Richard Hill: Letters and Papers

Scope and Content

20 papers in French, many concerning financial matters, 1695-1715; letters, mostly to Hill, from M. Servati, L. Desprez, Di S. Tomaso, Joseph Bouer, Dalique, Tobie Rocayrol and Abbe Provana; letters to Bruce (possibly Hill's secretary) from Marmande; letters to Chetwynd (Hill's secretary in Turin) from Clignet, the Comtesse de Guarene, and Fischer and De Riqueba; and a price list of paintings by Guillaume Desnoues. The identification of some of the writers is tentative.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Hill (1655-1727), diplomat, was envoy extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria at Brussels, 1696; Ambassador at The Hague and Lord of the Admiralty, 1699; and Envoy to Savoy, 1703-1706, where he gained the adhesion of the Duke to the Grand Alliance against France. He was apppointed Ambassador to The Hague and Brussels in 1710, but declined because of ill-health.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1989.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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