Document ReferencePw2 Hy 711
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 28 Aug./9 Sep. 1705
Date9 September 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the progress of the negotiations with the Dutch States relative to their joint military aims; says that the queen is considering the idea of sending out the Earl of Pembroke; says that Count Galles has requested that the queen make a loan with the States in order to finance his troops going to Italy; does not know how far the States will comply with this request; believes that the Emperor's ministers are more concerned about Hungary than about Italy; has heard from Portugal that it is impossible for Lord Galway and Mr Feegal to 'live together in the same army'.

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

Old Style dating on letter.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705
armies, Anglo-Dutch, command of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29385Herbert; Thomas (c.1656-1733); 8th Earl of Pembroke; succ. 1683 of the 8th creation; also 5th Earl of Montgomeryc.1656-1733
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
NA973Ruvigny; Henry Massue de (1648-1720); 1st Earl of Galway; succ. as 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny 1689; cr. 4th Viscount Galway 1692; cr. 1st Earl of Galway 1697; commanded troops in Portugal and Spain 1704-17101648-1720
NA29475Fagall; - (fl 1705); Mr; Dutch diplomat?; attached to Portugal?fl 1705
NA29476Gallas; Johann W. (1669-1719); Count von Gallas; ambassador of Holy Roman Empire to England?1669-1719
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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