John Baker Holroyd (Earl of Sheffield) letter

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Address: Whitehall. To the Rt Hon William Wickham, Chief Secretary for Ireland. 'Lord Sheffield has caused the tracts sent herewith relative to Ireland to be bound together with the wish they may be usefull (sic) in respect to reference to Mr. Wickham. The first gives details of the state, manufactures & commerce of Ireland to the year 1785. The speech on union continues those details to the present times & the observations on the export of wool to Ireland shews the state of the woollen manufacture in both countries'.
Autograph, unsigned.


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This document and accompanying tracts are inserted in a Goldsmiths' Library volume 'Lord Sheffield on the State of the Union, etc' (1785) - Library classmark [G.L.] 1785. To request the document, please place an order for the volume, specifying that you wish to see the autograph letter AL346. (Note that two of the tracts are represented by several copies in the volume; it is unclear which copies relate directly to the letter.)

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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, AL115, AL116, AL120, AL121, AL144, AL145, AL227, AL268 and AL277