MS 2160, No. 57
Account in Spanish of Ralegh's execution in a letter written by Juan Bautista van Male to Diego Sarmiento de Acuña (1567-1626), Count Gondomar, Spanish Ambassador to England. 14 November 1618. In a composite volume of Gondomar's diplomatic correspondence. 1618.
RaW 821: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)
This MS edited in F.J. Sánchez Cantón, ‘Cóme se enteró el Conde de Gondomar de la ejecución de Sir Walter Ralegh’, Real Academia de la Historia, Boletín 113 (1943), 123-9
Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.
A MS translation of Utopia into Castilian.
MrT 45.2: Sir Thomas More, Utopia
The Latin version first published in Louvain, 1516. Ralph Robynson's English translation published in 1551. Yale, Vol. 4.
Copy, 333 leaves. Mid-late 16th century.
MrT 29.5: Sir Thomas More, A Dialogue of Comfort
Probably from the library of Diego Sarmiento de Acuña (1567-1626), Count Gondomar, Spanish Ambassador to England.
Briefly discussed in Arantxa Domingo Malvadi, ‘Un Nouveau Manuscrit de More en Espagne’, Moreana, 33 (December 1996), 57-60.
First published in London, 1553. Yale, Vol. 12.
A sketch map among the papers of Diego Sarmiento de Acuña (1567-1626), Count Gondomar, Spanish Ambassador to England. c.1617?
RaW 1030: Sir Walter Ralegh, Map(s) of Guiana
Possibly once owned by Ralegh and given to James I, who may have passed it on to Gondomar, before Ralegh's last voyage, as a gesture of appeasement. This is speculative, as is its location among Gondomar's papers in the Biblioteca de Palacio.
The sketch was reproduced in C. Pérez Bustamente, El Conde de Gondomar y su intervención en el proceso, prisión y muerte de Sir Walter Raleigh (Santiago, 1928), after p. xxiv.