Document ReferencePw2 Hy 753
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 26 Jul./6 Aug. 1706
Date6 August 1706
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionComments on the progress of the embarkation of the 'foot' and Dragoons; has received the unfortunate news of the death of their ambassador Methuen at Lisbon; hopes that Lord Galway can 'supply that defect' although he cannot leave the army now it is at Madrid.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termarmies, English, manoeuvres
military campaigns, Madrid 1706
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1706

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29468Methuen; John (c.1650-1706); Mr; ambassador to Portugalc.1650-1706
NA973Ruvigny; Henry Massue de (1648-1720); 1st Earl of Galway; succ. as 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny 1689; cr. 4th Viscount Galway 1692; cr. 1st Earl of Galway 1697; commanded troops in Portugal and Spain 1704-17101648-1720
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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