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Letters from Sir Edward Villiers 1st Earl of Jersey to Richard Hill

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MS. Eng. d. 4003
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Letters from Sir Edward Villiers, envoy to the states general of the United Provinces, and from 26 Feb. 1697 envoy-extraordinary and -plenipotentiary to the peace conference at Ryswick, to Richard Hill, envoy to Brussels. The letters cover diplomatic, political and personal matters in particular the events surrounding negotiations leading to the Peace of Ryswick, 20 Sept 1697.


  • Creation: 2 Aug. 1696-18 Aug. 1704


193 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 4003, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. d. 4003

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6526


Letters from Sir Edward Villiers 1st Earl of Jersey to Richard Hill

Biographical / Historical

For further biographical details of Edward Villiers and Richard Hill see - Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

These papers were previously deposited at Greater London Record Office (now London Metropolitan Archives) under the reference Acc. 510/1-96

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Bernard Quaritch booksellers.

Related Materials

For letters from Richard Hill to William Blathwayt, Secretary at War, 1692-5, see MS. Eng. hist. d. 146; further letters are in MS. Eng. hist. d. 150, fols. 30-3, 36-9, 42-3. Letters to Richard Hill as envoy to the Duke of Savoy, 1704-6 are MS. Eng. hist. d.164; and as envoy to the Elector of Bavaria, 1696-8, MS. Eng. lett. d. 3. See Mary Clapinson and T. D. Rogers, Summary catalogue of post-medieval western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, acquisitions 1916-1975, vol. I, SC nos. 40103, 40107, 40121, 41596.

Physical Facet

Brown binding of Greater London Record Office

Letters from Sir Edward Villiers 1st Earl of Jersey to Richard Hill
EAD version 2018
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom