Skip to main content

Pitt, William, 1708-1778 (1st Earl of Chatham, statesman)



  • Existence: 1708 - 1778

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


1 manuscript letter signed from the Earl of Chatham to Joseph Turner of Pembroke Hall [College] and a manuscript copy, 1773-10-03

Reference Code: GBR/1058/PIT/1/1/2
Scope and Contents The letter, sent from Burton Pynsent, explains and apologises for not being able to make a journey to Cambridge. Chatham conveys how this is a matter of particular regret, as "it deprives him of being introduced to your personal acquaintances, and that of the gentlemen of your society". He goes on to talk of his son, William, who he writes is "of a tender age" and "too young for the inequalities of a man, I trust, he will not, on the other hand, prove troublesome by the puerile tallies of a...
Dates: 1773-10-03

William Pitt and William Pitt the elder: Copy letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9493
Dates: (1785-1790, 1758-1761)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Additional filters:

ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
Archival Object 1
Collection 1