Anglo-Dutch foreign policy, 1778

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript copy of a response by Henry Howard, 12th Earl of Suffolk and 5th Earl of Berkshire, to the representations of the Dutch envoy, the Comte de Welderen, and entitled 'Réponse de Mylord Suffolk, par ordre du Roi, aux représentations du Comte de Welderen, Envoyé Extraordinaire de Leurs Hautes Puis[san]ces, les Etats-Généraux des Provinces-Unies'. Dated at St. James, 19 Oct 1778'.

Administrative / Biographical History

This diplomatic paper may have had something to do with Dutch support for the United States during the American War of Independence (1775-1783).

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Bound in a Goldsmiths' Library volume lettered 'Miscellanies Politiques. Pole-Carew 3' (G.L. Cat 11708, 11794, 11814, 11827, 11830-3, 11839, 11846, 11853, 11942), being a volume of printed pamphlets concerning relations between Holland and England in 1778 and 1779 from a collection made by Reginald Pole Carew.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

7¼" x 4½"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.