Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1727-1760
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Sir William Lee family papers
Call Number: OSB MSS 52
Overview: The papers, most of which date from the lifetime of Sir William Lee, consist of personal and official correspondence, notes, memoranda, household accounts and financial papers, records of court cases, and other documents. Family correspondents include Lee's brothers Sir George and Thomas Lee; his brother-in-law, William Melmoth, and his son William. William's letters describe student life at Wadham College, Oxford and Clare College, Cambridge. Subsequent letters detail William's Grand Tour...
Dates: 1588-1814, bulk 1710-1754
Call Number: OSB MSS 24
Overview: The collection consists of letters and a few miscellaneous papers documenting the last part of Stair's political and military career. There are 53 letters from Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, written to inform Stair of developments in London, 1737-1742. Subjects include the royal family; the illness and death of Queen Caroline; the political intrigues of the Prince of Wales and members of his court; Robert Walpole and the opposition to his government; foreign affairs,...
Call Number: OSB MSS 161
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, personal papers and legal documents, many dating from the period of George Townshend, 1st Marquis of Townshend's Lord-Lieutenancy in Ireland. The collection also contains documents relating to Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend.
Dates: 1648-1857, bulk 1750-1800