Document ReferencePw2 Hy 738
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 30 Apr./11 May 1706
Date11 May 1706
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the delay in the reception of reports from Sir John Leake regarding the campaign in Portugal; refers to the ongoing negotiations with Mr Vryberge regarding the fleet; says that Vryberge's arguments 'seeme only to relate to the command of the fleet'; states that he did not think it proper to lay this before the queen as it is 'contrary to all former practice'; comments as to whether the 'merit of officers' should be judged 'by their antiquity'.

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
navies, Anglo-Dutch, command of
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29461Leake; John (1656-1720); Sir; admiral; M.P.; lord of Admiralty 17091656-1720
NA29491Vryberge; - (fl 1705-1706); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705-1706
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
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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