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Diplomatic Correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein


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Diplomatic correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein during his Turin embassy, consisting of:
  1. Letters from consuls in the Italian states, 1749-1754
  2. Drafts of Rochford's replies, 1749-1752, 1754
  3. Drafts of letters to secretaries of state, 1749-1753
  4. Drafts of letters from Rochford to various correspondents, 1749-1755


  • 1749-1755


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Language of Materials

  • English

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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought at Sothebys in 1975.
Diplomatic Correspondence of William Henry Zuylestein
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom