Catalogue description Morley of Saltram

This record is held by Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

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Reference: 430
Title: Morley of Saltram

Copies of Letters held at Bedfordshire Record Office


Letters from Lord Grantham to his sister Ann Robinson


430/1/1-49a Letters written from Escurial, Madrid, Aranjuez and St Ildephonso while Lord Grantham was serving as diplomat in Spain. They contain details of life and etiquette at the Spanish court June 1771 - Dec 1775


430/1/50-88 Letters, as above, to Ann Robinson living at Saltram, containing further details of Spanish court life and customs and references to life at Saltram July 1776 - June 1779


430/1/88-91 Lord Grantham back in England and takes his place in Parliament Aug 1779 - Dec 1779


Letters from Frederick Robinson to his sister Ann Robinson


430/2/1-46 Letters written from Escurial, Madrid, Aranjuez and St Ildephonso while Frederick was Secretary at the English embassy. The letters contain descriptions of Spanish countryside, Galas, costumes and social life. Also sonnets written for his family Nov 1771 - July 1777


430/2/47-60 Letters written from Whitehall and Stanmer to Ann at Saltram during the months leading up to war with Spain June 1778 - Aug 1779


Letters from Ann Robinson to her brother Frederick Robinson


430/3/1-71 Letters written from Saltram containing news of the estate and life in the house and building of Stag Lodge and upbringing of Parker children Jan 1780 - Dec 1785


430/3/72-166 Letters, as above, 38,000 trees for plantation, press gang, Militia manoeuvres, death of Lord Boringdon and theft from Saltram Jan 1786 - Nov 1788

Date: 1771-1788
Held by: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Originals held at:

Bedfordshire Record Office

Language: English

Robinson, Ann, fl 1771-1788, of Saltram, Devon

Robinson, Frederick, fl 1771-1788, diplomat

Robinson, Thomas, 1738-1786, 2nd Baron Grantham

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