Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1317
TitleExtract of a letter from Charles Whitworth [later Baron Whitworth of Galway], Mosco[w], Russia, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 18/29 Apr. 1706
Date29 April 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays the 'Court here is turned quite merchant'; reports how the Czar is creating obstacles to foreign trade; does not know how agreeable this is to the Constitutions of the Russian Company, but it cannot be in its interest; believes that the increase of trade by the Russians will increase their navigation; says this will damage the English who have 'enjoy'd the benefit of their ignorance and all the Northern Commerce'.
Termdiplomacy, with Russia
trade, with Russia, restrictions to
navigation, Russian, effects on England

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30003Moscovy Company, merchants, fl 1704-1707 ( Russian Company; founded London 1555)fl 1704-1707
NA6169Peter I (1672-1725); Emperor of Russia; ( succeeded 1682)1672-1725
NA30006Whitworth; Charles (1675-1725); Baron Whitworth of Galway; envoy-extraordinary to Russia 1704-10; cr. 17211675-1725
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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