Letter from Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds, to his sister

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Misc. Letters 1 Osborne (2)
  • Dates of Creation
      1694
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 letter held in 1 envelope, manuscript. The material was formerly bound into a volume containing also a transcript of the letter, which is now shelved in a separate author/alphabetical sequence following the main sequence of Miscellaneous Letters.

Scope and Content

Comprises 1 autograph letter from Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds, to his unnamed sister dated 9 June 1694 (with a transcript). It concerns the Battle of Camaret Bay, which had been fought the day before Osborne wrote this letter. The latter battle took place during the War of the Grand Alliance. It was an unsuccessful British naval attack on Brest in Brittany repulsed by the stronger French force under Vauban with the death of the British land force commander, Tollemarche.

Administrative / Biographical History

Peregrine Osborne (1658-1729) was 2nd Duke of Leeds and a vice-admiral. He married Bridget Hyde, who died in 1733. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. The name of his sister is not given.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton.

Note

In English.