This collection contains correspondence and documents primarily accumulated by English civil servant William Blathwayt (1649-1717)
in his capacity
as a British government official in such roles as surveyor and auditor general of plantation revenues and secretary and
member of the Lords of Trade. The bulk of the papers date from 1660 to 1709 and chiefly
relate to the British colonies in North America and the West Indies.
English politician and administrator William Blathwayt (1649-1717) was one of the most distinguished civil servants of his
time. Blathwayt was born in London, England, in 1649. Beginning in 1665, he attended
the Middle Temple and in 1668 entered public life as clerk in the embassy of Sir William Temple
at The Hague (1668-1672). In 1672, Blathwayt toured Germany and Italy, before returning to England.
approximately 500 items in 9 boxes and 1 oversize folder
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