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Collection Level Description: Contemporary Copies of Letters of Henry St. John, Secretary of State

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. e. 4; Eng. misc. e. 180
Title: Contemporary Copies of Letters of Henry St. John, Secretary of State
Dates of Creation: 1709-11
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751) was Secretary of State. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Two volumes of contemporary copies, in the same hand, of letters from Henry St. John, Secretary of State, to Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, envoy to the Netherlands.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were purchased in 1927 and 1933.

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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. 41796-7.

Access Points

Boyle | Charles | 1676-1731 | 4th Earl of Orrery and 1st Baron Marston | General

St John | Henry | 1678-1751 | 1st Viscount Bolingbroke | statesman

Great Britain | Politics and government | 18th century

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