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Petty, William (1737-1805) 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, statesman

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Alternative name(s):
  • Shelburne, Earl of (Also known as)
Surname: Petty
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: William
Gender: Male
Date: 1737-1805
Title: 1st Marquess of Lansdowne
History: First Marquis of Landsdowne and second Earl of Shelburne. Secretary of State for the Southern Department, 30 July 1766-20 Oct 1768 (resigned post). Later appointed Home Secretary, Mar-July 1782, and Prime Minister, July 1782-Apr 1783.
Biography: ODNB link for Petty, William (1737-1805) 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, statesman
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275653 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P157599 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for William Petty
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1766: Edward Hay, Francis Ibbetson and John Whitehead
The National Archives, Kew
2
1767: Edward Hay, William Henry Lyttelton, Francis Ibbetson and John Whitehead
The National Archives, Kew
3
1768 Jan-July: William Henry Lyttelton, Sir John Hort and John Whitehead
The National Archives, Kew
4
1768 Aug-Dec: William Henry Lyttelton and Sir John Hort
The National Archives, Kew
5
1757-1805: political, personal, financial and estate corresp and papers
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 37645 Petty

See MSS Film dep 961-1005 (former reference)
6
1753-94: political corresp and papers incl American War of Independence, The Years War
University of Michigan: William L Clements Library
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
7
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Annual Return 1996
8
corresp and misc papers
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
9
1782: letters to Lord Auckland
British Library, Manuscript Collections
10
1782-1803: corresp with Sir Francis Baring (copies)
Baring Archive
NRA 30566 Baring Bros
11
1780-91: corresp with Jeremy Bentham
British Library, Manuscript Collections
12
1782-83: corresp with Lord Bolton
National Library of Ireland
NRA 8638 Orde-Powlett

See MS sources for the history of Irish civilisation, suppl 1965-1975, 1979
13
1787-1802: letters (18) to Matthew Boulton
Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service
NRA 9497 Boulton
14
corresp with Lord Bute
Bute Archive at Mount Stuart
NRA 15459 Crichton-Stuart
15
1782: corresp with Sir Guy Carleton
The National Archives
See HMC [59] American MSS
16
letters (53) to Earl of Chatham
The National Archives
17
1758-65: letters to Earl of Dunmore
College of William and Mary
NRA 22219 Murray
18
1779-95: corresp with Duke of Grafton
Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch
NRA 2567 Fitzroy
19
1782-83: corresp with Lord Grantham
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park
20
1768-88: letters to Lord Hardwicke and Sir RM Keith
British Library, Manuscript Collections
21
1773-1804: letters to Warren Hastings
British Library, Manuscript Collections
22
1793-1805: corresp with Lord Holland
British Library, Manuscript Collections
23
1782-83: corresp with Earl of Liverpool
British Library, Manuscript Collections
24
1782-83: corresp with Sir Charles Middleton
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
25
letters (11) to Elizabeth Montagu
Huntington Library
See Guide 1982
26
1775-86: letters to Richard Price
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
27
1782: letters (77) to Thomas Robinson
Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service
NRA 6283 Wrest Park
28
1765-82: corresp with Lord Rockingham
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 1083 Wentworth Woodhouse
29
1778-86: corresp with Earl St Vincent
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
See Annual return 1994
30
corresp with Granville Sharp
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 10000 Lloyd-Baker
31
1778-94: corresp with Lord Stanhope
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 25095
32
1779-82: letters (21) to Lord Upper Ossory
National Library of Ireland
33
corresp with Christopher Wyvill
North Yorkshire County Record Office
NRA 13480 Wyvill
34
1766-73: misc corresp
British Library, Manuscript Collections

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