Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend, mainly from British envoys abroad, concerning the conduct of the War of the Spanish Succession and the peace negotiations.
Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. d. 117-18
- Dates of Creation1709-11
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton (1678-1757) was a diplomat. Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738) was a statesman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The letters were bought from Dobell in 1927.
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. 40077-8.