Document ReferencePw2 Hy 725
TitleDraft letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to Mr [Alexander] Stanhope; 30 Oct./10 Nov. 1705
Date10 November 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionFears that the news from France relative to the progress of the military campaign in Portugal/Spain is true; says that the queen is still giving her full support to the alliance; encloses a copy of a memorial [not present] delivered by Count Briançon; doubts that Geneva is 'very partial' to France; discusses the difficulties with regard to payments [to the Holy Roman Emperor?] which may cause a delay in the 'marching' of troops; says that the queen wishes to make her first payment before the opportunity is lost; discusses how to proceed in the case of the Bishop of Lubeck.

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
foreign policy, Lübeck, bishopric of
diplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA29449August Friedrich (d 1705); Prince-Bishop of Lübeck; (acc. 1666)d 1705
NA29487San Tomasso; Giuseppe G. Carron Di (fl 1704-1709); Count de Briançon; envoy extraordinary of Savoy to London 1704-9fl 1704-1709
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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