Document ReferencePw2 Hy 723
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 3 Nov. 1705
Date3 November 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the particulars of the renewal of the Berlin Treaty; thinks that it is a good bargain and authorises Stanhope to sign the renewal of the treaty as soon as it is offered; believes that it is not probable that the treaty will be renewed until the King of Prussia (with the assistance of Lord Marlborough) has negotiated with the Emperor; encloses a copy [not present] of a letter from the queen to the Administrator of Holstein; believes that the States hold a very similar view; says that he has made an excuse as to why the minister for Sweden was not invited to a conference of the guarantors of the treaty of Travendahl; thanks Stanhope for the news that Barcelona has been taken; relays instructions as to Stanhope's discussions with the Pensionary relative to Portugal.

Old Style dating on letter.

This document has been identified as being in the hand of Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, with Holstein
diplomacy, with Sweden
diplomacy, between Holy Roman Empire and Prussia
military campaigns, Iberian Peninsular 1705
treaties, Berlin 1705

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA29458Frederick I (1657-1713 ); King of Prussia; ( acc. 1701; styled Frederick III Elector of Brandenberg until 1701)1657-1713
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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