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Byrd, William 1674-1744

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Works: 215 works in 430 publications in 1 language and 15,849 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Biography  Catalogs 
Roles: Composer
Classifications: F229, 923.273
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Prose works; narratives of a colonial Virginian by William Byrd ( Book )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 957 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. For contents, see Author Catalog
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 Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The London diary, 1717-1721, and other writings by William Byrd ( Book )
8 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Correspondence of the three William Byrds of Westover, Virginia, 1684-1776 by William Byrd ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 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 )
10 editions published between 1929 and 1984 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Byrd's histories of the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina by William Byrd ( Book )
11 editions published between 1929 and 1987 in English and held by 500 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
History of the dividing line, and other tracts by William Byrd ( Book )
19 editions published between 1866 and 1975 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A journey to the land of Eden, and other papers by William Byrd ( Book )
6 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 291 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 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Byrd (b.1652) came to America in 1670. He married Mary Horsemansen ca.1673. William Byrd was given an estate in Virginia by Thomas Stegg
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 201 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 )
4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 193 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 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 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover by William Byrd ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 87 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"--
History of North Carolina by John Lawson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description of the Dismal Swamp and a proposal to drain the swamp by William Byrd ( Book )
5 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secret history of the line between Virginia and North Carolina by William Byrd ( )
6 editions published between 1728 and 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is the only known copy of a manuscript probably earlier than "The History of the Dividing Line Between Virginia and N. Carolina."
The secret diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709-1712 by William Byrd ( Book )
14 editions published between 1941 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
byrd od Westover, William, 1674-1744
Byrd, William, écrivain
Byrd, William, of Virginia
Byrd, William, of Westover
Languages
English (210)
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