Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1234
TitlePro memoria in Latin from [Andrei A. Matveyev], The Hague, Netherlands; 19 May 1704
Date19 May 1704
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that the Tsar has told him that, because of the present war, English, Dutch and Hamburg ships are banned from trading with belligerent ports, so can no longer supply French wine to the Russian court and empire; states that the Tsar therefore orders the purchase of a Hamburg ship, 'Strom von Archangel', captain Mathias Garder, and for another ship to be put under his protection, 'Die dreij Bynen Korve' [The Three Bees Corvette?], captain Jan Petersen; these two [ships] are to sail to Bordeaux to pick up wine, 'chartam scriptoriam' [writing paper?] and other French goods and bring them to Archangel; says that, to safeguard their journey, the British Queen [Anne] is informed of this arrangement and asked to register it and provide a safe conduct pass.

Endorsed on verso by Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; says document is to be copied and sent to Mr Crawley.
Termdiplomacy, with Russia
trade, Russia with France
maritime vessels, 'Trom von Archangel'
maritime vessels, 'Die dreij Bynen Korve'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6169Peter I (1672-1725); Emperor of Russia; ( succeeded 1682)1672-1725
NA29985Crawley; - (fl 1704); Mr; issued with letter from Peter I on orders of Robert Harleyfl 1704
NA29986Garder; Mathias (fl 1704); Captain; captain of the Hamburg ship 'trom von Archangel' purchased by Peter I to ship French wines from Bordeaux to Russiafl 1704
NA29987Petersen; Jan (fl 1704); Captain; captain of the ship 'Die dreij Bynen Korve' instructed by Peter I to accompany the ship 'trom von Archangel'fl 1704
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29988Matveyev; Andrei A. (1666-1728); Muscovite Ambassador in London 1707-8; Russian minister at Amsterdam 1700-121666-1728
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