Letter to "My Lord" [Godolphin]
Political letter from Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax (1661-1715) to "My Lord" [i.e., Godolphin, Sidney Godolphin, 1st earl, 1645-1712].
- Creation: August 9, 1705
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1 folder (4 pages (1 piece)) : Collation: Signed Halifax. Docketed.
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Incipit: I return the Letters, w^ch your Lorship was pleased to put into my hands.
Summary of Contents: Returning letters with thanks; sorry the Settlement of the Succession could not be carried; the Scots Nation little disposed to a Union. The Queen has a strong party. Tackers and Act of Security. Your rule that the Queen should reward for merit not politics a good one; I trust you will implement it soon. Lord Somers concurs.
Letter written in Hertfordshire, England at Bellbar House.
1. Godolphin heirs: i.e. descendants of his grand-daughter, Mary Godolphin, who married Thomas Osborne, 4th Duke of Leeds (1713-1789). 2. Sold at the Duke of Leeds' sale (during the lifetime of the 8th Duke), Sotheby, April 5-10, 1869, "Catalogue of an important collection of autograph letters & historical papers..." 3rd day, page 61, item 429. Summary and short quote; sold for £1/5/- to Boone.3. Thereafter location unknown until purchased by Spencer Research Library from Sotheby in 1975.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Sotheby, 1975.
- Guide to the Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax Collection
- Letter to "My Lord" [Godolphin]
- Finding aid prepared by alh, 1975. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Letter from Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax, Department of Special Collections, MS P475, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas