Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1326/1-2
TitlePart encoded letter from Charles Whitworth [later Baron Whitworth of Galway], Mosco[w], Russia, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; 12/23 Nov. 1707
Date23 November 1707
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionRecounts an altercation during which his servant was arrested for threatening to draw his sword after being attacked by the servants of the 'Hereditary Prince'; says that there was some concern amongst the Russians that this news would reach the Czar; says that this is not the first time the Prince's servants have 'occasion'd disturbances'; states that the situation has been resolved; reports that the Prince 'is known to hate all strangers' and is 'neither esteemed nor loved by his father'; comments on Mr Goodfellow's desire to return home; says that a replacement will be required to represent the interests of the Russian Company as trade disputes arise every day.

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Termdiplomacy, with Russia
trade, with Russia

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA30003Moscovy Company, merchants, fl 1704-1707 ( Russian Company; founded London 1555)fl 1704-1707
NA30005Goodfellow; Charles (fl 1701-1712); english merchant in Moscow; English consul 1701-12fl 1701-1712
NA30015Alexis (1690-1718); Prince; (1st son of Tsar Peter I)1690-1718
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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