Contemporary Copies of Letters of Henry St. John, Secretary of State

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. e. 4; Eng. misc. e. 180
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Scope and Content

Two volumes of contemporary copies, in the same hand, of letters from Henry St. John, Secretary of State, to Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, envoy to the Netherlands.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) was Secretary of State. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The volumes were purchased in 1927 and 1933.


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. 41796-7.