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.
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.
The letters were bought from Dobell in 1927.Access Conditions
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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).
Diplomatic and consular service, British
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