Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend
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.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. d. 117].
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MSS. Eng. hist. d. 117-118
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13451
Biographical / Historical
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.
Other 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters were bought from Dobell in 1927.
- Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description