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Letter from Edward Wilbraham Bootle to John Blackburne

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 34-37
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The letter concerning Bootle's visit to St Petersburg during a two year tour of Russia, Siberia, and the Crimea with the Oxford don, John Parkinson . Bootle's letters includes a description of an audience held by Catherine the Great for Polish ambassadors following the Polish-Russian War of 1792; his assessment of the prospects of a scheme of the Duke of Richelieu to establish a colony in the Crimea for 6000 people fleeing the French Revolution; a discussion of the political situation in Sweden; and Russian opinions of Charles James Fox.


  • Creation: 4 Feb 1793


4 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 34-37].

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MS. Eng. c. 7903, fols. 34-37

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6943


Letter from Edward Wilbraham Bootle to John Blackburne.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Baron Skelmersdale, was a British politician elected to the House of Commons for Westbury in 1795.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought Samuel Gedge catalogue 14, 18 Oct 2012. Sponsored by Claire Blackman, David Fielding, and in memory of Kyril Bonfiglioli, Duke Humfrey’s Night, 15 Oct 2013.

Letter from Edward Wilbraham Bootle to John Blackburne
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