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 (‡).


1725   
1733   1734   1735   1736   1737   1738   1739   
1740   1741   1742   1743   1744   1745   1746   1747   1748   1749   
1750   1751   1752   1753   1754   1755   1756   1757   1758   1759   
1760   1761   1762   1763   1764   1765   1766   1767   1768   1769   
1770   1771   1772   1773   1774   1775   1776   1777   1778   1779   
1780   1781   1782   1783   1784   1785   1786   1787   1788   1789   
1790   1791   1792   1793   1794   1795   1796   1797   
no date   
 

Document Date Correspondent  
?1776 to Elizabeth Ryves View Original Letter
1776 03 January from Madame du Deffand
1776 09 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 10 January from Madame du Deffand
1776 13 January from Madame du Deffand
1776 13 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 14 January to Madame du Deffand
1776 16 January from Madame du Deffand
1776 17 January† from The Duke of Gloucester
1776 19 Jan.† from Lord Hertford
1776 22 Jan.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 23 January to Madame du Deffand
1776 23 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 24 January from Madame du Deffand
1776 25 January to Madame du Deffand
1776 26 January to Rev. William Cole
1776 27 January from Prince de Beauvau View Original Letter
1776 28 January to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 28 Jan. from Lady Albemarle
1776 30 January from Rev. William Cole
1776 01 February from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 1 Feb.* from William Mason
1776 05 February from Madame du Deffand
1776 06 February to William Mason
1776 ca 9 Feb.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 10 February from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 10 Feb.* to Lady Hertford
1776 ?10 Feb.† from Lady Hertford
1776 ca 12 Feb. to Edward Gibbon
1776 14 February to Edward Gibbon View Original Letter
1776 ca 14 Feb.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 15 February from William Mason
1776 15 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 16 February from Madame du Deffand
1776 17 February to Lady Craven
1776 17 February from Lady Craven View Original Letter
1776 18 February to Sir William Hamilton View Original Letter
1776 18 February to William Mason View Original Letter
1776 18 February to Comte de Guines
1776 21 February from Madame du Deffand
1776 25 February from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 26 Feb.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 27 Feb.† to Sir David Dalrymple
1776 29 February to William Mason
1776 ca 1 March* to Madame du Deffand
1776 ca March* from The Duchess of Gloucester
1776 01 March to Rev. William Cole
1776 02 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 03 March from Madame du Deffand
1776 04 March from Madame du Deffand
1776 06 March from Comte de Creutz
1776 ca 7 March* from William Mason
1776 09 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 10 March from Madame du Deffand
1776 11 March to William Mason
1776 ca 12 March* to Madame du Deffand
1776 17 March from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 19 March* to Madame du Deffand
1776 21 March from Madame du Deffand
1776 22 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 25 March from William Mason View Original Letter
1776 26 March to Madame du Deffand
1776 26 March from Rev. William Cole
1776 27 March from Madame du Deffand
1776 31 March from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 1 April* to Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 1 April* to William Mason
1776 ca 2 April to Contessa di Viry
1776 02 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 ca 2 April* to Madame du Deffand
1776 03 April from Madame du Deffand
1776 04 April to Dr Richard Gem
1776 ca 4 April* from William Mason
1776 07 April from Madame du Deffand
1776 08 April from Madame du Deffand
1776 08 April to William Mason
1776 10 April from William Mason View Original Letter
1776 13 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 14 April to William Mason
1776 16 April to Rev. William Cole
1776 17 April to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 19 April from Madame du Deffand
1776 20 April to William Mason
1776 21 April to William Mason
1776 23 April to William Mason
1776 24 April to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 24 April from Madame du Deffand
1776 27 April from Madame du Deffand
1776 01 May from William Mason View Original Letter
1776 ca May* to George Hardinge
1776 04 May to William Mason
1776 04 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 05 May from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 9 May* from William Mason
1776 12 May from Madame du Deffand
1776 14 May to William Mason
1776 14 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 15 May from Madame du Deffand
1776 17 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 19 May from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 20 May* to Madame du Deffand
1776 20 May from George Hardinge
1776 20 May to William Mason
1776 ca 28 May* from Madame du Deffand
1776 25 May from Lady Charlotte Maria Waldegrave (Lady Euston) View Original Letter
1776 27 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 ca 28 May to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1776 28 May from William Mason View Original Letter
1776 28 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 ca 29 May* to Madame du Deffand
1776 29 May to Madame du Deffand
1776 30 May from Rev. William Cole
1776 01 June to Rev. William Cole
1776 ca 1 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 03 June from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca June 4* to Madame du Deffand
1776 04 June from George Hardinge
1776 05 June to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 05 June from Madame du Deffand
1776 07 June from William Mason View Original Letter
1776 08 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 09 June from Madame du Deffand
1776 09 June from Rev. William Cole
1776 10 June to Madame du Deffand
1776 11 June to Rev. William Cole
1776 11 June from Michael Lort
1776 18 June to Madame du Deffand
1776 18 June from Madame du Deffand
1776 18 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 20 June from Madame du Deffand
1776 20 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 23 June from Madame du Deffand
1776 23 June to Count Ivan Ivanovich Shuvaloc
1776 25 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 ca 28 June* from Henry Seymour Conway
1776 30 June to Henry Seymour Conway
1776 30 June from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca July* to George Hardinge
1776 ca July from George Hardinge
1776 ca July 2 to Madame du Deffand
1776 05 July to ?James Bindley
1776 07 July from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 10 July* to Madame du Deffand
1776 10 July from Michael Lort
1776 10 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 12 July* to Sir Horace Mann
1776 13 July from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 13 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 14 July from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 15 July* to Madame du Deffand
1776 15 July† from Lord Hertford
1776 ca 16 July* from Henry Seymour Conway
1776 16 July to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 17 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 17 July from Rev. William Cole
1776 ca 18 July* to Lord Hertford
1776 ? 18 July from Madame du Deffand
1776 20 July from Madame du Deffand
1776 20 July† from Lord Hertford
1776 23 July to Rev. William Cole
1776 24 July to Rev. William Cole
1776 28 July from Rev. William Cole
1776 28 July from Madame du Deffand
1776 01 August from Michael Lort
n.d. [?1776]† from William Mason
1776 ca Aug.* to George Hardinge
1776 ?3 Aug.† from Lord Hertford
1776 04 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 04 August from Madame du Deffand
1776 06 August from Michael Lort
1776 07 August from Michael Lort
1776 11 August from Madame du Deffand
1776 11 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 13 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 15 Aug.† from Lord Hertford
1776 15 or 16 Aug.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1776 15 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 18 August from Madame du Deffand
1776 19 August to Rev. William Cole
1776 20 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 22 August from Lady Ailesbury View Original Letter
1776 22 August from Rev. William Cole
1776 22 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 ca 22 Aug.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 22 August from Madame du Deffand
1776 24 Aug.† from Lady Hertford
1776 24 Aug.* to Lady Hertford
1776 24 Aug. bis† from Lady Hertford
1776 26 August from Madame du Deffand
1776 01 September from Madame du Deffand
1776 September* to The Duchess of Gloucester
1776 2 Sept.† from Lady Hertford
1776 07 September from Madame du Deffand
1776 07 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 09 September to Rev. William Cole
1776 15 September from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 17 Sept.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 17 September from Madame du Deffand
1776 17 September to William Mason
1776 18 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 19 September from Rev. William Cole
1776 20 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 22 September to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 22 September from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 24 Sept.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 29 September to Madame du Deffand
1776 29 September from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 3 Oct.* to Lady Hertford
1776 3 Oct.† from Lady Hertford
1776 ca 5 Oct.* from William Mason
1776 07 October to Madame du Deffand
1776 07 October from Madame du Deffand
1776 08 October to William Mason
1776 09 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 12 October from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 12 Oct. bis from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 13 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 13 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 13 October from Madame du Deffand
1776 19 October from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 20 October from Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 22 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 23 October from Madame du Deffand
1776 27 October from Madame du Deffand
1776 29 October to Madame du Deffand
1776 ca 29 Oct.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1776 31 October to Henry Seymour Conway
1776 31 Oct.† from Lord Hertford
1776 ca 31 Oct.* to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 ?Nov. to William Mason
1776 01 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 01 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 ca Nov.-Dec. from George Hardinge
1776 02 November to The Earl of Strafford
1776 03 November from Madame du Deffand
1776 09 November to James Bindley
1776 11 Nov.* to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 ? Nov.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 13 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 16 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 ca 19 Nov.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 24 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 26 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 27 November from Madame du Deffand
1776 01 December from Madame du Deffand
1776 01 December to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 03 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 09 December to Rev. William Cole
1776 09 December from Madame du Deffand
1776 09 December to George Allan View Original Letter
1776 ca 13 Dec.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 15 December from Rev. William Cole
1776 17 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 ca 17 Dec.* to Madame du Deffand
1776 18 December from Madame du Deffand
1776 20 December to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 22 December from Madame du Deffand
1776 23 December to Madame du Deffand
1776 23 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1776 28 December to George Colman
1776 29 December from Madame du Deffand
1776 31 December from Madame du Deffand
before 1777 from Duchess of Queensberry

 

Back to top