Browse Letters


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  
1774 01 January from Madame du Deffand
1774 04 January from William Mason
1774 05 January to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 11 January from Madame du Deffand
1774 11 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 14 January to William Mason View Original Letter
1774 15 January from William Mason View Original Letter
1774 17 January from Madame du Deffand
1774 18 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 19 January to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 19 January to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 21 January to William Mason
1774 24 January to Lord Hardwicke View Original Letter
1774 ca 25 Jan.* to Madame du Deffand
1774 26 January from Madame du Deffand
1774 27 January to The Duchess of Gloucester View Original Letter
1774 29 January from Madame du Deffand
1774 29 January to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 31 January from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 31 Jan.* from Sir William Hamilton
1774 01 February to Lord Hardwicke View Original Letter
1774 ca February [more than one]* from George, 3d Earl of Orford
1774 ca February* [more than one} to Lady Orford
1774 02 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 03 February from William Mason View Original Letter
1774 06 February from Madame du Deffand
1774 09 February from Madame du Deffand
1774 12 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 13 February from Madame du Deffand
1774 14 February to William Mason
1775 ca 15 February* to Lady Orford
1774 19 February to Lady Holland
1774 19 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 19 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 20 February from Madame du Deffand
1774 22 February to Sir William Hamilton View Original Letter
1774 23 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 26 February from Madame du Deffand
1774 26 February to Lady Holland
1774 01 March to Madame du Deffand
?1774 16 Sept. to John Cowslade
1774 03 March from William Mason View Original Letter
1774 ca 5 March* to Madame du Deffand
1774 05 March from Madame du Deffand
1774 06 March to Madame du Deffand
1774 12 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 13 March from Madame du Deffand
1774 14 March from Madame du Deffand
1774 19 March to William Mason
1774 ca 22 March* to Madame du Deffand
1774 23 March to William Mason
1774 27 March from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 28 March* from John Fenn
1774 28 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 29 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 30 March† to John Fenn
1774 03 April from Madame du Deffand
1774 06 April to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 07 April to William Mason
1774 07 April to Madame du Deffand
1774 after 7 April to Mrs Mary Delany View Original Letter
1774 12 April to Madame du Deffand
1774 13 April from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 13 April from William Mason View Original Letter
1774 17 April from Madame du Deffand
1774 17 April to William Mason
1774 23 April from William Mason View Original Letter
1774 23 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 24 April from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 25 April to Madame du Deffand
1774 25 April from Sir Edward Walpole View Original Letter
1774 27 April from Madame du Deffand
1774 30 April from Madame du Deffand
1774 01 May to Madame du Deffand
1774 ca May to William Mason
1774 04 May to Rev. William Cole
1774 08 May from Madame du Deffand
1774 11 May from Madame du Deffand
1774 15 May from Madame du Deffand
1774 15 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 17 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 18 May from Madame du Deffand
1774 19 May from Rev. William Cole
1774 ca 25 May * to Madame du Deffand
1774 28 May to Rev. William Cole
1774 28 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 29 May from Madame du Deffand
1774 31 May to Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 1 June from Madame du Deffand
1774 02 June from Rev. William Cole
1774 05 June from Madame du Deffand
1774 06 June from Madame du Deffand
1774 08 June from Madame du Deffand
1774 08 June to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 13 June to Madame du Deffand
1774 14 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 15 June to Madame du Deffand
1774 17 June from George Hardinge
1774 18 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 19 June to Sir William Hamilton
1774 19 June from Madame du Deffand
1774 22 June from Madame du Deffand
1774 23 June to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 26 June from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 27 June* to Madame du Deffand
1774 July* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 02 July from George Hardinge
1774 03 July from Madame du Deffand
1774 04 July to Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 7 July from George Hardinge
1774 09 July from Madame du Deffand
1774 10 July to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 11 July from George Hardinge
1774 16 July from Sir Edward Walpole View Original Letter
1774 17 July from Madame du Deffand
1774 18 July from Rev. William Cole
1774 19 July to William Mason
1774 ca 19 July to Madame du Deffand
1774 21 July to Rev. William Cole
1774 after 21 July† from Lord Beauchamp
1774 24 July from Madame du Deffand
1774 25 July from Madame du Deffand
1774 25 July from Rev. William Cole
1774 26 July from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 30 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 31 July from Madame du Deffand
1774 03 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 06 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 07 August from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 9 Aug. to Madame du Deffand
1774 09 August from William Mason View Original Letter
1774 10 August to George Selwyn
1774 11 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 14 August from Madame du Deffand
1774 15 August to Rev. William Cole
1774 18 August to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 ca 21 Aug.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 23 August to William Mason
1774 23 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 24 August from Madame du Deffand
1774 29 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 ca 31 Aug.* to Madame du Deffand
1774 01 September from Madame du Deffand
1774 02 September from Madame du Deffand
1774 02 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 04 September from Madame du Deffand
1774 07 September to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 11 September from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 12-13 Sept.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 14 September to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 ca 15 Sept.* from John Fenn
1774 16 September to William Mason
1774 17 September to John Fenn View Original Letter
1774 18 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 20 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 20 September from Madame du Deffand
1774 24 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 26 September to John Craufurd
1774 27 Sept.* to Lady Ailesbury
1774 27 Sept.* to Lord Hertford
1774 27 September to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 28 September to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 ca 28 Sept.* (2 letters) to Madame du Deffand
1774 1 Oct.† from Lord Hertford
1774 1 Oct.† to Lord Hertford
1774 ca October* from George, 4th Earl of Cholmondeley
1774 01 October from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 02 October from William Mason View Original Letter
1774 2 Oct.* to Lord Hertford
1774 02 October to Lord Herford
1774 2 Oct.* from Lady Hertford
1774 2 Oct.* to Lady Hertford
1774 02 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 2 Oct.* to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 Oct. to William Mason
1774 05 October from Rev. William Cole
1774 6 Oct.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 06 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 08 October from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 10 October to Madame du Deffand
1774 10 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 11 October to Rev. William Cole
1774 12 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 15 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 ca 15 Oct.* from Sir Horace Mann
1774 16 October to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 16 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 18 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 20 Oct.* to Lady Ailesbury
1774 ca 20 Oct.* from Lady Ailesbury
1774 22 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 23 Oct.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 23 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 25 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1774 26 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 27 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 28 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 29 October to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 30 October from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 1 Nov.* from Lady Ailesbury
1774 ca 1 Nov.* from Sir Horace Mann
1774 ca 4 Nov. from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 06 November from Madame du Deffand
1774 07 November to Lady Ailesbury
1774 ca 8 Nov.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 ca 10 Nov.* to Madame du Deffand
1774 11 November to The Earl of Strafford
1774 11 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 11 November to Isaac Reed View Original Letter
1774 12 November to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 14 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 ca 15 Nov.* to Lady Ailesbury
1774 15 November from Madame du Deffand
1774 18 November from Rev. William Cole
1774 18 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 ca 19 Nov.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 ca 22 Nov.* to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 22 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 23 November from Lady Ailesbury View Original Letter
1774 23 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1774 24 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 25 November to Madame du Deffand
1774 27 November to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 ?Dec. to George Selwyn
1774 04 December from Madame du Deffand
1774 08 December to Madame du Deffand
1774 11 December from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 13 Dec.* to Madame du Deffand
1774 13 December to Lady Ailesbury
1774 13 December from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 15 December to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 17 December from Madame du Deffand
1774 ca 20 Dec. (several)* from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 20 Dec.* from Sir Horace Mann
1774 23 December to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 23 Dec.* to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 23 December from Madame du Deffand
1774 25 Dec. * from Henry Seymour Conway
1774 ca 25 Dec.* from Lady Ailesbury
1774 ca 25 Dec.* to Lady Mary Coke
1774 26 December to Henry Seymour Conway
1774 26 December to Madame du Deffand View Original Letter
1774 27 December from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1774 29 December from Madame du Deffand
1774 31 December to Henry Seymour Conway

 

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