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Papers of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, First Lord of the Treasury

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MS. North adds. b. 10
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(fols. 1-87) Official Treasury papers mainly relating to imports, exports and customs duties, 1692-1722, n.d.

(fols. 88-123) Papers relating to schemes for the raising of revenue, mainly addressed to Lord Bute, 1759-62.

(fols. 124-41) Miscellaneous official papers, comprising

  1. (fols. 124-5) Copy of a letter concerning the settlement of refugees from the Palatinate, 1709.
  2. (fols. 126-9) Proposals for the Lead Corporation.
  3. (fols. 130-1) Summary of the totals of 'Conformists, Nonconformists and Papists in the two Provinces Canterbury and York' from the 'Compton Census' of 1676, early 18th cent.
  4. (fols. 132-3) Petition to the House of Commons from the voters of Southwark, early 18th cent.
  5. (fols. 134-9) Part (pp.290-300) of a list of instructions to the American colonies concerning naval supplies, n.d.
  6. (fols. 140-1) Statement of Queen Charlotte's expenditure in the first three quarters of 1783.

(fols. 142-7) Miscellaneous papers, including

  1. (fol. 142) A French Treasury quittance, 1514. Written in French.
  2. (fol. 143) Officially attested genealogy of the Herwart family of Augsberg, 1673. Written in Latin.
  3. (fol. 144) Rough inventory of china, glass, silver and linen, n.d. [mid 18th cent.].
  4. (fol. 145) A letter from Col. R Cheney of the Grenadier Guards to his nephew, relating to the Peninsular War, 3 Dec. 1808.


  • Creation: 1514-1836


147 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. North adds. b. 10, fols. 1-2].

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MS. North adds. b. 10

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14951


Papers of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, First Lord of the Treasury

Biographical / Historical

John Stuart (1713-1792), 3rd Earl of Bute, First Lord of the Treasury

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Sotheby's, London, 6 June 1978, lots 143 & 278

Related Materials

See also the North and Bute papers described in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 49362-710.

Papers of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, First Lord of the Treasury
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Weston Library
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