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Walpole, Sir Robert, (1676-1745), 1st Earl of Orford, statesman

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Alternative name(s):
  • Orford, Earl of (Also known as)
Surname: Walpole
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Robert
Gender: Male
Date: 1676-1745
Title: 1st Earl of Orford
History: Created first Earl of Orford, Feb 1742. Prime Minister, 1730-1742. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1715-1717 and 1721-1742. It was during Walpole's administration that the title of Prime Minister was first used.
Biography: ODNB link for Walpole, Robert (1676-1745) 1st Earl of Orford, statesman
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275656 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P159873 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Robert Walpole
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1718-1760: Secretaries of State: State Papers Domestic, George II
The National Archives, Kew
misc financial and other papers
Houghton Hall
NRA 37395
corresp and papers
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 7114 Walpole
misc corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1701-09: family corresp (76 items)
University of Chicago Library: Special Collections Research Center
See NUC MS 64-176
1742: papers re committee to inquire into conduct
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 837 North
misc material
Castle Howard
NRA 24681

See HMC 42 Earl of Carlisle MSS
letters (18) from
Lewis Walpole Library
NRA 22338 Walpole Library
letters to Duke of Argyll
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
See Annual Return 1992
1705, 1725-42: letters to 2nd and 3rd Dukes of Devonshire
Devonshire Collection Archives, Chatsworth
NRA 20594 Cavendish
1696-1706: political corresp of re Norfolk with Lady D Fielding and Thomas Howard
Norfolk Record Office
NRA 15370 Howard
1723: corresp with Duke of Grafton
Suffolk Archives - Bury St Edmunds Branch
NRA 2567 Fitzroy
1709: letters (7) to Lord Leven
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
NRA 29368 Leslie Melville
1699-1701: letters (6) to Sir John Mordaunt
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 2704 Mordaunt
1714-44: corresp with Duke of Newcastle etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1742-3: letters to Henry Pelham and Sir Robert Munro
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7411 Pelham
1703-17: corresp with Lord Stanhope
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 25095
c1727-40: corresp with 1st Earl Waldegrave
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 28249 Waldegrave
1716-44: corresp with Horatio Walpole (2 vols)
British Library, Manuscript Collections