Document ReferencePw2 Hy 676
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 31 Jul./1 Aug. 1704
Date1 August 1704
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionHas had no opportunity to communicate Stanhope's letters to Queen Anne; believes that the Danzig affair requires immediate attention; wishes Stanhope to discover from his meetings at The Hague how 'they mean to protect that place'; believes that if they are to intervene they will also be forced to embroil themselves in the affairs of Lubec and Norhaussen.

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.
Termdiplomacy, with guarantors of the Treaty of Travendahl
diplomacy, with Netherlands
royalty, authority
foreign policy, Danzig

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
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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