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Stanhope, William (? 1683-1756) 1st Earl of Harrington, statesman

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Alternative name(s):
  • Harrington, 1st Earl of (Also known as)
Surname: Stanhope
Forenames: William
Gender: Male
Date: ?1683-1756
Title: 1st Earl of Harrington
History: Diplomat and statesman: British Ambassador in Spain 1719-1727; Secretary, Northern Department 1730-1741 and 1744-1746; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1746-1751. Created baron 1730; earl 1742.
Biography: ODNB link for Stanhope, William (? 1683-1756) 1st Earl of Harrington, statesman
References: Oxford DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276074 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P148796 )
Collections
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1746 Jun 27: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he hopes to disembark [the troops] next day despite very...
The National Archives, Kew
2
1746 Jun 18: Ligonier to Harrington, requesting that a shortfall of arms be remedied. f. 185
The National Archives, Kew
3
1746 Jun 28: Rothes to Harrington, enclosing the prince of Liechtenstein's account of the battle [of...
The National Archives, Kew
4
1746 Feb 01: Dunmore to Harrington: at a meeting with Moltke, Ilten and Prince [Frederick] of Hesse,...
The National Archives, Kew
5
1746 Jan 30: [Colonel] John Stewart [to Harrington]: as Captain Pawlett is returning to England for...
The National Archives, Kew
6
1746 Feb 02: [Colonel] John Stewart [to Harrington]: he believes the frost is ending. Unsuccessful...
The National Archives, Kew
7
1746 Feb 04: [Colonel] John Stewart [to Harrington]: the embarkation has begun and the hussars and...
The National Archives, Kew
8
1746 Nov 06: Ligonier [to Harrington]: dispositions of Hanoverian and British winter quarters. The...
The National Archives, Kew
9
1746 Oct 31: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing a letter from Trevor [ SP 87/21/75 ] on the...
The National Archives, Kew
10
1746 Oct 31: Ligonier [to Harrington]: analysis of the battle [of Rocoux]. Saxe has retired, leaving...
The National Archives, Kew
11
1746 Jul 04: Harrington to Rothes, thanking him for his services and promising to lay before the king...
The National Archives, Kew
12
1746 Jul 08: Rothes to Harrington: arrival of the transports with the British battalions. News of the...
The National Archives, Kew
13
1746 Jul 05: Rothes to Harrington: arrival of the Hessians. He encloses a detailed account of the...
The National Archives, Kew
14
1746 Jul 08: Crauford to Harrington, on the successful disembarkation of the Hessians. The prince...
The National Archives, Kew
15
1746 Jul 01: Rothes to Harrington: execution of deserters, arrival of the Hessians and preparations...
The National Archives, Kew
16
1746 Jul 02: Harrington to Ligonier, introducing Lord Napier. Dated (OS) at Whitehall. f. 190
The National Archives, Kew
17
1746 Jun 27: [Colonel] John Stewart [to Harrington]: the Hessians have moved to cover the prince's...
The National Archives, Kew
18
1746 Feb 10: Dunmore to Harrington: the French before Brussels are impeded by the bad weather....
The National Archives, Kew
19
1746 Feb 08: [Colonel] John Stewart to Harrington: a heavy fall of snow has brought the embarkation...
The National Archives, Kew
20
1746 Feb 07: [Colonel] John Stewart to Harrington: embarkation continues despite strong winds and...
The National Archives, Kew
21
1746 Feb 07: Dunmore to Harrington: the town of Vilvoorde has fallen, but not the castle. Waldeck has...
The National Archives, Kew
22
1746 Nov 14: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the soldiers' lodgings, candles and fuel must be paid for...
The National Archives, Kew
23
1746 Aug 12: Count Fitzjames to Harrington, requesting a response to his correspondence on the...
The National Archives, Kew
24
1746 Aug 08: Bathiani to Harrington, thanking him for the letter delivered by Lord Napier and...
The National Archives, Kew
25
1746 Aug 01: Harrington to Ligonier: trial of the rebel lords. He has forwarded Ligonier's dispatches...
The National Archives, Kew
26
1746 Aug 03: Thomas Jones [to Harrington]: the battering train is at Dort and will require at least...
The National Archives, Kew
27
1746 Aug 03: Ligonier [to Harrington] (private): he cannot continue in the army on his current...
The National Archives, Kew
28
1746 Jul 12: Ligonier to Harrington: strengths of the Austrian, British, Hanoverian and Hessian, and...
The National Archives, Kew
29
1746 Jul 04: Harrington to Ligonier, congratulating him on his safe arrival and requesting from him...
The National Archives, Kew
30
1746 Jun 24: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he is detained by an easterly wind. Dated aboard the yacht...
The National Archives, Kew
31
1746 Jun 24: Rothes to Harrington: progress of the siege of Mons. Loss of forage in Antwerp, Lier...
The National Archives, Kew
32
1746 Jun 21: Rothes to Harrington: he will make provision for the six British battalions to be sent...
The National Archives, Kew
33
1746 Jun 26: [Colonel] John Stewart to Harrington: the six [Hessian] regiments and the prince...
The National Archives, Kew
34
1746 Jun 12: Harrington to Mr [Thomas] Jones, enclosing a letter asking Trevor to do all in his power...
The National Archives, Kew
35
1746 Jun 06: Harrington to Rothes: six British battalions are to be sent to Flanders under Ligonier....
The National Archives, Kew
36
1746 Jun 07: Rothes to Harrington: he has given the orders for food and forage for the Hessians. His...
The National Archives, Kew
37
1746 Jun 06: Thomas Jones [to Harrington], with his recommendations for the conducting of the...
The National Archives, Kew
38
1746 Jun 01: Rothes to Harrington, informing him of his arrival after being detained ten days at...
The National Archives, Kew
39
1746 May 09: Harrington to Rothes: the Hessian troops in Scotland will shortly be embarked for...
The National Archives, Kew
40
1746 Mar 12: Dunmore [to Harrington], concerning horses of the King's Regiment and belonging to...
The National Archives, Kew
41
1746 Mar 09: Dunmore to Harrington: problems with the dragoons' equipment and baggage horses. He will...
The National Archives, Kew
42
1746 Mar 08: Dunmore to Harrington, acknowledging his orders for troop movements. He will attempt to...
The National Archives, Kew
43
1746 Mar 04: Dunmore to Harrington: embarkation of the British cavalry and dragoons. If no orders are...
The National Archives, Kew
44
1746 Feb 23: Dunmore to Harrington: reports of vigorous defence of Brussels followed by news of its...
The National Archives, Kew
45
1746 Feb 18: Harrington to Dunmore: on news from Cumberland of the flight and dispersion of the...
The National Archives, Kew
46
1746 Feb 20: Dunmore to Harrington: a thaw has come on and he has sent orders for the embarkation of...
The National Archives, Kew
47
1746 Feb 15: M. Hatton to Harrington, enclosing a letter from Crauford. The fleet sailed the previous...
The National Archives, Kew
48
1746 Feb 10: Charles Stuart [deputy consul at Veere] [to Harrington]: the French have at Ostend six...
The National Archives, Kew
49
1746 Feb 10: [Colonel] John Stewart to Harrington: another regiment embarked despite bad weather....
The National Archives, Kew
50
15 October 1748: Harrington to Cumberland: as soon as he receives the king orders for the reduction of...
The National Archives, Kew
51
3 November 1748: Cumberland to Newcastle: Lord Cathcart has volunteered to be the second hostage in...
The National Archives, Kew
52
12 November 1748: Cumberland to Harrington [as lord lieutenant of Ireland], asking him to take Bragg's...
The National Archives, Kew
53
1746 Oct 23: Rothes to Harrington, requesting permission to return to Britain when the troops have...
The National Archives, Kew
54
1746 Oct 19: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing a table of the Austrian forces [ SP 87/21/56 ]. Saxe...
The National Archives, Kew
55
1746 Oct 17: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing the generals' proposals for winter quarters [ SP...
The National Archives, Kew
56
1746 Oct 05: Ligonier to Harrington: negotiations with M Seigneur on the cartel. He encloses a copy...
The National Archives, Kew
57
1746 Sep 30: Harrington to Ligonier, enclosing a list [ SP 87/21/38 ] of officers captured during the...
The National Archives, Kew
58
1746 Sep 26: To Ligonier from Harrington: Ligonier is to ascertain the opinions of Prince Charles [of...
The National Archives, Kew
59
1746 Sep 28: Ligonier [to Harrington], enclosing the [records of the] councils of war [SP...
The National Archives, Kew
60
1746 Sep 15: Ligonier [to Harrington]: after four days at Bombay a council of war decided to cross...
The National Archives, Kew
61
1746 Aug 29: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington], enclosing a letter from Major Lafausille [...
The National Archives, Kew
62
1746 Aug 19: Harrington to Ligonier: Ligonier has Cumberland's support. Fall of Huy. He encloses a...
The National Archives, Kew
63
1746 Aug 13: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the armies are in the same position. Waldeck has taken 5,000...
The National Archives, Kew
64
1746 Aug 06: Ligonier [to Harrington]: account of an action commanded by allied Generals Baronay and...
The National Archives, Kew
65
1746 Aug 03: Ligonier [to Harrington], concerning the problems of his rank. He will send orders of...
The National Archives, Kew
66
1746 Jul 31: [Colonel] John Stewart [to Harrington], confirming that he will return home but asking...
The National Archives, Kew
67
1746 Jul 27: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the French have assembled their forces behind Louvain; some...
The National Archives, Kew
68
1746 Jul 22: Harrington to Ligonier: there is impatience for news on the march to Namur and...
The National Archives, Kew
69
1746 Jul 24: Ligonier [to Harrington]: arrival of Prince Charles [of Lorraine]. He encloses the...
The National Archives, Kew
70
1746 Jul 15: Harrington to Ligonier: he is to insist with Bathiani or Prince Charles [of Lorraine]...
The National Archives, Kew
71
1746 Jul 20: Ligonier [to Harrington]: Prince Charles [of Lorraine] is shortly to join the army. The...
The National Archives, Kew
72
1746 Jul 18: Ligonier [to Harrington]: the enemy have invested Charleroi and St Ghislain. He encloses...
The National Archives, Kew
73
1746 Jul 08: Harrington to Colonel [John] Stewart, giving him permission to return home. Dated (OS)...
The National Archives, Kew
74
1746 Jul 15: Ligonier to Harrington: surrender of Mons. The enemy intend to invest Charleroi and St...
The National Archives, Kew
75
1746 Jun 17: Rothes to Harrington: successful skirmish with a reconnoitring party under Saxe....
The National Archives, Kew
76
1746 Jun 14: Rothes to Harrington: the French army is in the lines near Antwerp under Saxe, while a...
The National Archives, Kew
77
1746 Apr 11: Dunmore to Harrington: he has recovered from his illness. The sloop with his baggage has...
The National Archives, Kew
78
1746 Apr 04: Dunmore to Harrington: he has been halted on his journey to Antwerp by strong symptoms...
The National Archives, Kew
79
1746 Mar 23: Dunmore to Harrington, noting the troops which are still under his command. The treaty...
The National Archives, Kew
80
1746 Mar 22: Dunmore to Harrington: he will return to Antwerp when the weather permits. His...
The National Archives, Kew
81
1746 Mar 04: [Hessian councillor] Alt [?to Harrington], welcoming the decision to place the Hessian...
The National Archives, Kew
82
1746 Mar 04: Harrington to Dunmore: the transports with the cavalry have arrived in the river...
The National Archives, Kew
83
1746 Feb 14: [Colonel] John Stewart [to Harrington]: the embarkation is complete and he hopes the...
The National Archives, Kew
84
1746 Feb 14: Dunmore to Harrington: departure of the convoy with the Hessians from Willemstad. He...
The National Archives, Kew
85
1746 Feb 13: Crauford [to Harrington]: as the Hessians are all embarked, they intend to fall down to...
The National Archives, Kew
86
1746 Jan 31: Dunmore to Harrington: his thanks for the remittance of money. The dispositions agreed...
The National Archives, Kew
87
1746 Jan 27: Dunmore to Harrington: the hard frost is still preventing embarkation. Calculations of...
The National Archives, Kew
88
1746 Jan 27: Dunmore to Harrington, commending Mr [George] Cressener to take the place of Mr Daniel...
The National Archives, Kew
89
1746 Jan 24: Dunmore to Harrington: the frost has returned and is preventing embarkation. The...
The National Archives, Kew
90
1746 Jan 25: [Colonel] John Stewart to Harrington: the frost has returned, and it has been possible...
The National Archives, Kew
91
1746 Jan 22: [Colonel] John Stewart to Harrington: the omission of the Hessian cavalry will make the...
The National Archives, Kew
92
1746 Jan 20: Dunmore to Harrington: Captain Powlett has arrived at Helvoetsluys with the warships of...
The National Archives, Kew
93
1746 Jan 14: Thomas Orby Hunter to Harrington on drafts of money he has made and will make to Antwerp...
The National Archives, Kew
94
1746 Jan 19: [Colonel] John Stewart to Harrington: the thaw has come and as soon as the harbour is...
The National Archives, Kew
95
1746 Jan 17: Dunmore to Harrington: a meeting between himself, Waldeck, Chanclos, Van der Duyn and...
The National Archives, Kew
96
1746 Jan 13: Dunmore to Harrington: embarkation has been delayed by strong winds and frost. He...
The National Archives, Kew
97
1746 Jan 11: Dunmore [to Harrington], enclosing letters found on a captured French captain [SP...
The National Archives, Kew
98
1746 Jan 12: [Colonel] John Stewart [to Harrington]: the transports have been dispersed by ice floes,...
The National Archives, Kew
99
1746 Jan 10: Dunmore to Harrington, quoting a report from a man he sent to Dunkirk: A large number of...
The National Archives, Kew
100
1746 Jan 06: Dunmore to Harrington: the Hessians will leave next day for Willemstad. He has persuaded...
The National Archives, Kew
101
1746 Jan 06: Prince Frederick of Hesse [to Harrington]: he is content with the choice of Colonel...
The National Archives, Kew
102
1745 Dec 31: Harrington to Dunmore: Scotland would not support the number of horses the Hessians...
The National Archives, Kew
103
1746 Jan 03: Dunmore to Harrington: his thanks to the king for permission to return home. Crauford is...
The National Archives, Kew
104
1745 Jun 21: Newcastle to Cumberland: the copies of Cumberland's letters to Harrington have, when...
The National Archives, Kew
105
1745 Jun 26: Königsegg to Harrington: he has not felt it necessary to correspond before, but he...
The National Archives, Kew
106
8 November 1748: Bedford to Cumberland: Harrington has consented to adding Bragg's regiment to the Irish...
The National Archives, Kew
107
1746 Oct 24: Harrington to Rothes, granting him permission to return home once the army has gone into...
The National Archives, Kew
108
1746 Oct 24: Harrington to Ligonier: there will be no stoppage for camp necessaries for British...
The National Archives, Kew
109
1746 Oct 21: Harrington to Ligonier: he has received the repartition of winter quarters from the...
The National Archives, Kew
110
1746 Oct 26: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he has learned from Lord Sandwich that the Dutch do not wish...
The National Archives, Kew
111
1746 Oct 25: Ligonier [to Harrington]: question of the exchange of the Irish prisoners. Inadequacy of...
The National Archives, Kew
112
1746 Oct 16: Ligonier tTo Harrington]: many thought killed [at Rocoux] have been taken prisoner...
The National Archives, Kew
113
1746 Oct 12: Ligonier to Harrington: description of the battle of Rocoux. Dated at camp at Amby, near...
The National Archives, Kew
114
1746 Oct 09: Ligonier to Harrington: the army has crossed the Saar. Description of the crossing. Saxe...
The National Archives, Kew
115
1746 Oct 02: Ligonier to Harrington: shortage of forage. Bavarians at Aix and expected arrival of the...
The National Archives, Kew
116
1746 Sep 25: Ligonier [to Harrington]: he has sent passes for M Seigneur and appointed Captain...
The National Archives, Kew
117
1746 Sep 21: Ligonier [to Harrington]: a council of war has decided it is impossible to attack the...
The National Archives, Kew
118
1746 Sep 18: Ligonier [to Harrington]: a reconnaissance of the enemy by the [allied] generals. The...
The National Archives, Kew
119
1746 Sep 11: Ligonier [to Harrington]: Saxe has written to him that he proposes to send M. Seigneur....
The National Archives, Kew
120
1746 Sep 09: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington]: he has written to Ligonier and Trevor....
The National Archives, Kew
121
1746 Sep 09: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington]: arrival of the camp necessaries and...
The National Archives, Kew
122
1746 Sep 06: Ligonier to Harrington: question of his rank. Communication with Maastricht is restored....
The National Archives, Kew
123
1746 Sep 04: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington]: he has had two further letters from Major...
The National Archives, Kew
124
1746 Aug 30: Ligonier to Harrington [cipher]: loss of communication with Liège and Maestricht by the...
The National Archives, Kew
125
1746 Aug 21: [Brigadier] Daniel Houghton [to Harrington], reporting his arrival at Willemstad with...
The National Archives, Kew
126
1746 Aug 20: Ligonier to Harrington: partially encrypted account of a major action with the French on...
The National Archives, Kew
127
1746 Aug 19: Harrington to Brigadier Houghton, acknowledging his report of his safe arrival at...
The National Archives, Kew
128
1746 Jan 03: Dunmore to Harrington: Colonel [John] Stewart has been appointed to conduct the Hessians...
The National Archives, Kew
129
1720-24: corresp (c100 items)
New York Public Library: Manuscripts and Archives Division
See NUC MS 74-530
130
1730-38: diplomatic corresp (HMC 10th report Appendix 1)
Lewis Walpole Library
NRA 22339 Weston
131
1721: Madrid corresp
British Library, Manuscript Collections
132
corresp rel to Ireland
Derbyshire Record Office
NRA 22525 Wilmot
133
1730-45: letters (203) from Lord Chesterfield
The National Archives
See Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
134
1731-45: corresp with Lord Chesterfield
University of California Library, Berkeley
NRA 6791 Stanhope
135
1737-38: letters to I Dunant
British Library, Manuscript Collections
136
1735-36: corresp with Lord Essex
British Library, Manuscript Collections
137
1731-46: corresp with Lord Hardwicke etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
138
1724-50: corresp with Duke of Newcastle etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
139
1725-50: corresp with Duke of Newcastle etc
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7411 Pelham
140
1730-46: letters to Sir Thomas Robinson
British Library, Manuscript Collections
141
1736-44: corresp with Walter Titley etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
142
1735-45: corresp with Lord Tyrawley
British Library, Manuscript Collections
143
1734-45: corresp with the 4th Marquess of Tweeddale
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
144
c1725-40: corresp with 1st Earl Waldegrave
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 28249 Waldegrave
145
1717-21: letters (10) to H Worsley
British Library, Manuscript Collections

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