Transcripts of Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope by Willard Connely

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 59, e. 10-13
  • Dates of Creation
      1930s (transcripts of 18th century originals)
  • Language of Material
      English, and French.
  • Physical Description
      5 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Transcripts, made by Willard Connely, of letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, consisting of:  

  • Transcript of Chesterfield's letter-book kept during his embassy at The Hague, 1728-32
  • Transcript of Chesterfield's letters, written in French, to Simon van Slingelandt, Grand Pensionary, 1729-33

Administrative / Biographical History

Willard Connely (1888-1967), author and journalist. Details are given in Who Was Who. Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) was a statesman. He was ambassador to Holland, 1728-1732. Details for Philip Dormer Stanhope are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The transcripts were given to the Library in 1942.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40856-60.

Additional Information

The originals are in the Royal Library, The Hague (MSS. Eng. lett. e. 10-13), and the Royal Archives, The Hague (MS. Eng. lett. c. 59).

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