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Select a year to see the chronological list of letters to and from Walpole along with the name of Walpole’s correspondent. Click on the document date to view the image of the letter in the Yale Edition.
  • OS (“old style”) and NS (“new style”). Letters preceding the change of calendar in 1752 are arranged in the sequence in which they were actually written, allowing eleven days’ difference between "new style" letters from the Continent, and “old style” letters from England.
  • Missing letters are marked by an asterisk (*).
  • Letters printed here for the first time in the Yale Edition are marked by a dagger (†).
  • Letters printed in full for the first time are marked by a double dagger (‡).


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Document Date Correspondent  
1773 ?Jan. to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
ca 1773 to Sir Thomas Cave View Original Letter
1773 ?Jan. to Lord Hardwicke View Original Letter
1773 03 January from Madame du Deffand
1773 05 January from Madame du Deffand
1773 06 January from Rev. William Cole
1773 08 January to Rev. William Cole
1773 09 January to Lord Sandwich
1773 09 January to William Mason
1773 10 January from Madame Geoffrin
1773 10 January to Madame du Deffand
1773 11 January from Madame du Deffand
1773 13 January from Rev. William Cole
1773 14 January to Sir Horace Mann
1773 14 January from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 ca 17 Jan. to Madame du Deffand
1773 20 January from Madame du Deffand
1773 21 January to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 21 January to Lord Hardwicke
1773 21 January to Sir Horace Mann
1773 24 January to Madame du Deffand
1773 25 January from Madame du Deffand
1773 25 January to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 25 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 30 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 01 February to William Mason
1773 01 February to Madame du Deffand
1773 01 February from Madame du Deffand
1773 03 February to Sir Horace Mann
1773 04 February from Michael Lort
1773 04 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 04 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 05 February to Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 5 Feb.* to Michael Lort
1773 07 February from Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 11 Feb. from Madame du Deffand
1773 11 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 12 February to Sir Horace Mann
1773 12 February from Rev. William Cole
1773 13 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 15 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 17 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 17 February from Madame du Deffand
1773 18 February to Rev. William Cole
1773 ca 19 Feb. to Madame du Deffand
1773 23 February from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 24 February from Madame du Deffand
1773 25 February to Madame du Deffand
1773 26 February from Madame du Deffand
1773 March bis to George Colman
1773 ?March bis to Lord Hardwicke View Original Letter
1773 March to George Colman View Original Letter
1773 ?March to Lord Hardwicke
1773 02 March to William Mason
1773 02 March to William Mason
1773 05 March to Madame du Deffand
1773 05 March to Sir Horace Mann
1773 06 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 10 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 10 March from Madame du Deffand
1773 11 March* from George, 3d Earl of Orford
1773 11 March to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 12 March to Madame du Deffand
1773 12 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 16 March to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 18 March from Madame du Deffand
1773 19 March from Rev. William Cole
1773 20 March from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 27 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 27 March to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 27 March to William Mason
1773 28 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 30 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 30 March to Madame du Deffand
1773 31 March from Madame du Deffand
1773 April to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 02 April to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 ca 2 April* to Lady Orford
1773 ca 2 April* to Lady Orford
1773 03 April to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 April* from Sir Horace Mann
1773 ca 5 April to George Selwyn View Original Letter
1773 07 April to Rev. William Cole
1773 ca 7 April* from Madame du Deffand
1773 09 April to Sir Horace Mann
1773 13 April to Madame du Deffand
1773 16 April from Rev. William Cole
1773 21 April to Sir Horace Mann
1773 21 April from Madame du Deffand
1773 24 April from Rev. William Cole
1773 24 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 27 April to Rev. William Cole
1773 27 April to Sir Horace Mann
1773 27 April to Madame du Deffand
1773 May* [2] from Lady Orford
1773 01 May from Lord Hertford
1773 01 May to Sir Horace Mann
1773 02 May from Madame du Deffand
1773 03 May from Rev. William Cole
1773 04 May to Rev. William Cole
1773 04 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 07 May from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 ca 7 May* from Madame du Deffand
1773 09 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 12 May to Madame du Deffand
1773 13 May from Mrs Robert Wood
1773 13 May from Rev. William Cole
1773 13 May to Sir Horace Mann
1773 15 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 15 May to William Mason
1773 16 May to Mrs Robert Wood
1773 17 May from Mrs Robert Wood
1773 17 May to Thomas Pennant View Original Letter
1773 18 May to Madame du Deffand
1772 19 May* from Sir Horace Mann
1773 ca 19 May to Sir Horace Mann
1773 23 May from Madame du Deffand
1772 24 May* to Sir Horace Mann
1773 25 May to Thomas Pennant View Original Letter
1773 26 May† from Lord Hertford
1773 27 May to Mrs Robert Wood View Original Letter
1773 28 May* to The Duchess of Gloucester
1773 28 May from Madame du Deffand
1773 28 May to Madame du Deffand
1773 29 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 29 May to Rev. William Cole
1773 01 June from Madame du Deffand
1773 04 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 4 June* from Lady Mary Coke
1773 4 June* to Lady Mary Coke
1773 06 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 08 June to Sir Horace Mann
1773 ca 8 June to Madame du Deffand
1773 11 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 12 June from Madame du Deffand
1773 13 June from Rev. William Cole
1773 13 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 15 June to Sir Horace Mann
1773 15 June to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 16 June from Madame du Deffand
1773 19 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 20 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 20 June from Madame du Deffand
1773 21 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 21 June† from Lord Hertford
1773 ca 22 June* to Madame du Deffand
1773 26 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 27 June from Madame du Deffand
1773 28 June to William Mason
1773 28 June from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 30 June from Madame du Deffand
1773 01 July to Madame du Deffand
1773 1 July† to The Hon. Thomas Walpole View Original Letter
1773 01 July to Sir Horace Mann
1773 ca July* from Sir William Hamilton
1773 05 July to William Mason
1773 06 July to Dr. John Berkenhout
1773 7 July† to Lord Ossory
1773 07 July from Madame du Deffand
1773 13 July from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 13 July to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 14 July from Madame du Deffand
1773 16 July from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 17 July to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 ca 20 July* to Madame du Deffand
1773 July 2 letters* from The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 23 July to Sir Horace Mann
1773 25 July from Madame du Deffand
1773 27 July from Madame du Deffand
1773 27 July to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 29 July from David Garrick
1773 29 July to William Mason
1773 August* from Lady Orford
1773 01 August from Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 3 Aug. to Madame du Deffand
1773 03 August to Sir Horace Mann
1773 08 August from Madame du Deffand
1773 09 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 10 August to Lord Hardwicke
1773 ca 10 Aug.* to Madame du Deffand
1773 10 August to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 10 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 11 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 13 August to Sir William Hamilton
1773 ca 13 Aug. to Madame du Deffand
1773 13 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 14 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 15 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 15 August from Madame du Deffand
1773 17 August to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 24 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 24 August to Lord Townshend View Original Letter
1773 25 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 29 August to Sir Horace Mann
1773 30 August to Henry Seymour Conway
1773 ca 31 Aug.* to Madame du Deffand
1773 01 September to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 02 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 03 September to William Mason
1773 4 September† to The Hon. Thomas Walpole View Original Letter
1773 05 September from Madame du Deffand
1773 07 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 09 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 ca 11 September† from The Hon. Thomas Walple View Original Letter
1773 11 September to Madame du Deffand
1773 12 September from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 17 September to William Mason
1773 19 September to Madame du Deffand
1773 20 September from Madame du Deffand
1773 20 September to Sir Horace Mann
1773 21 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 23 September to Thomas Somersby View Original Letter
1773 24 September to The Earl of Strafford
1773 24 September to Benjamin Ibbot
1773 26 September from Madame du Deffand
1773 28 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 01 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 03 October to Lady Ailesbury
1773 03 October from Madame du Deffand
1773 04 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 ca 5 Oct. to Madame du Deffand
1773 07 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 07 October to Dr William Hunter
1773 09 October from Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 12 Oct.* from Lady George Lennox
1773 12 Oct.† to Lord Ossory View Original Letter
1773 14 October to Lady George Lennox
1773 mid-Oct. to Lord Hardwicke
1773 ca 15 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1773 17 October from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 24 October from Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 26 Oct. to Madame du Deffand
1773 26 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 30 October to Madame du Deffand
1773 01 November from Madame du Deffand
1772 ca Nov.* from Sir Horace Mann
1773 02 November from Madame du Deffand
1773 4 November* to Lady Orford
1773 04 November to Sir Horace Mann
1773 04 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 ?Jan. to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 07 November from Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 9 Nov.* to Madame du Deffand
1773 09 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 13 November from Madame du Deffand
1773 15 Nov.* to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 15 November to The Earl of Strafford
1773 17 November from Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 18 Nov. to Madame du Deffand
1773 18 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 18 November to Benjamin Ibbot
1773 19 November to William Mason
1773 22 November from Madame du Deffand
1773 23 November from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 24 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 27 November to Richard Stonhewer View Original Letter
1773 27 November to William Mason
1773 28 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 28 November from Madame du Deffand
1773 28 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 30 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 ca 30 Nov.* to Madame du Deffand
1773 01 December to William Mason
1773 Dec.* from The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 03 December from William Mason View Original Letter
1773 05 December from Madame du Deffand
1773 ca 6 Dec. to Madame du Deffand
1773 06 December to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1773 08 December to William Mason
1773 ca 11 Dec.* from William Mason
1773 11 Dec.* from Sir Horace Mann
1773 ca 12 Dec. from Madame du Deffand
1773 14 December to Madame du Deffand
1773 14 December to William Mason
1773 14 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 14 December to Sir David Dalrymple View Original Letter
1773 18 December from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 19 December from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 ca 19 Dec. from Madame du Deffand
1773 20 December to Lady Temple
1773 ca 21 Dec. to Madame du Deffand
1773 21 December to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1773 22 December to Sir Horace Mann
1773 25 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 28 December to Lady Anne Fitzpatrick
1773 28 December to Madame du Deffand
1773 29 December from Madame du Deffand
1773 30 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1773 30 December to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter

 

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