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Collection Level Description: Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. d. 147-8
Title: Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend
Dates of Creation: 1709-10
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

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.

Scope and Content

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

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were bought from Colbeck Radford in 1934.

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Further Information

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 Units of Description

See also Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend.

Access Points

Diplomatic and consular service, British

Peace treaties

Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714 | Diplomatic history

Boyle | Henry | d 1725 | 1st Baron Carleton | politician

Townshend | Charles | 1674-1738 | 2nd Viscount Townshend | statesman

Great Britain | Foreign relations | Netherlands

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