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Collection Level Description: Diplomatic Correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 336-40
Title: Diplomatic Correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein
Dates of Creation: 1749-55
Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

William Henry [Nassau de] Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford (1717-1781) was a statesman. In 1749 he was sent as envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the king of Sardinia. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Diplomatic correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein during his Turin embassy, consisting of:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought at Sothebys in 1975.

Access Conditions

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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. 41391-5.

Access Points

Diplomatic and consular service, British | Italy

Zuylestein | William Henry | 1717-1781 | 4th Earl of Rochford | statesman


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