Ada Seeley: Transcripts of British Museum and Public Record Office Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcripts made by Miss A.E. Seeley for Professor J.R. Seeley.

MSS.Add.4252-4254: Transcripts of the correspondence of John Carteret, 1st Earl Granville, 1742-1744, made from British Museum Additional Manuscripts, c. 1887, 3 volumes (94, 93 and 94 folios).

MSS.Add.4255-4258: Transcripts and notes of the correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, 1740-1748, made from British Museum Additional Manuscripts, c. 1887, 4 volumes (62, 94, 78 and 94 folios).

MSS.Add.4259-4305: Transcripts, abstracts and notes of the diplomatic papers of Foreign Offices, made primarily from Public Record Office records, c. 1885-1887, 47 volumes.

MS.Add.4259: Correspondence, with occasional notes and abstracts, dealing with the Treaty of Aix-la Chapelle, 1748, made from Treaty Papers, possibly in the P.R.O., c. 1887, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4260: Diplomatic correspondence, 1743-1745, made from the Home Office Regencies and Hanover Letter Books in the P.R.O, 50 folios.

MS.Add.4261: Diplomatic correspondence, 1745; diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Treaty of Hanover (1725), 1723-1725, with a few abstracts and notes; made from the Home Office Regencies, 50 folios.

MS.Add.4262: Diplomatic correspondence, 1716-1727, made from the P.R.O. Foreign Office Records, Germany, Turkey and Holland, and the Home Office Regencies, 62 folios.

MS.Add.4263: Abstracts, notes and transcripts made from the Foreign Office Records, 97 folios.

MS.Add.4264: Diplomatic correspondence, 1718, made from the Foreign Office Records, France, 84 folios.

MS.Add.4265: Diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Congress of Soissons, 1728-1729, made from the Foreign Office Records, France, 96 folios.

MS.Add.4266: Diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Congress of Soissons, 1729, made from the Foreign Office Records, France, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4267: Diplomatic correspondence, 1743-1746, made from the Foreign Office Records, France; diplomatic correspondence relating to the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1747, made from the Foreign Office Records, Holland; 78 folios.

MS.Add.4268: Diplomatic correspondence, 1761-1763, relating to the Peace of 1763, made from the Foreign Office Records, France, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4269: Official correspondence relating to Georgia, 1733-1736, made from the Colonial Office Letter Books; diplomatic correspondence, 1736-1738, made from the Foreign Office Records, Spain; 115 folios.

MS.Add.4270: Diplomatic correspondence, 1726-1729, made from the Foreign Office Records, Germany, and the Home Office Regencies; diplomatic correspondence relating to the Treaty of Nystadt, 1721-1724, made from the Foreign Office Records, Sweden; 94 folios.

MS.Add.4271: Diplomatic correspondence, 1749-1751, made from the Foreign Office Records, Germany, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4272: Diplomatic correspondence, 1751-1752, made from the Foreign Office Records, Germany, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4273: Diplomatic correspondence, 1752-1755, made from the Foreign Office Records, Germany, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4274: Diplomatic correspondence, 1755-1757, made from the Foreign Office Records, Germany, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4275: Aix-la-Chapelle Treaty Papers, 1747-1748, made from the Foreign Office Records, Holland, and Treaty Papers, 80 folios.

MS.Add.4276: Diplomatic correspondence, 1749-1751, made from the Foreign Office Records, Holland, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4277: Diplomatic correspondence, 1750-1753, made from the Foreign Office Records, Holland, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4278: Diplomatic correspondence, 1753-1780, made from the Foreign Office Records, Holland, 92 folios.

MS.Add.4279: Diplomatic correspondence, 1780-1786, made from the Foreign Office Records, Holland and France, 32 folios.

MS.Add.4280: Letter from [the 1st Earl of Malmesbury] to Francis [Duke of Leeds], 1 September 1786, made from the Foreign Office Records, Holland; diplomatic correspondence, 1714-1718, made from the Foreign Office Records, France; 55 folios.

MS.Add.4281: Diplomatic correspondence, 1736-1740, made from the Foreign Office Records, Naples and Sicily; diplomatic correspondence, 1735-1736, made from the Foreign Office Records, Spain; diplomatic correspondence, 1732-1735, made from the Foreign Office Records, Turkey; 94 folios.

MS.Add.4282: Diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Bourbons in Italy, 1735-1741, made from the Foreign Office Records, Turkey; and 1733-1734, made from the Foreign Office Records, Germany; 94 folios.

MS.Add.4283: Diplomatic correspondence, 1734-1736, made from the Foreign Office Records, Germany and France; diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Treaty of Nymphenberg, 1740-1741, made from the Foreign Office Records, France; 114 folios.

MS.Add.4284: Diplomatic correspondence, 1714-1723, made from the Foreign Office Records, Portugal, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4285: Diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Treaty of Hanover, 1724-1730, made from the Foreign Office Records, Prussia, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4286: Diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Convention of Hanover (1745), 1745-1748, made from the British Museum Additional Manuscripts; 'Plan du Comte de la Marche pour la Paix du Nord', made from the Foreign Office Records, Sweden; 94 folios.

MS.Add.4287: Diplomatic correspondence, 1742-1743, made from the Foreign Office Records, Prussia, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4288: Diplomatic correspondence relating to Russia, 1715-1719, made from the Foreign Office Records; abstract of four books of diplomatic correspondence, 1749-1750, relating to the Franco-Austrian Alliance; 60 folios.

MS.Add.4289: Diplomatic correspondence, 1728-1733, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 101 folios.

MS.Add.4290: Diplomatic correspondence, 1733-1738, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 101 folios.

MS.Add.4291: Diplomatic correspondence, 1738-1741, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4292: Diplomatic correspondence, 1741-1742, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4293: Diplomatic correspondence, 1748-1754, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 62 folios.

MS.Add.4294: Diplomatic correspondence, 1754-1756, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4295: Diplomatic correspondence, 1756, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 115 folios.

MS.Add.4296: Diplomatic correspondence, 1756-1761, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4297: Diplomatic correspondence, 1761-1764, made from the Foreign Office Records, Russia, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4298: Diplomatic correspondence, 1670-1726, made from the Foreign Office Records, Savoy and Sardinia, 78 folios.

MS.Add.4299: Diplomatic correspondence dealing with the Treaty of Seville, 1729, made from the Foreign Office Records, Spain, 118 folios.

MS.Add.4300: Diplomatic correspondence, 1739-1743, made from the Foreign Office Records, Spain; transcripts of diplomatic correspondence, 1735-1740, made from the Foreign Office Records, France; list of Spanish Treaties, 1700-1729; 106 folios.

MS.Add.4301: Diplomatic correspondence, 1757-1761, relating to the Family Compact of 1761, made from the Foreign Office Records, Spain, 102 folios.

MS.Add.4302: Diplomatic correspondence, 1761-1765, relating to the Family Compact of 1761, made from the Foreign Office Records, Spain and France, 38 folios.

MS.Add.4303: Diplomatic correspondence relating to the Family Compact of 1733, 1733-1735, made from the Foreign Office Records, France, Spain, Savoy and Sardinia, and the British Museum Additional Manuscripts, 94 folios.

MS.Add.4304: Diplomatic correspondence relating to the Peace of Nystadt (1721), 1721, made from the Foreign Office Records, Sweden, 38 folios.

MS.Add.4305: Diplomatic correspondence, 1698-1718, made from the Foreign Office Records, Turkey; abstract of a Turkey notebook; notes and abstracts of relations with Russia, 1619-1729; notes and abstracts of relations with Portugal, 1714-1723; notes and abstracts of relations with France, 1714-1716; notes on Gibraltar; extract from a letter from the Duke of Newcastle to the Earl of Marchmont and Lord Whitworth, 11 March 1725, relating to the marriage of Louis XV, King of France; note on the Family Compact of 15 August 1761; 118 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Robert Seeley (1834-1895), historian and essayist, was born in London on 10 September 1834. He attended the City of London School and Christ's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1857), where he became a Fellow and Lecturer in Classics. He was appointed Chief Classical Assistant at the City of London School in 1859, and Professor of Latin at University College, London, in 1863. He was Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University, 1869-1895, and became a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College in 1882. He died in Cambridge on 13 January 1895.

Seeley employed his sister Ada Seeley as a research assistant between 1885 and 1887, transcribing manuscripts at the British Museum and Public Record Office (P.R.O.).

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the University Press, 1895.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on J.R. Seeley in Sidney Lee, ed., Dictionary of national biography, Vol. XVII (London, 1909), pp. 1128-1131.

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