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Byrd, William 1674-1744

Overview
Works: 270 works in 595 publications in 1 language and 16,647 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  History  Autobiographies  Sources  Personal correspondence  Academic theses  Biographies  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Composer, Creator, Former owner
Classifications: F229, 923.273
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Most widely held works about William Byrd
 
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The secret diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709-1712 by William Byrd( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 1972 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 812 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 780 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 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1929 and 1987 in English and held by 502 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
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 )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1967 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 367 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"--
An essay upon the government of the English plantations on the continent of America (1701) An anonymous Virginian's proposals for liberty under the British crown, with two memoranda by William Byrd by William Byrd( Book )

13 editions published between 1945 and 1980 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

28 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The manuscripts of Col. William Byrd, of Westover ... , of different dates from 1728 to 1736, are contained in a large folio volume bound in parchment, which has been carefully preserved in his family, until recently placed in the hands of the editor ... The manuscripts offer abundant internal evidence that they were written merely for the amusement of the author, and for the perusal of his family and friends, and not with any view to their being printed"--P. [iii]
History of the dividing line, and other tracts by William Byrd( Book )

16 editions published between 1866 and 1975 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to the land of Eden, and other papers by William Byrd( Book )

8 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose works of William Byrd of Westover : narratives of a colonial Virginian by William Byrd( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 208 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 206 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 )

11 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the entries of William Byrd's intimate diary which "illustrate colonial life in this period and throw the most light on the writer of the diary, a fascinating and complex character" (from Preface)
History of the dividing line, and other tracts by William Byrd( Book )

11 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret history of the line between Virginia and North Carolina by William Byrd( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description: This volume is the only known copy of a manuscript probably earlier than "The History of the Dividing Line Between Virginia and North Carolina." Contains fewer Indian references and lacks interpolated information, but describes contact with Saponi and Nottoway Indians in 1728. Includes list of commissioners running the line between the states and expenses
History of North Carolina by John Lawson( Book )

4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington( Book )

1 edition published in 1656 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Byrd, William écrivain

Byrd, William of Virginia

Byrd, William of Westover

Gulielmus Byrd II

William Byrd

William Byrd II Amerikaans advocaat (1674-1744)

Уилям Бирд

ويليام بيرد الثاني

ウィリアム・バード2世

Languages
English (273)