Document ReferencePw V 265
TitleAutograph MS poem, entitled 'South sea Directors & the Proprietors', by George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull; 29 Sept. 1720
Date29 September 1720
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of two quatrains.

Endorsed 'Sept. 29 1720 South Sea - 90 - this night' and addressed to Edward Harley at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire.

Remains of a seal; postmark

Kinnoull was married to Harley's sister Abigail.
Title Of WorkSouth sea Directors & the Proprietors
First Line of PoemOft we were by the Statesmen told
Last Line of PoemWe only the long Ears
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London, approx. 64 x 43 mm
WatermarkArms of London
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
NA29754Hay; Abigail (-1750); Countess of Kinnoull; née Harley; m. George Hay 7th Earl of Kinnoull 1709; d. of 1st Earl of Oxford-1750
NA11307Hay; George Henry (1689-1758); 8th Earl of Kinnoull; succ. 1719; cr. Baron Hay of Pedwardine 17111689-1758
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