Arthur Collins

Date 1681/2-1760
Biographical NotesGenealogist, best known for his 'Peerage' and 'Baronage'. Son of William Collins, a gentleman usher to Charles II's consort, Queen Catherine of Braganza. Though describing himself as a printer or bookseller, Collins was an assured and diligent scholar and researcher, and a prolific compiler and editor. His 'Letters and Memorials of State' made use of the papers of the Sydney family. See ODNB.
Work(s)Editor of [Sir Philip Sidney to his Brother, Robert Sidney] (1580) in Letters and Memorials of State: In the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, Part of the Reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's Usurpation