Document ReferencePw2 Hy 722
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 16 Oct. 1705
Date16 October 1705
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSays that Stanhope will receive news from Portugal from the 'office'; hopes to hear directly from Catalonia as to the progress of the military campaign; encloses a copy [not present] of the queen's answer to the King of Denmark on the subject of Lubeck; says that he is to keep it secret until Mr Vernon has received his copy; states that the consequences of 'having a disturbance in those parts wil be so fatal'; directs him to raise the issue with the Pensionary; encloses information [no present] as to the government's view towards the contraband issue.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with Denmark
trade, embargoes, against France
diplomacy, with Portugal
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29377Frederick IV (1671-1730); King of Denmark; ( acc. 1699)1671-1730
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29486Vernon; - (fl 1705); Mr; diplomat?fl 1705
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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