Letters received by Edward Weston
The collection consists of 141 letters and related items bound together in a single volume and received by Edward Weston (1703-1770, Under-Secretary of State for the Northern Province, and editor of the London Gazette) from diplomats and governmental agents on the Continent, during the Wars of the Austrian Succession. The letters mostly concern military and political matters.
- August 17-December 31, 1743
- Weston, Edward, 1702 or 1703-1770 (Recipient, Person)
Language of Materials
English; some French
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
1 volume : Individual letters within the volume have been numbered in pencil. Volume is missing back cover. ; Volume measures no taller than 30 cm.
Scope and Contents
Most letters are unofficial and semi-confidential; some reflect British politics (Weston is John Carteret (1690-1763)'s man); some are brief official notifications. Includes ciphers; and copies of letters from Carteret to Newcastle, of proclamations, of French South Sea trade project, of dispatches from German and Italian battle-fields.
Arranged roughly in chronological order.
Other Finding Aids
See the attached for a detailed list by numbered item. ksrl.sc.weston.pdf
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Helen Foresman Spencer, 1979.
- Guide to the Edward Weston Correspondence Collection
- Letters received by Edward Weston
- Finding aid prepared by alh, 1980; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Letters received by Edward Weston, MS D159, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.