Document ReferencePw2 Hy 318
TitleLetter from G. Dubourg to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], King Street, Bloomsbury, London; n.d. [c.1661-1703]
Date1661-1703 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionApologises for the theft of some books; provides an account of the circumstances surrounding their loss; explains how he was 'corrupted' by John Gilson who stole the items; believes that he is to blame for not preventing the theft.

This letter is undated, the range provided is based on the lifespan of R. Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, this span has been reduced to 1703 as this is how the letters have been arranged
Termcrimes, theft

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29029Gilson; John (fl 1661-1703); -; accused of stealing books from Robert Harley 1st Earl of Oxfordfl 1661-1703
NA29030Dubourg; G. (fl 1661-1703); Mr; letter undatedfl 1661-1703
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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