Advanced and index searches
Discover our Collections
Browse by subject/type
Pw2Hy - Papers of the Harley Family, 1602-1738, in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Pw2 Hy 707
Draft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 10/21 Aug. 1705
21 August 1705
Comments on discussions between the Queen and Mr Vryberge [regarding seized Dutch ships?]; informs Stanhope of the results of discussions between Mr Vryberge and the 'Lords'; says that the conference regarding Darthiz is to be renewed to ensue that it maintains its liberty and current allegiance; says that the Queen has released the Dutch ships and hopes that the Dutch will not trade with France in such a way as to give assistance to her; comments on the argument over who should lead the Anglo-Dutch troops; says that the ill health of the King of Portugal means that they need to begin their campaign.
This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Old Style dating on letter.
armies, Anglo-Dutch, command of
naval actions, Portugal 1705
diplomacy, with Netherlands
trade, embargoes, against France
Click the links below to view related name indexes
Dates of existence
Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?
Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
Pedro II (1648-1706); King of Portugal; ( acc. 1683)
Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-1714
Stanhope; Alexander (1638-1707); Mr; English Envoy Extraordinary to the Netherlands 1700-6; father of 1st Earl Stanhope
Add to My Items
Some of our major collections
D.H. Lawrence Collection
University of Nottingham archive
Newcastle (Clumber) Collection
Portland (Welbeck) Collection
Water engineering records
Papers of Professor Sir Peter Mansfield relating to MRI
Florence Nightingale Collection (printed books)
Archive of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham