Purchas, Samuel


Purchas, Samuel
(1575?-1626)
   A graduate of St. John's College, Cambridge. Rector of St. Martin's, Ludgate, London, 1614-1626. Fell heir to a number of unpublished narratives left by Hakluyt, and edited them with many others, in his collections of voyages and travels.
   Index: Ch Gives in his Pilgrims English version of Champlain's first narrative, 15.
   Bib.: Purchas his Pilgrimage, 1613; Purchas his Pilgrim, 1619; Hakluytus Posthumus, or Purchas his Pilgrimes, 1625.

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  • Purchas, Samuel — ▪ English author born c. 1577, , Thaxted, Essex, Eng. died 1626, London       English compiler of travel and discovery writings who continued the encyclopaedic collections begun by the British geographer Richard Hakluyt in Hakluytus Posthumus or… …   Universalium

  • Purchas, Samuel — (1575? 1626)    Compiler of travels, b. at Thaxton, and ed. at Camb., took orders, and held various benefices, including the rectory of St. Martin s, Ludgate Hill. The papers of R. Hakluyt (q.v.) came into his hands, and he made several… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • PURCHAS, SAMUEL —    collector of works of travel and continuator of the work of Hakluyt, in two curious works entitled Purchas his Pilgrimage, and Hakluyt s his Posthumous, or Purchas his Pilgrimmes, and was rector of St. Martin s, Ludgate, and chaplain to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Purchas — Samuel Purchas (* 1577 in Thaxted, Essex; † 1626 in London) war ein englischer Geistlicher und Herausgeber von Reiseliteratur. Samuel Purchas wurde vermutlich um 1577 in Thaxted in England geboren. Sein Vater George war ein erfolgreicher… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Samuel Purchas — (* 1577 in Thaxted, Essex; † 1626 in London) war ein englischer Geistlicher und Herausgeber von Reiseliteratur. Samuel Purchas wurde vermutlich um 1577 in Thaxted in England geboren. Sein Vater George war ein erfolgreicher Tuchhändler; über seine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Samuel Purchas — (1575? 1626), était un écrivain anglais s intéressant aux voyages, un proche contemporain de Richard Hakluyt. Purchas est né à Thaxted, dans l Essex, et a étudié au collège St John de Cambridge en 1600. Il est admis à Oxford en 1615. En 1604 il… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Samuel Purchas — (1575? 1626), was an English travel writer, a near contemporary of Richard Hakluyt.Purchas was born at Thaxted, Essex, and graduated at St John s College, Cambridge, in 1600; later he became B.D., and was admitted at Oxford in 1615. In 1604 he… …   Wikipedia

  • Purchas — biographical name Samuel circa 1577 1626 English compiler of travel books …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Purchas — /perr cheuhs/, n. Samuel, 1575? 1626, English writer and editor of travel books. * * * …   Universalium

  • Purchas — /perr cheuhs/, n. Samuel, 1575? 1626, English writer and editor of travel books …   Useful english dictionary