Document ReferencePw2 Hy 670
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 20 Jul./31 Jul. 1704
Date31 July 1704
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionOrders Stanhope on behalf of Queen Anne to attempt to 'quicken the conference' about Danzig and Lubec; wishes to know if their resolutions are to be put into practice; hopes that the prohibition of trade [with France] will be continued pending an examination of 'whether it be for the advantage of ye French or of ye Confederates'; forwards various documents containing instructions regarding the number of 'winter guards' at Lisbon.

Parts of text missing due to damage to document.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termroyalty, authority
trade, embargoes, against France
diplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
military campaigns, Lisbon 1704
foreign policy, Danzig
foreign policy, Lübeck, bishopric of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
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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