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Copies of letters from Louis XV and members of the French ministry to Charles Francois D’Iberville, Frnech minister in London (1713-1717)

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Dep. c. 394
Held at the Weston Library

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The letters were intercepted by the British government and apparently once in the possession of Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend, at that time Secretary of State for the Northern Department. Includes a few similar letters to others and also one of 1710 from Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke to Townshend.


  • Creation: 1715-1716


313 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • French

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Dep. c. 394

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20998


Copies of letters from Louis XV and others to Charles Francois D’Iberville

Biographical / Historical

Louis XV (1710-1774), King of France, succeeded to the throne in 1715 aged five. From 1715-1723 France was ruled by Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, as regent. Charles Francois D’Iberville (1653-1723), Marquis de La Bonde, was a French aristocrat and diplomat. For further details see Recueil des Instructions XXV.2 Angleterre, tome 3, 1698-1791, par Paul Vaucher, pp. 135 ff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Mrs. J. Wynne, 1970.

Copies of letters from Louis XV and others to Charles Francois D’Iberville
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