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Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 1097
Draft letter from [Robert Harley, later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr Jackson; 4 Aug./15 Aug. 1704
15 August 1704
Encloses a copy [not present] of Dr Brampton's answer regarding the Swedish ships; has finished the new instructions for the privateers and men of warr with 'relation to the Swedish merchants'; reports an 'unfortunate accident' between a Swedish man of war and Rear Admiral Whetstone's squadron; hopes that the merchants will be released soon; sends copies of Whetstone's letters [not present] containing further details; says that he has written to Mr Robinson on the subject; hopes the Mr Lyon Croone will represent the facts fully.
Old Style dating on letter.
This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
diplomacy, with Sweden
naval actions,with Swedish merchants
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Dates of existence
Brampton; - (fl 1704 ); Dr; wrote report on Swedish ships
Whetstone; William (-1711); Sir; rear-admiral; knighted 1705
Robinson; John (1650-1723); Bishop of London; Lord Privy Seal 1711-13; appointed first English plenipotentiary at peace conference at Utrecht
Croone; Lyon (fl 1704); Mr; connected with diplomatic service in Sweden?
Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714
Jackson; Robert (fl 1704-1729); Mr; resident minister in Sweden 1710-7 1719-29
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