Document ReferencePw2 Hy 719
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 5/16 Oct. 1705
Date16 October 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that an 'express' arrived from Barcelona in '29 days'; supposes that Stanhope has heard the particulars; says that the letters state that the Prince of Hesse? was 'killed in the first attaque'; refers briefly to the progress of the war in Spain; has no new orders at this time and is awaiting news from Holland.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
travel, Barcelona to England
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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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