William II Byrd Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

A Disclosure Concerning the Plague, With Some Preservatives Against It. By a Lover of Mankind [attributed to Byrd] (pamphlet) 1721

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. Written from 1728 to 1736 [edited by Edmund Ruffin] (nonfiction) 1841

The History of the Dividing Line and Other Tracts. 2 vols. (nonfiction) 1866

The Writings of “Colonel William Byrd of Westover in Virginia, Esqr.,” [edited by John S. Bassett] (nonfiction) 1901

Description of the Dismal Swamp and A Proposal to Drain the Swamp [edited by Earl G. Swem] (nonfiction) 1922

A Journey to the Land of Eden and Other Papers [edited by Mark VanDoren] (nonfiction) 1928

*William Byrd's Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina [edited by William K. Boyd] (nonfiction) 1929

The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709-1712 [edited by Louis B. Wright and Marion Tinling] (journal) 1941

Another Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1739-1741, With Letters & Literary Exercises, 1696-1726 [edited by Maude H. Woodfin and Tinling] (journal) 1942

The London Diary (1717-1721) and Other Writings [edited by Wright and Tinling] (journal) 1958

The Prose Works of William Byrd of Westover: Narratives of a Colonial Gentleman [edited by Wright] (nonfiction) 1966

The Correspondence of the Three William Byrds of Westover, Virginia, 1684-1776. 2 vols. [edited by Tinling] (letters) 1977

*This publication includes The Secret History of the Line.