Stair papers, 1722-1745.

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Stair, John Dalrymple, Earl of, 1673-1747. Stair papers, 1722-1745.

Stair papers, 1722-1745.

The collection consists of letters and a few miscellaneous papers documenting the last part of Stair's political and military career. There are 53 letters from Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, written to inform Stair of developments in London, 1737-1742. Subjects include the royal family; the illness and death of Queen Caroline; the political intrigues of the Prince of Wales and members of his court; Robert Walpole and the opposition to his government; foreign affairs, particularly relations with Spain and France; and the Duchess' family difficulties. Other correspondents include Eugene, Prince of Savoy; James Erskine, Lord Grange, and Henri, comte de Calenberg, whose two lengthy letters discuss the international political situation. In addition, the collection contains several contemporary satires and portraits; notes of a 1733 speech given in Parliament by Lord Stair; and papers concerning the defense of Ostend in 1745.

0.50 linear feet (1 box)

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