Sir Benjamin Thompson letter

Scope and Content

Address: Munich. To Lord Sheffield [John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield]. Describing how he took control of Munich on the approach of the contending Austrian and French armies: 'No foreign Troops have entered the Town and we have received no insult of any kind from either of the Armies by which we have been surrounded. And though we have seen several very sharp actions within musquet shot of our Walls yet not a shot has been levelled at us, nor have we lost a man.
Autograph, with signature.


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Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Special Collections Reading Room.

Related Material

Further material relating to the 1st Earl of Sheffield is held in the archives at Senate House Library, see references: MS124, MS 126, MS132, MS139, MS423, MS869, MS942 and MS984; AL55, AL60, AL116, AL120, AL121, AL144, AL145, AL227, AL268, AL277 and AL346.