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Twenty-four letters, chiefly from British ministers and diplomats

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 62
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Twenty-four letters, chiefly from British ministers and diplomats, to sir John Goodricke, British envoy-extraordinary to Sweden, 1757-73, selected as specimens of autographs and chronologically arranged, including some in cypher with transliteration:

  1. There are holograph letters from Charles, lord Cathcart, Jan. 22, 1770 (fol. 35)
  2. George Grenville, Oct. 12, 1762 (fol. 14)
  3. John Montagu, earl of Sandwich, Nov. 27, 1764 (fol. 23)
  4. Thomas Thynne, viscount Weymouth, May 17, 1768 (fol. 30)
  5. Joseph Yorke, afterwards lord Dover, 1757 and 1761 (fols. 3, 12)


  • Creation: Written in 1757-1773


45 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 62, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 62

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19790


Twenty-four letters, chiefly from British ministers and diplomats

Biographical / Historical

Sir John Goodricke (1708-1789), was 5th baronet, a diplomat and a politician.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 36882

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly owned by the rev. Charles Warner, prebendary of Hereford, d. 1900, whose nephew, the rev. William Warner, of 6 Crick Road, Oxford, presented the MS., Sept. 20, 1915.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 3/4 in.

Twenty-four letters, chiefly from British ministers and diplomats
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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