Catalogue description William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham: Papers

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Details of PRO 30/8
Reference: PRO 30/8
Title: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham: Papers

These papers consist of the correspondence of the first Earl of Chatham and of his son, William Pitt.

Bundle 373 was added in 1956. It consists of miscellaneous papers of William Pitt, which were bought at the André de Coppet sale at Sothebys on 14, 15 November 1955 and presented to the Public Record Office by the Friends of the National Libraries.

Date: George II - George III
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English

William Pitt, 1759-1806

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778

Physical description: 373 bundle(s)
Immediate source of acquisition:

in 1888 J H Pringle, 1888-1908

Custodial history: In 1908 under the terms of Captain Pringle's will the papers became the property of the Public Record Office.
Publication note:

See the Correspondence of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, edited by W S Taylor and J H Pringle and published in 4 volumes from 1838 to 1840.

Unpublished finding aids:

A typescript index to the correspondents in the first and second series, an expanded list containing details of correspondence in the first series (relating to William Pitt, Earl of Chatham), and expanded lists of correspondence in the second series (relating to William Pitt the Younger) covering the years 1770-1806 can be found with the series list in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

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