Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745
- Existence: 1676 - 1745
Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford (1676-1745), British politician.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Fragment of an ALS to an unidentified recipient, giving orders for the transport ship Tyger to receive passengers, May 8, 1710; and ALS to Edward Younge, Dec 16, 1737.
Accompanied by a printed clipping relating to Walpole.
ANS transferring a title to the Bank of England. On verso is a fragment of a printed notice of an act of Parliament continuing duties on "malt, mum, cyder, and perry."
A collection of printed portraits, topographical views, real estate advertisements, maps, and other ephemera associated with the English historian and collector Horace Walpole (1717-1797), his family, and their properties. The majority of the items are plates produced for publications, and over half of the collection is related to two of the family's estates, Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, Middlesex, and Houghton Hall near King's Lynn, Norfolk.
The collection includes approximately 3,000 letters to and from Horace Walpole as well as other manuscript materials by him, including copies of Aedes Walpolianae and The Mysterious Mother, his commonplace books, his "Books of Materials," and various miscellanies.