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Correspondence from Robert Walpole, Minister at Court of Portugal, 1772

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8709/76-85

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

Five volumes comprising: papers relating to Thomas Walpole joining the firm of George Clifford and Sons in Amsterdam; marriage contract with Elizabeth Vanneck, 1749; correspondence on political matters including the Duke of Newcastle's administration, the breakdown of relations between Britian and America, the Falkland Islands, the American Declaration of Independence, trade and affairs in the West Indies and the situation in France prior to the Revolution; family correspondence with his brothers, Horatio and Robert, with his son, Thomas including on the subject of estates in the West Indies and with his daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine. The correspondence is arranged broadly chronologically.


  • Creation: 1772


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