Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend

Scope and Content

Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend, concerning peace negotiations during the War of the Spanish Succession.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Boyle, 1st Baron Carleton (d 1725), politician, was principal Secretary of State. Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738), statesman, was ambassador extraordinary at The Hague. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The letters were bought from Colbeck Radford in 1934.


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. 40104-5.

Related Material

See also Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (MSS. Eng. hist. d. 117-18).