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Walpole, Thomas, 1727-1803 (MP, merchant and banker)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1727-1803

Thomas Walpole (1727-1803), second son of Horatio Walpole, 1st Lord Walpole of Wolterton (1678-1757), and brother of Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford and Prime Minister. Thomas married firstly Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Joshua Vanneck; and secondly Jeanne Marguerite Bataille de Montval, Comtesse de Villegagnon. His brothers were Horatio, 2nd Lord Walpole (1723-1809), Richard (1728-1798) and Robert (1736-1810). He was M.P. for Sudbury, 1754-1761; Ashburton, 1761-1768; and King's Lynn, 1768-1784. Walpole spent most of the 1780s in France, following the failure of the financial firm of William Alexander of Edinburgh in 1774, and of his own business.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Thomas Walpole: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8708-8712
Scope and Contents Includes material relating to Walpole joining Clifford & Sons, Amsterdam, letters from his brothers Horatio and Robert, his son Thomas and daughters Elizabeth and Catherine.
Dates: 1744-1796
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Thomas Walpole: memoranda, drafts, 1776-1777

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8710/28
Scope and Contents On Bancroft's mission to France, 'Reasons why it is not probable America will depart from her Declaration of Independence', 'Conduct of the Court of France towards Great Britain and North America'
Dates: 1776-1777
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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