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Collection Level Description: Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. d. 117-18
Title: Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend
Dates of Creation: 1709-11
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton (1678-1757) was a diplomat. Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738) was a statesman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend, mainly from British envoys abroad, concerning the conduct of the War of the Spanish Succession and the peace negotiations.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were bought from Dobell in 1927.

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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. 40077-8.

Related Units of Description

See also Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend (MSS. Eng. hist. d. 147-8).

Access Points

Diplomatic and consular service, British

Peace treaties

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

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

Walpole | Horatio | 1678-1757 | 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton | diplomat

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