to the land of Eden, A.D. 1733; and A progress to the minesThe Westover manuscripts: containing the history of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A journey to the land of Eden, A.D. 1736: and A progress to the minesOn the sources of patriarchal rage : the commonplace books of William Byrd and Thomas Jefferson and the gendering of power in the eighteenth centuryThe commonplace book of William Byrd II of WestoverThe library of William Byrd of WestoverByrd's line : a natural history