Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1328
TitleLetter from Charles Whitworth [later Baron Whitworth of Galway], Mosco[w], Russia, to Mr Paunceforth; 7/18 Jan. 1707/8
Date18 January 1708
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the Czar's entertainment and behaviour during the Christmas and New Year period; says that whilst dining at the home of Prince Mensihikoff the Czar heard news of the march of the King of Sweden; says that he had his audience with the Czar, who has left to join his army; says that the Czar may go to St Petersburg first if the King of Sweden sets up winter quarters and does not advance far into Lithuania; says the Princes, the Czar's sister and the Empress are preparing to go to St Petersburg; says his solicitations on behalf of the merchants have been to no avail as the Czar left so suddenly; feels he is useless there as he has no idea when the Czar will return; desires leave to return home; will request this of Secretary Harley in his next letter.

Fears that the movement of the armies may affect the postal service.
Termdiplomacy, with Russia
military campaigns, Lithuania, Russia v Sweden Jan. 1708
postal service, international
religious observance, Christmas
royalty, Russian, evacuation of
social occasions, Christmas
social occasions, New Year's Day

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29447Charles XII (1682-1718 ); King of Sweden; (acc. 1697)1682-1718
NA29997Menschikov; Alexander D. (1673-1729); Field Marshall; Russian; styled 'Prince'; close friend of Peter the Great1673-1729
NA7589Catherine I (1683-1727); Empress of Russia; (succeeded 1725)1683-1727
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA30006Whitworth; Charles (1675-1725); Baron Whitworth of Galway; envoy-extraordinary to Russia 1704-10; cr. 17211675-1725
NA30017Paunceforth; - (fl 1708); Mr; brother of Charles Whitworthfl 1708
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