Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1224
TitleCopy of letter from [Robert Harley] 1st Earl of Oxford, to Mr Buys; 18/29 Sep. 1711
Date29 September 1711
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on difficulties which have arisen in the delivery of a letter to Mr Buys via Mr Drummond; gives the Queen's agreement for a visit by Mr Buys to England; is himself looking forward to seeing 'so great a man and so good a friend'; comments that Lord Strafford's prolonged presence in England has aroused suspicion, but he was in pursuit of 'so great a fortune' which had now been accomplished; explains delays in the negotiations surrounding the 'Great Affair'.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29982Drummond; John (1676-1742); Mr; Scots merchant at Amsterdam; agent of Earl of Oxford and Viscount Bolingbroke1676-1742
NA29956Wentworth; Thomas (1672-1739); 1st Earl of Strafford; succ. as Baron Raby 1695; 1st Earl of of 2nd creation; cr. Earl 1711; ambassador to Hague 1711-17141672-1739
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA29481Buys; Willem (1661-1749); -; Pensionary of Amsterdam 1693-17251661-1749
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