Oxford, Robert Harley, earl of, 1661-1724

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British statesman.

Robert Harley was born in London, England. He became a lawyer, and a Whig MP in 1689. In 1701 he was elected Speaker, and in 1704 became secretary of state. Shortly after, he became sympathetic to the Tories, and from 1708 worked to undermine the power of the Whigs. In 1710 Godolphin was dismissed, and Harley made Chancellor of the Exchequer, head of the government, and in 1711 Earl of Oxford and Lord High Treasurer. The principal act of his administration was.

The Treaty of Utrecht, 1713. In 1714 he was dismissed, and after the Hanoverian succession spent two years in prison.

From the description of Fly-leaf from book, 1681-1682. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50657565

Earl.

Robert Harley was the Earl of Oxford, and was born in 1661, and died in 1724.

From the description of Papers, 1713-1783. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50682935

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creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724,. Autograph letter from [Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford] to [Lord Treasurer Godolphin] [manuscript], 1704 July 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Davenant, Charles, 1656-1714. To the most Honorable the Earl of Oxford & Mortimer Lord High Treasu[re]r of Great Britain the memorial of Charles D'Avenant, L. L. D. Insp[ecto]r General of Exports & Imports relating to trade : August 20, 1713. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714. Document signed : St. James, to Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, 1711 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Autograph letter signed, 1705 and 1713. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides, extra-illustrated, 1711-1834 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Fly-leaf from book, 1681-1682. Florida State University
creatorOf Harley family. Portland papers, [1516-1784] [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Philips, John, 1676-1710. A poem upon the Battle at Blenheim. Inscribed to ye. Robert Harley, esq., 1705. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. [Cabinet papers, 1704-1707] [microform]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Letter, unsigned, September 28, 1783 and holograph note signed by Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, 1783 and undated
creatorOf Poulett, John Poulett, Earl, ca. 1668-1743,. Authorization of payment by John Poulett, Earl Poulett, from the Exchequer [manuscript], 1710 November 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Fly-leaf from book inscribed and signed by Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, January 23, 1681/2, and a portrait of Harley, 1681-1682
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Autograph letter signed : Whitehall, to an unidentified recipient, 1705 Jan. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Andrews Clark Library,. Legal and Exchequer Document Collection, 1541-1754 University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Legal and Exchequer Document Collection, 1541-1754 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
referencedIn Montagu, Charles, Duke of Manchester, 1660?-1722. Manchester papers, 1697-1737. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Document signed : Whitehall, [1714] Apr. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714. Document signed : St. James, to Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, 1711 Feb. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, 2nd Earl of. A note for £836, 1742/3 Feb. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Davenant, Charles, 1656-1714. To the most Honorable the Earl of Oxford & Mortimer Lord High Treasu[re]r of Great Britain the memorial of Charles D'Avenant, L. L. D. Insp[ecto]r General of Exports & Imports relating to trade : August 20, 1713. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Daniel Defoe letters, 1702-1730. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Davenant, Charles, 1656-1714. To the most Honorable the Earl of Oxford & Mortimer Lord High Treasu[re]r of Great Britain the memorial of Charles D'Avenant, L.L.D. Insp[ecto]r General of Exports & Imports relating to trade : August 20, 1713. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Autograph letter signed : London?, to Lord Ormonde , 1713 Jul. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Great Britain. Privy Council. Order in Council, 1701 January 25. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Manchester papers, 1697-1737 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Autograph letter signed : London?, to Mr. Robinson, 1704 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Autograph letter not signed (retained draft?) : [n.p.], to Lord Raby, 1704 Jan. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf King, Gregory, 1648-1712. Observations & conclusions natural and political, upon the state and conditions of England ... ... [manuscript] / by G. K. Esq. Lancaster Herald of Arms. A.o Dni. 1696. With notes, observations, & inquiries, upon the same ; By R. M. [i.e. Robert Harley] Esq.r A.o Dai, 1697 ; And Mr. K.'s further observations in answer to Mr. H.'s inquiries. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. [Letters]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Wraxall, Nathaniel William, Sir, 1751-1831. Memoirs and anecdotes, 1816 May 10 - 1820 May 13. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Autograph letter signed : to Robinson, English minister at the Hague, 1704 Aug. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Papers, 1713-1783. Florida State University
creatorOf Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714. Document signed : Windsor Castle, to Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, 711 July 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn British Library. [Official correspondence of Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, lord high treasurer, chiefly with reference to Scotch affairs, 1701-1710] [microform]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
creatorOf Oxford, Robert Harley, Earl of, 1661-1724. Printed document signed : [n.p.], 1711 Dec. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Augsburg, Germany
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Birth 1661-12-05

Death 1724-05-21

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