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Russell, John (1710-1771) 4th Duke of Bedford, statesman

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Alternative name(s):
  • Bedford, 4th Duke (Also known as)
Surname: Russell
Forenames: John
Gender: Male
Date: 1710-1771
Title: 4th Duke of Bedford
History: First Lord of Admiralty 1744; initiated scheme for landowners to raise volunteer regiments 1745; Southern Secretary 1748; resigned in protest at dismissal of Sandwich 1751; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1756; negotiator of Peace of Paris 1762-1763. Succeeded brother as 4th duke in 1732.
Biography: ODNB link for Russell, John (1710-1771) 4th Duke of Bedford, statesman
References: Oxford DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276071 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P163987 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for John Russell
Collections
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1
27 August 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: he intends to leave for England but must first attend to the...
The National Archives, Kew
2
20 September 1748: Bedford to Cumberland, acknowledging receipt of his dispatch of 20 September NS and...
The National Archives, Kew
3
30 August 1748: Cumberland to Bedford, enclosing a packet from Aix and a draft of the definitive treaty....
The National Archives, Kew
4
27 September 1748: Cumberland to Bedford, reporting his arrival on 24 September and enclosing a dispatch...
The National Archives, Kew
5
1 October 1748: Cumberland to Bedford [close copy of SP 87/25/88]: Bathiani has informed him that he has...
The National Archives, Kew
6
8 October 1748: Cumberland to Bedford, enclosing a packet from the plenipotentiaries at Aix. Good...
The National Archives, Kew
7
3 November 1748: Cumberland to Newcastle: Lord Cathcart has volunteered to be the second hostage in...
The National Archives, Kew
8
12 November 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: the earl of Sussex and Lord Cathcart are to set our for Aix the...
The National Archives, Kew
9
28 October 1748: Bedford to Cumberland: Lord Cathcart and the earl of Sussex's offer to go to Paris will...
The National Archives, Kew
10
14 October 1748: Bedford to Cumberland, acknowledging receipt of the treaty and congratulating him on the...
The National Archives, Kew
11
19 October 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: Mr Leveson has passed through Eindhoven on his way to London with...
The National Archives, Kew
12
18 October 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: the king has ordered him to prepare everything for the return of...
The National Archives, Kew
13
11 October 1748: Bedford to Cumberland: he has written to the lords of the admiralty for a state of the...
The National Archives, Kew
14
15 October 1748: Cumberland to Bedford, enclosing a packet from the plenipotentiaries at Aix. He hopes...
The National Archives, Kew
15
9 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: the army has started to go into cantonment. He encloses three...
The National Archives, Kew
16
21 June 1748: Bedford to Cumberland: he believes Cumberland will receive instructions for the money...
The National Archives, Kew
17
28 June 1748: Cumberland to Bedford, enclosing a dispatch from Sandwich. He expects him and Bentinck...
The National Archives, Kew
18
25 June 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: he assumes that Newcastle has left for Hanover and will write to...
The National Archives, Kew
19
14 July 1748: Newcastle to Cumberland, enclosing letters to Sandwich and Bedford. Dated at Hanover....
The National Archives, Kew
20
10 May 1748: Bedford to Byng informing him that cessation of hostilities by land is to be effected...
The National Archives, Kew
21
11 June 1748: Newcastle to Cumberland: he has been detained by contrary winds. Letters from...
The National Archives, Kew
22
10 November 1748: Bedford to Cumberland, acknowledging his letter of 15 November NS. Dated (OS) at...
The National Archives, Kew
23
15 November 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: he has met with the Hessian generals to discuss the extraordinary...
The National Archives, Kew
24
8 November 1748: Bedford to Cumberland: Harrington has consented to adding Bragg's regiment to the Irish...
The National Archives, Kew
25
5 November 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: his satisfaction with the legal appointments in Scotland. Arrival...
The National Archives, Kew
26
25 October 1748: Bedford to [George Augustus Yelverton], earl of Sussex, thanking him for volunteering to...
The National Archives, Kew
27
25 October 1748: Bedford to Cumberland, enclosing papers from the lords of the admiralty on the...
The National Archives, Kew
28
29 October 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: there is only one transport ship employed in the king's service....
The National Archives, Kew
29
12 August 1748: Bedford to Cumberland, enclosing papers relating to the dispute between the officers of...
The National Archives, Kew
30
18 August 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: the affair of the officers of Guise's regiment. Difficulties with...
The National Archives, Kew
31
9 August 1748: Ligonier to Bedford: all is in the same condition as when Cumberland departed. Dated at...
The National Archives, Kew
32
6 August 1748: To Bedford from Cumberland: he intends to leave for Hanover next day, leaving Ligonier...
The National Archives, Kew
33
29 July 1748: Bedford to Cumberland: in the case of the officers of Guise's regiment under prosecution...
The National Archives, Kew
34
30 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: he has been ordered to go to Hanover before visiting England, and...
The National Archives, Kew
35
22 July 1748: Bedford to Cumberland: he looks forward to seeing him when the difficulties over the...
The National Archives, Kew
36
2 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: he thanks him for ordering the yacht, but cannot tell when he...
The National Archives, Kew
37
23 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: he has delayed his voyage to England by a few days to see if the...
The National Archives, Kew
38
16 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford: all the British, and most of the Hanoverian troops having gone...
The National Archives, Kew
39
8 July 1748: Bedford to Cumberland, enclosing a copy of his letter to Newcastle on his meeting with...
The National Archives, Kew
40
12 July 1748: Cumberland to Bedford, enclosing a packet from Sandwich. The army is going into...
The National Archives, Kew
41
30 September 1748: Newcastle to Cumberland, enclosing orders for forwarding to the plenipotentiaries at Aix...
The National Archives, Kew
42
10 May 1748: To Cumberland from Newcastle: his concern that Cumberland has not received his last. He...
The National Archives, Kew
43
papers
Woburn Abbey
NRA 17140 Russell

See HMC [2] Appendix
44
corresp and papers
Woburn Abbey
NRA 26179 Russell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [90i]
45
c1758-70: Devon militia papers
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 9813 Russell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [90d]
46
corresp rel to Ireland
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 22525 Wilmot
47
1762-63: corresp as minister in Paris
The National Archives
48
corresp with Lord Bute
Bute Archive at Mount Stuart
NRA 15459 Crichton-Stuart
49
1761-63: corresp with Lord Bute
British Library, Manuscript Collections
50
letters to Lord Chatham
The National Archives
51
1741-64: letters (12) to Dukes of Devonshire
Devonshire Collection Archives, Chatsworth
NRA 20594 Cavendish
52
1747-67: corresp with George Grenville
British Library, Manuscript Collections
53
1745-70: corresp with 1st and 2nd Earls of Hardwicke
British Library, Manuscript Collections
54
1748-62: corresp with Lord Holland
British Library, Manuscript Collections
55
1749-58: corresp with Lord Holdernesse
British Library, Manuscript Collections
56
1748-50: corresp
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7411 Pelham
57
1738-67: corresp with Duke of Newcastle, Lord Albemarle etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
58
1760-67: corresp with Lord Rockingham
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 1083 Wentworth Woodhouse
59
1746-65: corresp with Earl of Sandwich
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 5472 Montagu
60
1747-49: letters to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 27876 Wilmot-Horton

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