Letters to England, circa 1684-85. (Archival material, 1600s) [WorldCat.org]
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Letters to England, circa 1684-85.

Author: Richard Graham Preston, Viscount
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Manuscript   Book : English
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Manuscript, in a single hand, of a letterbook containing several hundred diplomatic letters from Paris and dated between 16 August 1684 and 22 August 1685, during the time of Preston's stint as envoy extraordinary to the court of France. The letters report on the Truce of Ratisbon; the French decision to declare an English vessel captured by privateers as "a good prize"; and imminent ratifications to be exchanged  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles Howard Carlisle, 1st earl of; Thomas Exton; Stephen Fox, Sir; George Gordon Gordon, Duke of; George Savile Halifax, Marquis of; Louis, King of France; Charles Middleton Middleton, 2d earl of; Christopher Musgrave, Sir; George Fitzroy Northumberland, Duke of; Richard Graham Preston, Viscount; Robert Spencer Sunderland, 2d Earl of; John Werden, Sir; George Gordon Gordon, Duke of; George Savile Halifax, Marquis of; Louis, King of France; George Fitzroy Northumberland, Duke of; Richard Graham Preston, Viscount
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Graham Preston, Viscount
OCLC Number: 702177413
Language Note: In English.
Notes: From the papers of Sir William Trumbull.
Written on flyleaf: Letters to England 1684.
Binding: full reverse calf; blind tooled decoration.
Description: 1 volume (228 pages) ; 38 x 25 cm

Abstract:

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a letterbook containing several hundred diplomatic letters from Paris and dated between 16 August 1684 and 22 August 1685, during the time of Preston's stint as envoy extraordinary to the court of France. The letters report on the Truce of Ratisbon; the French decision to declare an English vessel captured by privateers as "a good prize"; and imminent ratifications to be exchanged between France and Spain. Other letters mention Preston's attempts to obtain redress for English citizens in France; and some letters contain personal information, as in a note in 1684 which mentions his wife's pregnancy and his son's illness. The principal recipient of the letters is Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland; other recipients include George Fitzroy, Duke of Northumberland; George Savile, 1st Marquis of Halifax; George Gordon, 1st Duke of Gordon; Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle; Charles Middleton, 2nd Earl of Middleton; Sir Thomas Exton; Sir Stephen Fox; Sir Christopher Musgrave; and Sir John Werden (Worden).

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