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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  
ca 1778 to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 1 Jan† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 to Sir William Musgrave
1778 ca Spring from George Hardinge
ca 1778 from George Hardinge
1778 n.d.* from The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 n.d.* to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 n.d. bis to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 03 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 04 January to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 06 January from Madame du Deffand
1778 07 January to Madame du Deffand
1778 08 January from Madame du Deffand
1778 08 January to Lord Ossory
1778 12 January to Madame du Deffand
1778 12 January from Madame du Deffand
1778 17 Jan.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 17 January to William Mason
1778 19 January from Madame du Deffand
1778 20 January from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 21 January from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 23 Jan.* to Madame du Deffand
1778 24 January to William Mason
1778 27 January to Charles Rogers
1778 28 January from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 31 Jan.* from The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 ca 31 Jan.* to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 01 February from Madame du Deffand
1778 03 February from Madame du Deffand
1778 04 February to William Mason
1778 04 February to The Earl of Strafford
1778 06 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 06 February from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 07 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 08 February from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 08 February from Madame du Deffand
1778 09 February from Lord North
1778 10 February from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 11 Feb.* to Madame du Deffand
1778 11 February to Lord North
1778 11 February to Sir Edward Walpole
1778 12 February to William Mason
1778 12 February from Madame du Deffand
1778 13 February to Edward Jerningham
1778 ? Feb.* from Madame du Deffand
1778 18 February to William Mason
1778 18 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 22 February from Madame du Deffand
1778 23 February from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 24 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 28 February to Madame du Deffand
1778 01 March from Madame du Deffand
1778 02 March to George Colman View Original Letter
1778 04 March from Madame du Deffand
1778 04 March to William Mason
1778 05 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 08 March from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 9 March* to William Mason
1778 13 March from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 14 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 15 March from Madame du Deffand
1778 16 March to William Mason
1778 17 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 18 March from Madame du Deffand
1778 21 March from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 22 March from Madame du Deffand
1778 26 March to William Mason
1778 ca 27 March* to Sir Edward Walpole
1778 ca 27 March* to George, 4th Earl of Cholmondeley
1778 ca 27 March* to Horatio, 2nd Lord Walpole of Wolterton
1778 ca 27 March* from Lord Hertford
1778 ca 27 March* to Lord Hertford
1778 27 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 29 March from Rev. William Cole
1778 29 March from Madame du Deffand
1778 31 March to Madame du Deffand
1778 31 March to Rev. William Cole
1778 31 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 05 April from Madame du Deffand
1778 05 April to Lord Hertford
1778 ca 7 April* to Madame du Deffand
1778 08 April from Madame du Deffand
1778 08 April to William Mason
1778 09 April to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 12 April from Madame du Deffand
1778 14 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 15 April from Madame du Deffand
1778 16 April from Rev. William Cole
1778 16 April to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 18 April to William Mason
1778 April to William Mason View Original Letter
1778 23 April to Rev. William Cole
1778 23 April to Charles Bedford
1778 28 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1776 ?May to Edward Gibbon
1778 ca 5 May* to Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 6 May* to The Duchess of Gloucester
1778 ca 6 May* from The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 06 May to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 ca 8 May* from The Duchess of Gloucester
1778 09 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 10 May to The Duchess of Gloucester View Original Letter
1778 10 May from Rev. William Cole
1778 10 May from Madame du Deffand
1778 12 May to William Mason
1778 15 May to William Mason
1778 17 May† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 19 May† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 21 May to Rev. William Cole
1778 22 May to Madame du Deffand
1778 23 May to William Bewley
1778 23 May from Rev. William Cole
1778 24 May from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 24 May from Madame du Deffand
1778 26 May to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 28 May from Rev. William Cole
1778 28 May to Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 28 May* to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 30 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 31 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 31 May to William Mason
1778 31 May† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 31 May from Madame du Deffand
1778 June* from Lady Ailesbury
1778 03 June to Rev. William Cole
1778 3 June† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 04 June to Madame du Deffand
1778 07 June from Madame du Deffand
1778 07 June from Rev. William Cole
1778 9 June† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 10 June from Madame du Deffand
1778 10 June to Rev. William Cole
1778 14 June from Rev. William Cole
1778 14 June to Madame du Deffand
1778 16 June to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 17 June from Madame du Deffand
1778 20 June from Michael Lort
1778 21 June from Madame du Deffand
1778 22 June to Madame du Deffand
1778 23 June† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 23 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 25 June* to Lady Ailesbury View Original Letter
1778 26 June to William Mason
1778 27 June† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 28 June from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 30 June* to Madame du Deffand
1778 July* to Lord Hertford
1778 01 July from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 02 July from Rev. William Cole
1778 2 July* to The Earl of Strafford
1778 04 July from Rev. William Cole
1778 04 July to William Mason
1778 05 July from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 7 July* to Madame du Deffand
1778 7 July† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 07 July from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 07 July to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 08 July to Henry Seymour Conway
1778 ca 8 July* to Lord Hertford
1778 8 July† from Lord Hertford
1778 10 July† from Lord Hertford
1778 12 July† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 12 July from Madame du Deffand
1778 12 July to Rev. William Cole
1778 13 July to Madame du Deffand
1778 16 July to William Mason
1778 18 July to William Mason
1778 18 July from Horatio, 2nd Lord Walpole of Wolterton
1778 18 July to Henry Seymour Conway
1778 ?19 July† from Lord Hertford
1778 19 July from Rev. William Cole
1778 19 July from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 20 July from Michael Lort
1778 22 July to Charles Bedford
1778 22 July† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 22 July from Madame du Deffand
1778 24 July to William Mason
1778 24 July to Rev. William Cole
1778 29 July from Michael Lort
1778 29 July from Madame du Deffand
1778 01 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 02 August from Madame du Deffand
1778 4 Aug.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 04 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 04 August from Rev. William Cole
1778 7 Aug.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 09 August from Madame du Deffand
1778 10 August to William Mason
1778 11 Aug.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 ca 11 Aug.* to Madame du Deffand
1778 14 August from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 15 August to Rev. William Cole
1778 16 August from Madame du Deffand
1778 17 August from John Simco
1778 17 August from Rev. William Cole
1778 ca 19 Aug.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1778 ca 20 Aug.* to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 21 August to Henry Seymour Conway
1778 22 August to Rev. William Cole
1778 ca 22 Aug. from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 22 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 23 August from Madame du Deffand
1778 25 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 ca 25 Aug. from William Mason View Original Letter
1778 25 August to William Mason
1778 ca 27 Aug.* to Lord Hertford
1778 28 August to William Mason
1778 29 August from Rev. William Cole
1778 29 Aug.† from Lord Hertford
1778 29 Aug.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 30 August from Madame du Deffand
1778 01 September to Rev. William Cole
1778 Sept.* from The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 03 September from Rev. William Cole
1778 03 September from Michael Lort
1778 ca 4 Sept.* to Lord Hertford
1778 6 Sept.† from Lord Hertford
1778 6 Sept.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 06 September from Madame du Deffand
1778 10 September to Rev. William Cole
1778 13 September from Madame du Deffand
1778 15 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 16 Sept.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 17 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 17 September to William Mason
1778 17 September to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 20 September from Madame du Deffand
1778 27 September from Madame du Deffand
1778 27 Sept.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 27 September to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 ca 29 Sept.* to Madame du Deffand
1778 ca Oct.* from Lord Hertford
1778 October* from The Hon. Thomas Walple
1778 01 October from George, 3d Earl of Orford View Original Letter
1778 2 Oct.* from Lord Hertford
1778 05 October to George, 3d Earl of Orford View Original Letter
1778 ca 6 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1778 07 October from Madame du Deffand
1778 07 October from William Mason
1778 ca 8 Oct.* from The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 08 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 09 October to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1778 9 Oct.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 10 Oct.* from Lord Hertford
1778 11 October to William Mason
1778 12 October from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca 13 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1778 14 October to Rev. William Cole View Original Letter
1778 15 October from Madame du Deffand
1778 17 October from Madame du Deffand
1778 18 October from Rev. William Cole
1778 21 Oct.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 23 October to Henry Seymour Conway
1778 24 October from Madame du Deffand
1778 26 October to Rev. William Cole
1778 26 October to The Hon. Thomas Walpole View Original Letter
1778 27 October from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 28 Oct.† to Lady Browne View Original Letter
1778 28 Oct.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 30 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 30 October from Madame du Deffand
1778 ca Nov.* from The Earl of Buchan
1778 01 November from Rev. William Cole
1778 ca 3 Nov.* to Madame du Deffand
1778 04 November to Rev. William Cole
1778 ca 4 Nov.* from Lady Browne
1778 05 November to Lady Browne View Original Letter
1778 08 November from Rev. William Cole
1778 08 November from Madame du Deffand
1778 9 Nov.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 11 November from Madame du Deffand
1778 15 November from Madame du Deffand
1778 16 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 18 November to Lord and Lady Ossory
1778 18 November from Madame du Deffand
1778 20 Nov.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 23 November to Madame du Deffand
1778 24 Nov.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 27 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 29 November from Madame du Deffand
1778 01 December to Madame du Deffand
1778 03 December from Madame du Deffand
1778 5 Dec.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 06 December from Madame du Deffand
1778 08 December from Madame du Deffand
1778 08 December to Charles Rogers
1778 08 December from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1778 10 December from Charles Rogers
1778 10 December to Charles Rogers
1778 12 Dec.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 15 December to Lord Dacre View Original Letter
1778 ca 16 Dec.* from Lady Browne
1778 18 December to Lady Browne View Original Letter
1778 19 Dec.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 19 December to Madame du Deffand
1778 20 December from Madame du Deffand
1778 22 December to Madame du Deffand
1778 24 December to The Earl of Buchan
1778 24 Dec.† to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1778 25 December to Edward Gibbon
1778 27 December to Madame du Deffand
1778 28 December from Madame du Deffand
1778 30 December from Madame du Deffand

 

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