Document ReferencePw2 Hy 677
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 28 Jul./8 Aug. 1704
Date8 August 1704
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionDiscusses Stanhope's part in the sending of more troops to the Danube; believes that a resolution upon the 'affairs of Portugal' from the European states is essential to the 'honor of the alliance'; encloses a copy of a letter [not present] which he received from 'his R.H. Council'; asks that he communicate its contents; gives instructions regarding the conferences on the protection of Danzig; says that he may assure the minister of the Czar of Queen Anne's friendship and that she will send a minister to his court.

Parts of text missing due to damage to document.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termdiplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
diplomacy, with Russia
diplomacy, with Netherlands
foreign policy, Danzig

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6169Peter I (1672-1725); Emperor of Russia; ( succeeded 1682)1672-1725
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29446Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope1638-1707
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