Diplomatic Correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein
Diplomatic correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein during his Turin embassy, consisting of:
- Letters from consuls in the Italian states, 1749-1754
- Drafts of Rochford's replies, 1749-1752, 1754
- Drafts of letters to secretaries of state, 1749-1753
- Drafts of letters from Rochford to various correspondents, 1749-1755
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 336].
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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 336-340
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13517
Biographical / Historical
William Henry [Nassau de] Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford (1717-1781) was a statesman. In 1749 he was sent as envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the king of Sardinia. 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. 41391-5.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought at Sothebys in 1975.
- Diplomatic Correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein
- Emily Tarrant
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