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Marlborough and Nelson letters, 1700-08 - 1801-11-28

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 11/3/3

Scope and Contents

Includes: letter from 1st Duke of Marlborough [earlier John Churchill] to an unknown recipient, promising to pass on a letter from a Mr Robinson [? John Robinson, English envoy to Sweden], and asking if his correspondent would let him know what he was doing, as 1st Lord Albemarle did not write regularly, also asking him to give Albemarle an enclosed letter [not present], if he was with him, or otherwise to let the King [? Charles XII of Sweden] open it; contemporary copy of Marlborough's signature, with an engraved portrait; letter from Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson to the Lord Mayor of London [Sir John Earner], withdrawing an earlier letter of the 20th November (WCHL 11/3/1), as it might stir up matters which should remain quiet, but stating that his opinion of the service done by the officers and men who fought [at the Battle of Copenhagen] remained unaltered.


  • 1700-08 - 1801-11-28

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are noted in the catalogue.


3 item(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited on loan from Mr Randolph Churchill, Jan 2011.

Finding aid date

2011-02-16 16:13:58.910000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
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