Document ReferencePw2 Hy 696
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 4/15 May 1705
Date15 May 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas shown Stanhope's latest letter to the queen; says that there are no new instructions for him; states that Mr Vryberge is 'going over for six weeks' and that he has spoken fully to him regarding Algers; says that Lord Carmarthen is to 'observe Dunkirk'; asks Stanhope to make the arrangements; refers to the discussions over Dutch ships; is afraid that despite the reports from Vienna the Emperor is 'very far from being out of danger'; sends a rough draft of questions [not present] to be presented to the Pensionary with regard to the envoy ambassador who is to work with Mr Amets; asks Stanhope to check the document carefully to see whether it has been 'truly copied from my own bad hand'; says that he will redo the document if necessary; says that 'our merchants' have reason to think themselves obliged to Stanhope about 'Lurken'.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termforeign policy, Europe
diplomacy, with Netherlands

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29467Vryberge; - (fl 1705); Mr; representative of Grand Pensionary of Holland?; diplomat?fl 1705
NA29465Amets; - (fl 1705); Mr; conferred with Mr Davenantfl 1705
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
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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