Reports on the Manuscripts of Mrs. Stopford-Sackville, of Drayton House, Northamptonshire. Vol. I. Presented to Parliament By Command of His Majesty.
(Historical Manuscripts Commission)

London: His Majesty's Stationery Office By Mackie & Co., 1904. F viii + 439 pages; index; followed by ix pages Circular of the Commission, with a chronological list of their reports; this Vol. I only and with the index covering this volume, and concerning: the Monmouth Insurrection 1685-6; Letters of Mary, Princess of Orange, to Lady Mary Forester; Family Papers and Letters, 1706-1799; Home Affairs 1755-1784; Letters from Lord George Sackville to General Irwin 1761-1784; Ireland; the Wary of the Austrian Succession; Cherbourgh and St. Malo 1758; Seven Years' War 1758-1759; Minden Papers, letters from Richard Cumberland and others on Spanish Affairs 1778-1780; Letters relating to Prince William Henry Duke of Gloucester 1777-1779; India 1776-1784; Minorca 1776-1782 and miscellaneous materials; the Introduction states that "The papers forming this large and important collection are chiefly composed of letters, reports, and other official documents from and to Lord George Sackville, the 3d son of Lionel, 1st Duke of Dorset...letters from many persons of eminence..."; the useful index is a great finding-aid for this historical material; entire detailed lists of the actions on America especially during the time of the Revolution; bound in marbled-paper covered boards, faux vellum spine and corners, leather spine label with gilt titles, all edges tinted red; some edge, tips wear and soiling to binding; volume in very good condition and an interesting compendium of primarily 18th century correspondence, especially concerning military history. Very Good H (Item ID: 19235)


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