Philip Stanhope 1584-1656
Philip STANHOPE, 1st Earl of Chesterfield 1584-1656
Son of Sir John Stanhope (d.1609). Knighted in 1605; purchased the barony of Shelford in 1616; created Earl of Chesterfield in 1628. A royalist, Stanhope's house was sacked by parliamentary troops during the civil war. He was imprisoned and died in captivity in 1656.
Stanhope gave 55 books to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, ca.1630.
Books survive marked with one of several armorial stamps used by Stanhope.
- British Armorial Bindings.
- Jayne, S. Library catalogues of the English renaissance. Godalming, 1983, 156.
- Seddon, P. R. "Stanhope, Philip, first earl of Chesterfield (1583/4–1656), royalist nobleman." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.