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Correspondence, 1714, 1721, 1743-1827, n.d.

MS. Eng. c. 7562
Held at the Weston Library

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(fols. iv-vii) an index of contents

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, from:

  1. (fols. 72-3) Charles Talbot, Duke of Shrewsbury, Mar. 1714
  2. (fol. 176) Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, 1721, with (fols. 174-5) a letter to Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, from Mary Deedes enclosing the Duchess of Marlborough's letter for inclusion in the Harcourt papers, n.d.

correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, comprising:

  1. (fols. 74-7) account by Harcourt of his conference with George II and Henry Pelham, concerning his intention to resign as tutor to George, Prince of Wales, Nov. 1752
  2. (fols. 78-85) letters from Harcourt to Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyme, concerning his intention to resign as tutor to George, Prince of Wales, Nov. 1752
  3. (fols. 86-93) correspondence between Harcourt and Thomas Herring, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Philip Yorke, 1st Earl Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor, on behalf of George II, concerning Harcourt's intention to resign as tutor to George, Prince of Wales, Nov. 1752
  4. (fols. 94-9) memoir, in French, concerning the proposed articles for the marriage of George III and Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Aug. 1761
  5. (fols. 100-2) instructions, signed by George III, for Harcourt on his appointment as ambassador and plenipotentiary for negotiating the King's marriage to Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, July 1761
  6. (fols. 103-12) official and private instructions, signed by George III, for Harcourt's appointment as ambassador and plenipotentiary to France, Dec. 1768
  7. (fols. 113-14) letter from Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, concerning the possible presentation of Madame du Barry at the French court and a new French Ministry, Feb. 1769
  8. (fols. 115-16) letter from Sir William Hamilton congratulating Harcourt on his appointment as ambassador to France, Feb. 1769
  9. (fols. 117-18) letter from Sir Horatio Mann reporting the death of Pope Clement XIII, Feb. 1769
  10. (fols. 119-20) letter from Robert Walpole, Sept. 1769
  11. (fols. 121-2) letter from William Henry van Nassau van Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, offering Harcourt the Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland, May 1772
  12. (fols. 142-73) letters to his wife Rebecca Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, during the Dettingen campaign, May-July 1743

letters to William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, from:

  1. (fols. 1-2, 25-6, 42-8, 61-3) Queen Charlotte, Sept. 1790, Dec. 1791, Sept. 1805, May-Aug. 1809, Feb.-Mar. 1811, July 1816, Oct. 1817
  2. (fols. 3-4, 32-3, 49-50, 53-4) Princess Elizabeth, Apr. 1809, Mar. 1812, June 1813, n.d.
  3. (fols. 5-6) Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Apr. 1794
  4. (fols. 7-8, 13-18, 23-4) George III, Jan. 1795, Apr. 1797, Nov.-Dec. 1799, Aug. 1804
  5. (fols. 9-10, 66) Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Nov. 1795, Jan. 1821
  6. (fols. 11-12, 19-20) Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Jan. 1797, Oct. 1803
  7. (fols. 21-2, 27-30, 38-9) Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, July 1804, Dec. 1805, Apr. 1809
  8. (fol. 31) Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Jan. 1808
  9. (fols. 34-7, 64-5, 69) Princess Augusta Sophia, Apr. 1809, Jan. 1819, Apr. 1826
  10. (fols. 40-1) Prince William, Duke of Clarence, May 1809
  11. (fols. 51-2, 55-60) Charlotte, Queen of W├╝rttemberg, Mar. 1813, Apr. 1814, May 1815, Apr. 1816
  12. (fols. 67-8, 70-1) George IV, June 1823, Dec. 1826
  13. (fols. 123-7) Colonel Birch giving an account of the battle of Alexandria, Aug. 1801
  14. (fol. 129) Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orleans (later King Louis Philippe III of France), Jan. 1807
  15. (fols. 130-1) Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool, Feb. 1807
  16. (fols. 132-3) Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Mar. 1816
  17. (fols. 134-8) John Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, June 1820
  18. (fol. 141) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Mar. 1827

and (fol. 139) a brief account of money raised from the sale of Harcourt House, London, Feb. 1824


  • Creation: 1714, 1721, 1743-1827, n.d.


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 7562

Separated Materials

A letter from William Thomas to Richard Lockwood describing the death of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, at Nuneham Park, Sept. 1777, and a photocopy and typescript transcript of a letter from Charlotte, Queen of W├╝rttemberg, to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Mar. 1823 which were found loose in the inside cover of the volume, are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 6-14.

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