Document ReferencePw2 Hy 721
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 12/25 Oct. 1705
Date25 October 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEncloses an extract from Mr Secretary Hedges which includes orders which Lord Methuen is to 'press' at the Court of Portugal for the 'better carrying on the warr'; says that he need not describe the behaviour of Mr Schonenberg in Portugal but wishes Stanhope to press the States to give him further instructions; hopes that the State's 'arrears of subsidy' [to Portugal?] have been settled; asks Stanhope to speak to the Pensionary regarding negotiations for future expenses; refers to the death of the Bishop of Lubec; encloses a copy of a letter [not present] from the King of Denmark to the queen by Mr Rosenkrantz; presumes that Stanhope has already presumed to the Pensionary that there should be a meeting on this issue.

Fears that they may need some damage control in case the King of Denmark decides to 'use any force'; relays a rumour that Mr Schutz is more 'zealous' for the case of the 'Administrator of Holstein' than the Elector of Hanover is; says that the queen has made directions for the transport of Mr Poley; encloses a copy of the King of Denmark's letter [not present] for Lord Marlborough.

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
diplomacy, with Denmark
diplomacy, with Portugal
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29468Methuen; John (c.1650-1706); Mr; ambassador to Portugalc.1650-1706
NA29482Schonenberg; - (fl 1705-1706); Mr; ambassador of Netherlands to Portugal?fl 1705-1706
NA1085Heinsius; Anthony (1641-1720); Grand Pensionary of Holland from 16881641-1720
NA29377Frederick IV (1671-1730); King of Denmark; ( acc. 1699)1671-1730
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29483Schutz; - (fl 1705); Mr; for case of administrator of Holsteinfl 1705
NA29422Poley; - (fl 1705); Mr; diplomat?fl 1705
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA19598George I (1660-1727); King of Great Britain and Ireland1660-1727
NA29484Holstein (fl 1705); Administrator of Holsteinfl 1705
NA29485Rosenkrantz; Iver (1674-1745); Monsieur; Danish statesman and diplomat; ambassador to England 1709-141674-1745
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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