Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746

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French diplomat and minister of foreign affairs (1689-1715) who played a crucial role in the conferences that ended the War of Spanish Succession with the treaties of Utrecht (1713) and Rastatt (1714).

From the description of Jean-Baptiste Colbert correspondence : with the abbé François Gaultier, 1711-1714. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 84616446

1696-1715 minister of foreign affairs; 1710 established central diplomatic archive at Versailles

Epithet: French diplomat

Title: Marquis

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referencedIn Vol. CCLXVIII (ff. 137). July 1710-1715, n.d. includes:ff. 1-2b John Bettesworth, LLD, Dean of the Arches: Judgment rel. to Col. A. Armstrong: 1710.: Transl.ff. 1-2b Colonel Andrew Armstrong, 15th Foot: Judgment of Court of Arches rel. to: 1710.f... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXI. 1714-May 1716, includes projects, memorials, etc., relating to the negotiation of the third Barrier Treaty of 15 Nov. 1715, for which see particularly Österreichische Staatsverträge, England 1526-1748, ed. A. F. Pribram, Innsbruck, 1907, p... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCLXVIII, 1708-1710, n.d.François Jaupain, Postmaster-General at Brussels: Letters, etc., to Lord Sunderland,: 1706-1710, n.d.: Fr: Partly signed, copies and cipher.Baron Aloys Malknecht,; Bavarian Secretary of State: Letters to Comte de Monas..., 1708-1710 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CLXXI (ff. 209). (1) Camille d'Hostun, Duc d'Hostun, Comte de Tallard, Marshal of France, and his son, Marie Joseph d'Hostun, Comte de Tallard; 1703-1709. Partly copies. ff. 1-47b. (2) Ferdinand de Marcin, Comte de Marcin, Marshal of France; 170..., 1703-1712 British Library
referencedIn COPIES of letters of Frederic [I.], King of Prussia, Sophia, Electress [of Hanover], [Camille d'Hostun, Duc] Maréchal de Tallard, Juan Sylva, Conde de Tarouca, M. de Sorba, the Baron d'Esparre, M. de St. Sevrin d'Ausson, and [Jean Baptiste Colbert, M..., 1703-1714 British Library
referencedIn BLENHEIM PAPERS. VOI. CXLVI (ff. 208). (1) Certificate from Joachim Ernest, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön; 1699. Spanish. Copy. ff. 1-2b. (2) Letters from Frederick William, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg; 1703; Fre..., 1699-1716 British Library
referencedIn French foreign policy memoirs, Aug 1710 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn Vol. XIV (ff. 222). July-Nov 1709.includes:f. 3 Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton: Letters, etc., to Duke of Marlborough: 1704-1709.: Partly signed.f. 51 Henry de Massue de Ruvigny, 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny; Earl of Galway: Correspondence wit... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCLXXV (ff. 95). (1) Letters, etc., of William Blencowe, official decipherer, to Sunderland, Addison and Pringle relating to the decipherment of intercepted letters; 1707-1710. Partly French and cipher. Partly copies. Followed (ff. 45-49) by t..., 1702-1723 British Library
referencedIn BLENHEIM PAPERS. Vol. CLXIII (ff. 126). Letters, etc., from: — (1) Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de Torcy, French Secretary of State; 1709-1715. Mostly French. Partly copies of his correspondence with others. ff. 1-34b. (2) Louis de Bernage, Seigneu..., 1704-1715 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIII (ff. 214). Jan.-June 1709.includes:f. 46 Count Johann Wenzel Wratislaw von Mistrowitz,; Imperial Envoy in London: Correspondence with Duke of Marlborough,: 1702-1712, n.d.: Fr. and Ital.: Mostly signed. Partly cipher, copies and extracts.... British Library
referencedIn LETTERS of [Jean Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de] Torcy [French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] to Card. Gualterio; 19 July, 1700-17 Dec. 1726. Fr. Signed, or holograph. Many in cipher, with deciphering. Two volumes. Paper. Folio., 1700-1727 British Library
referencedIn VOL,. I. Letters of Abbate Tamisior to Card. Gualterio; dat. Avignon, 23 June, 1706; Ravenna, 6 Nov.-28 Dec. 1707; Imola, 17 Aug.-3 Oct. 1708; Forli, Florence, etc., 4 Nov. 1708-23 Nov. 1709; Paris, Versailles, etc., 27 Nov. 1709-28 June, 1711. Among... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I.includes:ff. 1, 2, 4, 108 François de Neufville, Duc de Villeroy; Marshal of France: Letters to L. Gualterio: 1720-1730.: Fr. ff. 3, 63, 116 Henri François d' Aguesseau, Chancellor of France, son of Henri d'Aguesseau, Intendant: Letters to L...., 1720-1759 British Library
creatorOf Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746. Letter, [ca. 1720], March 18, to Monsieur l'Abbe Mellany, Paris. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCLXIV (ff. 193). Apr.-July 1709.Newsletters From Switzerland: Geneva: 1706-1710.: Mostly Fr.: Partly extracts.includes:ff. 14, 146b Newsletters From France: Paris,: 1696-1715.: Fr.: Partly printed extracts and imperf.ff. 64-67b General Ch... British Library
referencedIn VOL. I. Letters of M. de Torcy; 19 July, 1700-13 Dec. 1708. Amongst them are the following papers: 1. "Copie de la lettre du Roy [Louis XIV.] au Pape, du 3e Fevrier, 1701," f. 9. 2. Copy of letter from Spain; 30 June, 1701. Ital. f. 25. 3. Copy of le... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXXXV, 1703-June 1707Charles, Prince of Denmark; brother of Frederick IV: Papers rel. to his renunciation of Bishopric of Lübeck: 1706-1708.: Mostly Fr.: Partly copies and drafts.Jean de Robethon, secretary to George I: Correspondence with Duke ... British Library
referencedIn Samuels, Warren J., 1933-. Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection, ca. 1940 - 2000 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS autograph letters; 1562-1783, viz.: 1. A[mbrose Dudley, Earl of ] Warwick to "le Comte de Ringroffe" [Rhinegrave], sending him news of a victory of the Admiral [Coligny] and Monsr Dandelot, etc.; Havre de Grâce, 22 Jan. 1562. Fr. f. 1. ..., 1562-1783 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XV (ff. 207). Jan.-May 1710.includes:f.21 Hermann von Petkum, Envoy of the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp to The Hague; alias 'Le Sieur Rivièré': Letters to Duke of Marlborough,: 1703-1710.: Fr.: Partly signed, cipher and copies.f. 23 Jean-Baptist... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIV. (ff. 372), 1 July (O.S.), 1714-16/27 June 1715.Charles VI; Emperor of Germany: Correspondonce of C. Whitworth as Ambassador to Vienna and Plemipotentiary at the Diets of Augsburg and Ratisbon: 1711-1716.includes:ff. 2, 12, 18, 41 Mellared..., 1714-1715 British Library
referencedIn TOWNSHEND PAPERS. Vol. XVII (ff. 65). Miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to co. Norfolk; 18 Aug. 1545-1 Jan. 1729. The contents are : 1. Papers relating to beacons in co. Norfolk, being (a) order by Thomas [Howard], Duke of Norfolk, for two beaco... British Library
referencedIn DRAFTs and copies of letters of Card. Gualterio to the Marquis de Torcy; with memoranda of affairs to be transacted with him, etc.; 1708-1719. Ital. ; a few in Fr. Chiefly autograph. At f. 8 is a long report on the characters of the several members o..., 1708-1719 British Library
referencedIn Vol. IX (ff. 258). Mar.-June 1707.includes:f. 21 Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford: Correspondence with Duke of Marlborough: 1703-1713.: Partly French.: Partly copies.ff. 36, 177, 215 François de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Montandre; Huguenot l... British Library
referencedIn PAPERS relating to Lord Lovat's plot for invading Scotland, consisting of drafts in Lovat's hand, official papers, etc.; viz.:-1. " A memorandum of the Lord Lovat's Commission to the King and Queen ": a draft of Lovat's narrative of his commission fr..., 1701-1713 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCLXXIII (ff. 198). (1) Chevalier Jean François d'Anneville; 1716-1717. ff. 1-92b. (2) Chevalier [Jean?] Molé; 1716-1717. ff. 93-106b. (3) Nicolas de Laye du Blé, Marquis d'Huxelles; 1717. ff. 107-198b.Charles François de La Bonde, Sieur d'Ibe..., 1716-1717 British Library
referencedIn Sam Schaefler historical and literary letters and documents, 1674-1970s Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS OF HERMANN VON PETKUM, Envoy of the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp at The Hague, relating to Petkum's part in the secret peace negotiations between France and the Allies; 1706-1716. French, Dutch (46489B, f. 144) and cipher (with ..., 1706-1716 British Library
referencedIn (ff. 405). Vol. III. CORRESPONDENCE (as Lord Strafford), when Plenipotentiary at Utrecht in conjunction with John Robinson, Bishop of Bristol, with Henry St. John, afterwards Viscount Bolingbroke, and William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth, Secretaries of ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I.Louis XIV of France: Letters to the Abbé de Pomponne: 1706-1710.Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de Torcy; French Secretary of State: Despatches, in cypher, to the Abbé de Pomponne: 1706-1710.Henri Charles Arnauld de Pomponne, Abbé, French Ambas... British Library
referencedIn Fontigny, Séguy de, 1787 Senate House Library, University of London
creatorOf France. Sovereign (1643-1715 : Louis XIV). Bill of attachment, 1713. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Vol. II.includes:ff. 1, 60, 65 de Tamisier de Guigneville, Madame: Letters to L. Gualterio: 1729-1744.: Fr. ff. 2, 4 Jean Frédéric Phélypeaux, Comte de Maurepas; Secretary of State: Letters to L. Gualterio: 1730, 1740. ff. 3, 61 Louis IV. Phélypeau..., 1720-1759 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCCLXIII (ff. 214). 1706-March 1709. Partly printed.Newsletters From Switzerland: Geneva: 1706-1710.: Mostly Fr.: Partly extracts.includes:f. 3 Newsletters From France: Marseilles: 1706-1710.: Mostly Fr.: Partly extracts.f. 31 Grillon, Cami... British Library
creatorOf Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, marquis de, 1665-1746. Jean-Baptiste Colbert correspondence : with the abbé François Gaultier, 1711-1714. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf CORRESPONDENCE, ETC., OF HENRY ST JOHN, 1ST VISCOUNT BOLING-BROKE, with Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de Torcy, French Secretary of State; 1712-1714. Translations. For another translation of the correspondence, excepting the first letter (ff. 1-1b),..., 1712-1714 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II.Louis XIV of France: Letters to the Abbé de Pomponne: 1706-1710.Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de Torcy; French Secretary of State: Despatches, in cypher, to the Abbé de Pomponne: 1706-1710.Henri Charles Arnauld de Pomponne, Abbé, French Amba... British Library
referencedIn VOL. I. 1. Letter of Lord Caryll to [Card. Gualterio]; St. Germain, 2 Oct. 1701; enclosing copies of a Latin letter from James, the Pretender, to the Pope, dat. St. Germain, 2 Oct. 1701; and of the will of James II., 8 Sept. 1701. Fr. f. 1. 2. Letter..., 1701-1716 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CLXXX (ff. 259). R-Z. 1702-1711includes:ff. 1-26b Louis Anne-Marie Damas, Comte de Ruffey; French lieutenant-general: Correspondence by, and rel. to, with Duke of Marlborough: 1708-1709.: Fr.: Partly signed. Partly draft.ff. 3-5b, 15 Louis d..., 1702-1711 British Library
referencedIn TOM. IX.-"Lettera di N. S. Papa Innocenzio XI. à Lodovico XIV., 29 Dec. 1679 ;" respecting vacant benefices, f. 2 ;-" Traduzione d'una Lettera del Signor Chamiliart [Michel Chamillard], primo Segretario di Stato del Rè Christianissimo, scritta al Duc..., 1700-1713 British Library
referencedIn TOWNSHEND PAPERS. Vol. VIII (ff. 357). Drafts and copies of the same correspondence, extending also over the negotiations concerning Sweden, Poland and Schleswig, down to the recall of Lord Townshend; 24 May, 1709-circ. 17 Mar. 1711, N.S. Some of the... British Library
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Ireland, Europe
Ratisbon, Bavaria
Rheinfels, Bavaria
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Greenhoe North, Hundred of, Norfolk
Canterbury, Kent
Hungary, Europe
Gallow, Hundred of, Norfolk
Launditch, Hundred of, Norfolk
Holt, Hundred of, Norfolk
Perigueux, Dordogne
Netherlands, Europe
Thornham, Norfolk
Venice, Republic of, Europe
Norfolk, England
Switzerland, Europe
Leghorn, Italy
France
Liege, Belgium
Netherlands, Europe
Rastadt, Baden
Netherlands, Europe
Perth, Perthshire
Augsburg, Germany
Brothercross, Hundred of, Norfolk
Ghent, Flanders
Great Britain
Flanders, county of, Belgium
Switzerland, Europe
Hunstanton, Norfolk
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Framingham Heath, Norfolk
North Erpingham, Hundred of, Norfolk
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Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714
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Birth 1665-09-14

Death 1746-09-02

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