Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend
Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend, concerning peace negotiations during the War of the Spanish Succession.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. d. 147].
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MSS. Eng. hist. d. 147-148
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12812
Biographical / Historical
Henry Boyle, 1st Baron Carleton (d. 1725), politician, was principal Secretary of State. Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738), statesman, was ambassador extraordinary at The Hague. 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. 40104-5.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letters were bought from Colbeck Radford in 1934.
- 18th century
- Boyle | Henry | d 1725 | 1st Baron Carleton | politician
- Diplomatic and consular service, British
- Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Netherlands
- Peace treaties
- Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714 -- Diplomatic history
- Townshend | Charles | 1674-1738 | 2nd Viscount Townshend | statesman
- Letters from Henry Boyle to Charles, Viscount Townshend
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description
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