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Harley, Robert (1661-1724) 1st Earl of Oxford, statesman

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Alternative name(s):
  • Oxford, 1st Earl of (Also known as)
Surname: Harley
Forenames: Robert
Gender: Male
Date: 1661-1724
Title: 1st Earl of Oxford
History: Statesman. MP, 1689-1711. Speaker, 1701-1705. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1710. Secretary of State, 1704-1708. Lord Treasurer, 1711. Attempt on his life by Guiscard, and obtained dismissal of Marlborough, 1711. Impeached, 1717. Earldom, 1711.
Biography: ODNB link for Harley, Robert (1661-1724) 1st Earl of Oxford, statesman
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275968 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P163701 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Robert Harley
Collections
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1706 Jun 28: Marlborough to Harley: he will attempt to exchange the three officers requested by the...
The National Archives, Kew
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1706 Jun 03: Marlborough to Harley: consequences of the victory [at Ramillies]. He refers Harley to...
The National Archives, Kew
3
1706 May 28: Marlborough to Harley: he hopes that Colonel Richards will soon be with Harley with news...
The National Archives, Kew
4
1706 Apr 30: Marlborough to Harley: news from France of a British success in the Mediterranean. There...
The National Archives, Kew
5
1707 Sep 19: Marlborough to Harley: it will not be necessary to ratify the treaty for Bothmer's...
The National Archives, Kew
6
1707 Sep 15: Marlborough to Harley: he has sent a copy of [Dom Luis] da Cunha's memorial to the...
The National Archives, Kew
7
1706 Apr 27: Marlborough to Harley [on his arrival from England]: the French have detached troops...
The National Archives, Kew
8
1707 Sep 29: Marlborough to Harley: [Franz Adolf, Baron] Zinzerling has been sent the necessary...
The National Archives, Kew
9
1707 Sep 27: Harley to Marlborough: he encloses a letter from Hanover and a letter from M. Chamissart...
The National Archives, Kew
10
1707 Sep 12: Marlborough to Harley: the treaty between the emperor [Joseph I] and the king of Sweden...
The National Archives, Kew
11
1706 Jan 05: Marlborough to Harley: the count de Lescheraine has returned with the elector Palatine's...
The National Archives, Kew
12
1705 Dec 08: Marlborough to Harley: he thanks him for his correspondence, much of which has gone...
The National Archives, Kew
13
1705 Sep 22: Marlborough to Harley: Harley's answer to Count Gallas's memorial will give little...
The National Archives, Kew
14
1705 Aug 19: Marlborough to Harley: he met with the enemy the previous day but 'our friends' [the...
The National Archives, Kew
15
1705 Jul 27: Marlborough to Harley: he is experiencing difficulties in advancing from 'our friends'...
The National Archives, Kew
16
1705 May 17: Marlborough to Harley: he has reviewed the English and Dutch troops. He encloses a...
The National Archives, Kew
17
1705 May 09: Marlborough to Harley: he does not think the Dutch should wait for Sir Clowdisley...
The National Archives, Kew
18
1705 Apr 28: Marlborough to Harley: he doubts the Prussians are ready to send assistance to the duke...
The National Archives, Kew
19
1704 Jul 23: Marlborough to Harley: Friedberg has surrendered and the garrison has withdrawn beyond...
The National Archives, Kew
20
1704 Jul 20: Marlborough [to Harley]: he hopes for better news from Portugal. He encloses a letter...
The National Archives, Kew
21
1704 Jul 16: Marlborough [to Harley]: With a French army coming to his aid, the elector of Bavaria...
The National Archives, Kew
22
1707 Aug 29: Marlborough to Harley: he has no objection to moving M. de Focani from Coventry to...
The National Archives, Kew
23
1707 Aug 25: Marlborough to Harley: he encloses letters from the emperor [Joseph I]'s commissary at...
The National Archives, Kew
24
1707 Aug 22: Marlborough [to Harley], regarding a scheme of [James] Scott [to have the electress...
The National Archives, Kew
25
1707 Aug 22: Marlborough to Harley: Robinson believes the Swedish ministers are being more sincere....
The National Archives, Kew
26
1707 Aug 18: Marlborough to Harley: according to Count Wratislaw, the emperor [Joseph I] will go some...
The National Archives, Kew
27
1707 Jun 13: Marlborough to Harley: the king of Spain has received no news from Lord Galway and is...
The National Archives, Kew
28
1707 Jun 09: Marlborough to Harley: he can say nothing more of the recognition of King Stanislaus but...
The National Archives, Kew
29
1707 Jun 06: Marlborough to Harley: he wishes that Robinson had taken care of the money. He has...
The National Archives, Kew
30
1707 Jun 02: Marlborough to Harley: Robinson should not leave the king of Sweden until his army...
The National Archives, Kew
31
1707 May 30: Marlborough to Harley: a reconnaissance has revealed that the French have marched to the...
The National Archives, Kew
32
1707 May 26: Marlborough to Harley: M. Huguetan has been taking measures to reduce the credit of the...
The National Archives, Kew
33
1707 May 16: Marlborough to Harley: he repeats his preference for Robinson to attend the congress in...
The National Archives, Kew
34
1706 Sep 30: Marlborough to Harley: difficulties with the packet boats. The siege of Ath may take...
The National Archives, Kew
35
1706 Sep 20: Marlborough to Harley: advantages of basing the packet boats at Ostend. Prince Louis of...
The National Archives, Kew
36
1706 Aug 16: Marlborough to Harley: the inaction of imperial troops on the Rhine has enabled the...
The National Archives, Kew
37
1704 Nov 13: Marlborough [to Harley]: he hopes that now the electress of Bavaria has agreed to terms,...
The National Archives, Kew
38
1704 Sep 19: Marlborough [to Harley]: he hopes to have recovered from the ague in time to greet the...
The National Archives, Kew
39
1704 Aug 25: Marlborough [to Harley]: the troops detailed for the siege of Ingolstadt will now...
The National Archives, Kew
40
1704 Aug 17: Marlborough [to Harley]: he has over 11,000 prisoners, and has written to the states...
The National Archives, Kew
41
1704 Aug 14: Marlborough [to Harley], reporting the battle of Blenheim. Dated at Hochst [Höchstädt]....
The National Archives, Kew
42
1704 Aug 10: Marlborough [to Harley]: Prince Louis [of Baden] has marched to Neuburg [an der Donau]...
The National Archives, Kew
43
1704 Aug 03: Marlborough [to Harley]: the count de la Tour and the duke of Württemberg have been...
The National Archives, Kew
44
1704 Jul 31: Marlborough [to Harley]: he has been unable to attack Munich for want of artillery. He...
The National Archives, Kew
45
1704 Jul 29: Marlborough [to Harley]: he has received extracts from Stepney of the negotiations with...
The National Archives, Kew
46
1704 Jul 13: Marlborough [to Harley]: he is awaiting artillery from Nuremberg to attack Rain and...
The National Archives, Kew
47
1704 Jul 09: Marlborough [to Harley]: he has crossed the Lech unopposed and taken possession of...
The National Archives, Kew
48
1704 Jun 29: Marlborough [to Harley]: he is sensible of the need to end the troubles in Hungary, and...
The National Archives, Kew
49
1704 Jun 01: Marlborough [to Harley]: he congratulates Harley on his appointment and encloses a...
The National Archives, Kew
50
1707 Aug 08: Marlborough to Harley: despite M. Tesse putting large forces into Toulon, he is...
The National Archives, Kew
51
1707 Aug 01: Marlborough to Harley: news from Saxony is unreliable. Four Swedish regiments driven out...
The National Archives, Kew
52
1707 Jul 30: Marlborough to Harley: he sends this by the marquis de Lassey and the count de Lionne,...
The National Archives, Kew
53
1707 Jul 28: Marlborough to Harley: he wrote the day before with the news of the passage of the Var....
The National Archives, Kew
54
1707 Jul 21: Marlborough to Harley: he has not heard of the Palatine recruits being stopped in...
The National Archives, Kew
55
1707 Jul 07: Marlborough to Harley: the French prisoners have slender excuses for not complying with...
The National Archives, Kew
56
1707 Jul 04: Marlborough to Harley: the duke of Savoy has much to complain of about the court of...
The National Archives, Kew
57
1707 Jun 23: Marlborough to Harley: Young, Harley's messenger has arrived, and Marlborough has sent...
The National Archives, Kew
58
1707 Jun 20: Marlborough to Harley: the safest and fastest way to send him letters is by the common...
The National Archives, Kew
59
1707 May 19: Marlborough to Harley: most of the army is in the neighbourhood of Brussels; the French...
The National Archives, Kew
60
1707 May 10: Marlborough to Harley: after his meeting with the king of Sweden, he thought he had no...
The National Archives, Kew
61
1706 Aug 12: Marlborough to Harley: death of Mr. Methuen in Lisbon. He has no news of King Charles's...
The National Archives, Kew
62
1706 Aug 09: Marlborough to Harley: administration of the Spanish Netherlands. He is impatient to...
The National Archives, Kew
63
1706 Aug 02: Marlborough to Harley: the king of Spain [Charles III] has been slow in advancing on...
The National Archives, Kew
64
1706 Jul 29: Marlborough [to Harley]: he is hourly expecting to hear that the transports have sailed...
The National Archives, Kew
65
1706 Jul 26: Marlborough to Harley: he has a letter from Prince Eugene, who has passed the Adige,...
The National Archives, Kew
66
1706 Jul 22: Marlborough to Harley: he has had news from Portugal and Spain from Secretary Hedges. He...
The National Archives, Kew
67
1706 Jul 15: Marlborough to Harley: he has heard from Sir Stafford Fairborne at Ostend that he hopes...
The National Archives, Kew
68
1706 Jul 06: Marlborough to Harley: he hopes soon to send back the transports with the three...
The National Archives, Kew
69
1706 Jul 01: Marlborough to Harley: he hopes the Dutch will come into their third share of the...
The National Archives, Kew
70
1706 Jun 24: Marlborough to Harley: he will keep six troops of dragoons to join the infantry for the...
The National Archives, Kew
71
1706 Jun 21: Marlborough [to Harley]: it was intended to besiege Nieuwpoort first, but there were too...
The National Archives, Kew
72
1706 Jun 10: Marlborough to Harley: support of the governor and bishop of Antwerp for King Charles...
The National Archives, Kew
73
1706 Jun 07: Marlborough to Harley: Antwerp has capitulated, the governor having refused the French...
The National Archives, Kew
74
1706 May 07: Marlborough to Harley: English troops are marching to camp at Bilson, near Maastricht....
The National Archives, Kew
75
1705 Dec 25: Marlborough to Harley: he still awaits the convoy. He believes they will hear no more...
The National Archives, Kew
76
1705 Dec 22: Marlborough to Harley: he awaits the convoy and intends to embark with the first...
The National Archives, Kew
77
1705 Jul 26: Henry Davenant to Marlborough: Harley has told Davenant's father that the lord treasurer...
The National Archives, Kew
78
1705 Jul 23: Marlborough to Harley: rain has prevented him from advancing or crossing the river...
The National Archives, Kew
79
1705 Jul 20: Marlborough to Harley: He has received the minutes of the meeting with the Portuguese...
The National Archives, Kew
80
1705 May 13: Marlborough to Harley: he is expecting a visit from General Fleming, commander of the...
The National Archives, Kew
81
1705 May 04: Marlborough to Harley: he requests a form of declaration for deserters from the Irish...
The National Archives, Kew
82
1705 May 01: Marlborough [to Harley]: means for two merchants to secure Pitkins and take him to...
The National Archives, Kew
83
1705 Apr 24: Marlborough to Harley: he wishes there to be no further exchange of prisoners without...
The National Archives, Kew
84
1705 Apr 21: Marlborough to Harley: it is likely that some Irish regiments in the French service may...
The National Archives, Kew
85
1704 Nov 23: Marlborough to Harley: on arrival the previous evening he was greeted by the king and...
The National Archives, Kew
86
1704 Nov 15: Marlborough to Harley: his journey has been via Heidelberg, where he met with the...
The National Archives, Kew
87
1704 Nov 08: Marlborough to Harley: he hopes that Trarbach will fall in five or six days. The...
The National Archives, Kew
88
1704 Oct 31: Adam Cardonnel to Harley: he is writing for Marlborough, who is reconnoitring a camp for...
The National Archives, Kew
89
1704 Oct 29: Marlborough to Harley: his relief at reaching Trier before the French; flight of the...
The National Archives, Kew
90
1704 Oct 26: Marlborough to Harley: he has left Weissenburg and is marching on the Moselle to settle...
The National Archives, Kew
91
1704 Oct 17: Marlborough to Harley: the marquis de Crie has represented to him the danger his master...
The National Archives, Kew
92
1704 Oct 13: Marlborough to Harley: he has perused Lord Raby's papers and concludes that if any more...
The National Archives, Kew
93
1704 Oct 10: Marlborough to Harley: slow progress of the siege of Landau. M. Meerman has returned...
The National Archives, Kew
94
1704 Oct 06: Marlborough [to Harley]: want of forage has prevented him from going to Landau. He has...
The National Archives, Kew
95
1704 Oct 03: Marlborough [to Harley]: visit of the king of the Romans and progress of the siege of...
The National Archives, Kew
96
1704 Sep 29: Marlborough [to Harley]: he has visited the king of the Romans a second time at Landau....
The National Archives, Kew
97
1704 Sep 26: Marlborough [to Harley]: he has visited the king of the Romans at Landau, where he saw...
The National Archives, Kew
98
1704 Sep 25: Adam Cardonnel to Harley: Harley has asked him for a relation of the campaign;...
The National Archives, Kew
99
1704 Sep 15: Adam Cardonnel [to Harley]: Marlborough has been to Landau with Prince Eugene, and is...
The National Archives, Kew
100
1704 Sep 12: Marlborough [to Harley]: Disposal of prisoners (including Tallard) taken at Blenheim....
The National Archives, Kew
101
1704 Aug 28: Marlborough [to Harley]: the army has made three days' march on the Rhine, but...
The National Archives, Kew
102
1704 Aug 21: Marlborough [to Harley]: the estimate of the number of prisoners has risen to 13,000....
The National Archives, Kew
103
1704 Jul 06: Marlborough [to Harley]: He has crossed the Danube and is preparing to force a passage...
The National Archives, Kew
104
1704 Jul 03: Marlborough [to Harley]: account of the storming of the Schellenberg at Donauwörth....
The National Archives, Kew
105
1704 Jun 15: Marlborough [to Harley]: Prince Eugene has departed for the Rhine and Prince Louis [of...
The National Archives, Kew
106
1707 Oct 03: Marlborough to Harley: he will not answer Harley's letter until the next post. He...
The National Archives, Kew
107
1707 Sep 08: Marlborough to Harley: the French have crossed the Scheldt and are camped between Pont à...
The National Archives, Kew
108
1707 Jul 27: Marlborough to Harley: he has received letters from Prince Eugene [ SP 87/2/334 ] and...
The National Archives, Kew
109
1707 Jul 25: Marlborough [?to Harley]: if the king of Sweden is unreasonable, he should be ignored...
The National Archives, Kew
110
1707 Jul 25: Marlborough to Harley: he will defer replying to the letter of the states [general]...
The National Archives, Kew
111
1707 Jul 18: Marlborough to Harley: news of the defeat of Tourbin's squadron. Advices from France...
The National Archives, Kew
112
1707 Apr 19-1707 May 19: Marlborough [to Harley]: he landed at Helvoetsluys, and intends to depart next day for...
The National Archives, Kew
113
1706 Nov 23: Marlborough to Harley: he is detained at The Hague only by bad winds and weather. He has...
The National Archives, Kew
114
1706 Nov 20: Marlborough to Harley, continuing to refer him to what he writes to Secretary Hedges,...
The National Archives, Kew
115
1706 Nov 12: Marlborough to Harley, continuing to refer him to what he writes to Secretary Hedges....
The National Archives, Kew
116
1706 Nov 09: Marlborough to Harley, referring him to his letter to Secretary Hedges, and what Harley...
The National Archives, Kew
117
1706 Nov 03: Marlborough to Harley: he is leaving next day for The Hague via Mechelen and Antwerp. On...
The National Archives, Kew
118
1706 Oct 28: Marlborough to Harley: when he reaches The Hague he will write concerning the business...
The National Archives, Kew
119
1706 Oct 21: Marlborough to Harley: when he gets to The Hague he will attempt to fulfil the queen's...
The National Archives, Kew
120
1706 Oct 14: Marlborough to Harley: they have been joined at Cambron by the besiegers of Ath. Hope of...
The National Archives, Kew
121
1706 Oct 11: Marlborough to Harley: he will observe the queen's instructions in answering the king of...
The National Archives, Kew
122
1706 Oct 04: Marlborough to Harley: Surrender of Ath. The French have reinforced the garrisons of...
The National Archives, Kew
123
1706 Sep 27: Marlborough to Harley: the adjutant general will give him the news of Turin. The siege...
The National Archives, Kew
124
1706 Sep 23: Marlborough to Harley: General Thüngen has crossed the Rhine with 15,000 [imperial]...
The National Archives, Kew
125
1706 Sep 18: Marlborough to Harley: reports tell of a battle in Italy at which the French were...
The National Archives, Kew
126
1706 Sep 09: Marlborough to Harley: he presumes the chevalier de Croissy has been allowed to go home....
The National Archives, Kew
127
1706 Sep 06: Marlborough to Harley: the garrison of Dendermonde asked for honourable terms, but were...
The National Archives, Kew
128
1706 Sep 05: Marlborough to Harley: surrender of Dendermonde. Dated at camp before Dendermonde. ff....
The National Archives, Kew
129
1706 Sep 03: Marlborough to Harley: he is writing to Secretary Hedges about the Ostend packet boats....
The National Archives, Kew
130
1706 Aug 30: Marlborough to Harley: the siege engineer finds the waters around Dendermonde much...
The National Archives, Kew
131
1706 Aug 26: Marlborough to Harley: he has garrisoned Menin with five battalions under Major General...
The National Archives, Kew
132
1706 May 20: Marlborough to Harley: he awaits hourly to hear the fate of Barcelona. The English and...
The National Archives, Kew
133
1706 May 17: Marlborough to Harley: Lord Raby is over-optimistic about the prince of Hesse. He...
The National Archives, Kew
134
1705 Nov 21: Marlborough to Harley: he intends to be in Berlin at the end of the month. He believes...
The National Archives, Kew
135
1705 Nov 18: Marlborough to Harley: method of payment of the loan of 300,000 crowns to ensure that it...
The National Archives, Kew
136
1705 Nov 14: Marlborough to Harley: he has met with the emperor [Joseph I], empresses, archduchesses...
The National Archives, Kew
137
1705 Nov 01: Marlborough to Harley: he will press the court at Vienna to use their offices to prevent...
The National Archives, Kew
138
1705 Oct 23: Marlborough to Harley: a detachment will march next day from Bergen op Zoom to invest...
The National Archives, Kew
139
1705 Oct 20: Marlborough to Harley: he intends to attack Zandvliet, which would secure the navigation...
The National Archives, Kew
140
1705 Oct 16: Marlborough to Harley: he has been detained at The Hague but intends to go to the army...
The National Archives, Kew
141
1705 Oct 13: Marlborough to Harley: the [grand] pensionary, the president of the week and others are...
The National Archives, Kew
142
1705 Oct 09: Adam Cardonnel to Harley: Marlborough will travel to The Hague on Monday. He believes...
The National Archives, Kew
143
1705 Sep 14: Marlborough to Harley: he hopes the visit of the earl of Pembroke to the states...
The National Archives, Kew
144
1705 Sep 10: Marlborough to Harley: complications caused by the death of the duke of Celle....
The National Archives, Kew
145
1705 Sep 02: Marlborough to Harley, advising against sending a senior representative to The Hague to...
The National Archives, Kew
146
1705 Aug 31: Marlborough to Harley: he has heard from the [grand] pensionary, who does not consider...
The National Archives, Kew
147
1705 Aug 24: Marlborough to Harley: he acknowledges receipt of Lord Raby's letter on the treaty...
The National Archives, Kew
148
1705 Aug 10: Marlborough to Harley: disorders in Portugal. He is surprised that the court in Vienna...
The National Archives, Kew
149
1705 Aug 06: Marlborough to Harley: leave for three French officers to go to France. Lord Sunderland...
The National Archives, Kew
150
1705 Aug 03: Marlborough to Harley: he is gratified at the reception at home of his success against...
The National Archives, Kew
151
1705 Jul 30: Marlborough to Harley: Mr. [Henry] Davenant's expenses will be greater at Regensburg...
The National Archives, Kew
152
1705 Jul 13: Marlborough to Harley: account of the taking of Huy. Dated at camp at Lens-les-Beguines....
The National Archives, Kew
153
1705 Jul 09: Marlborough to Harley: the king [of Prussia] has ordered his troops to act on the upper...
The National Archives, Kew
154
1705 Jun 18: Marlborough [to Harley]: his forces [advancing on the Meuse] will meet at Düren on the...
The National Archives, Kew
155
1705 Jun 09: Marlborough to Harley: Both Prince Louis' troops and the Prussians will be later than...
The National Archives, Kew
156
1705 Jun 02: Marlborough to Harley: Marshal de Marsin's forces are about to join with those of...
The National Archives, Kew
157
1705 May 27: Marlborough to Harley: he has received the proclamation [to Irishmen serving with the...
The National Archives, Kew
158
1705 May 19: Marlborough to Harley: Prince Louis [of Baden] has been unable to come to Kreutznach...
The National Archives, Kew
159
1705 May 17: Marlborough's letter of recommendation for Hugetan to Harley. Dated at Coblenz. f. 243
The National Archives, Kew
160
1705 Apr 17: Marlborough to Harley: his voyage was delayed by sandbanks off the Meuse. They have had...
The National Archives, Kew
161
1705 Apr 14: Adam Cardonnel to Harley: Marlborough is incapacitated by the voyage. They are cheered...
The National Archives, Kew
162
1705 Mar 31: Marlborough to Harley: his sailing has been delayed by adverse weather. Dated at Harwich...
The National Archives, Kew
163
1704 Dec 16: Marlborough to Harley: he has sent for Tallard and the foremost prisoners so that he may...
The National Archives, Kew
164
1704 Dec 12: Marlborough to Harley: he has been meeting with officials of the states [general]. He...
The National Archives, Kew
165
1704 Nov 28: Marlborough to Harley: he has signed the treaty [for the additional 8,000 men], and is...
The National Archives, Kew
166
1704 Oct 01-1704 Oct 31: Memorandum [?to Harley] that Marlborough has written to the duke of Shrewsbury...
The National Archives, Kew
167
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
168
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
169
misc corresp and papers
Longleat House
See HMC [58] Bath MSS I
170
lists of books and notes thereon
British Library, Manuscript Collections
171
c1711-13: copy of poem entitled 'Moderation Reviv'd'
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
See Annual Return 2002
172
1706-14: letters (23) to 1st Earl Cowper
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 26283 Cowper

See HMC
173
1706-08: letters to James Dayrolle
British Library, Manuscript Collections
174
1712-14: letters to son-in-law, 3rd Duke of Leeds
British Library, Manuscript Collections
175
1704-07: letters (15) to John Robinson
British Library, Manuscript Collections
176
1703-06: corresp with Alexander Stanhope
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 25095
177
1704-18: corresp with Alexander Stanhope, the Elector of Hanover and others
British Library, Manuscript Collections
178
1704-7: corresp with George Stepney
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
179
1704-08: corresp with Charles Whitworth
British Library, Manuscript Collections
180
corresp
Lambeth Palace Library

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