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Letters received by Edward Weston

Call Number: MS D159


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.


  • Creation: August 17-December 31, 1743


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.

Physical Location

MS D159

Other Finding Aids

See the attached for a detailed list by numbered item.

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.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States