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  
1779 Jan.* from Henry Seymour Conway
1779 03 January to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 03 January to Rev. William Cole
1779 03 January from Rev. William Cole
1779 04 January to Madame du Deffand
1779 05 January to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 06 January from Madame du Deffand
1779 08 January from Madame du Deffand
1779 09 January to Henry Seymour Conway
1779 09 January to Thomas Pennant View Original Letter
1779 11 January from Rev. William Cole
1779 11 January to Rev. Thomas Percy
1779 11 January from Michael Lort
1779 ca 12 Jan.* to Michael Lort
1779 14 January to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 14 January from Madame du Deffand
1779 15 January to Rev. William Cole
1779 16 January from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 18 January from Madame du Deffand
1779 25 January from Madame du Deffand
1779 26 January from Rev. William Cole
1779 28 January to Rev. William Cole
1779 29 January from Rev. William Cole
1779 29 January to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 30 January from Rev. William Cole
1779 31 January from Madame du Deffand
1779 01 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 01 February to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1779 Feb. from William Mason View Original Letter
1779 04 February to Rev. William Cole
1779 06 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 07 February from Rev. William Cole
1779 07 February from Madame du Deffand
1779 09 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 11 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 15 February from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 ca 16 Feb.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 17 February from Madame du Deffand
1779 17 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 18 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 18 February to Rev. William Cole
1779 18 February from Rev. William Cole
1779 ca 20 Feb.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 21 February from Madame du Deffand
1779 23 February to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 25 February to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 ca 28 Feb. from Sir Henry Echlin
1779 28 February from Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 1 March* to Madame du Deffand
1779 02 March from Rev. William Cole
1779 07 March from Madame du Deffand
1779 09 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 12 March to Sir David Dalrymple View Original Letter
1779 13 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 13 March from Madame du Deffand
1779 21 March from Madame du Deffand
1779 22 March to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 28 March to Rev. William Cole
1779 ca 28 March* to Madame du Deffand
1779 28 March from Madame du Deffand
1779 30 March from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 ca 4 April* to Madame du Deffand
1779 05 April from Madame du Deffand
1779 06 April to Thomas Astle
1779 07 April from Rev. William Cole
1779 08 April to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 09 April to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 11 April from Madame du Deffand
1779 12 April from Madame du Deffand
1779 12 April to Rev. William Cole
1779 17 April to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 17 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 17 April to Madame du Deffand
1779 18 April from Madame du Deffand
1779 20 April to Rev. William Cole
1779 20 April from Rev. William Cole
1779 23 April to Rev. William Cole
1779 24 April to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 24 April from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 25 April to Madame du Deffand
1779 25 April from Madame du Deffand
1779 27 April from Rev. William Cole
1779 May* to William Mason View Original Letter
1779 01 May to Madame du Deffand
1779 May† from William Mason
1779 03 May from Madame du Deffand
1779 04 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 06 May to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 8 May† from Lord Hertford
1779 09 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 ca 10 May* to Madame du Deffand
1779 10 May from Madame du Deffand
1779 15 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 17 May from Madame du Deffand
1779 18 May from Michael Lort
1779 ca 20 May* to Michael Lort
1779 21 May to Rev. William Cole
1779 22 May to Henry Seymour Conway
1779 23 May from Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 25 May* to Madame du Deffand
1779 25 May from Rev. William Cole
1779 25 May from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 29 May to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 30 May from Madame du Deffand
1779 31 May to Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 2 June* to Michael Lort
1779 02 June to Rev. William Cole
1779 03 June from Unknown
1779 03 June from Michael Lort
1779 04 June to Michael Lort
1779 05 June to Henry Seymour Conway
1779 ca 6 June* to Madame du Deffand
1779 06 June from Madame du Deffand
1779 09 June from Madame du Deffand
1779 09 June from Rev. William Cole
1779 11 June from Michael Lort
1779 13 June to Madame du Deffand
1779 13 June from Madame du Deffand
1779 15 June from Madame du Deffand
1779 16 June to Henry Seymour Conway
1779 16 June to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 19 June to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 19 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 20 June to Madame du Deffand
1779 20 June from Madame du Deffand
1779 21 June from George Hardinge
1779 22 June from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 22 June to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 27 June from Madame du Deffand
1779 29 June to Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 29 June* to George Hardinge
1779 30 June to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 01 July from George Hardinge
1779 July* to William Mason
1779 3 July* to Henry Seymour Conway
1779 03 July from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 04 July to George Hardinge
1779 04 July to Madame du Deffand
1779 05 July from Madame du Deffand
1779 05 July to George Selwyn
1779 06 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 ca 6 July from George Hardinge
1779 07 July to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 7 July† to George Selwyn
1779 ca 8 July* from Lady Ailesbury
1779 10 July to Lady Ailesbury View Original Letter
1779 11 July to Madame du Deffand
1779 11 July from Madame du Deffand
1779 12 July from Madame du Deffand
1779 12 July to Rev. William Cole
1779 14 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 20 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 20 July† to George Selwyn
1779 20 July to Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 21 July* from Lady Ailesbury
1779 22 July to Madame du Deffand
1779 22 July from Madame du Deffand
1779 23 July to Lady Ailesbury View Original Letter
1779 24 July from Rev. William Cole
1779 24 July from Madame du Deffand
1779 24 July to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 29 July to Madame du Deffand
1779 30 July from Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 31 July* to Lord Hertford
1779 2 Aug.† from Lord Hertford
1779 Aug.-Sept. to Lady Browne
1779 01 August from William Mason View Original Letter
1779 Aug.-Sept.* from Lady Browne
1779 Aug.-Sept. bis to Lady Browne
1779 04 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 ca 6 Aug.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 06 August from Madame du Deffand
1779 07 August to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 07 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 09 August to William Mason
1779 12 August to Madame du Deffand
1779 12 August to Rev. William Cole
1779 17 August from Madame du Deffand
1779 18 August to William Mason
1779 ca 18 Aug.* to Lady Browne
1779 ca 18 Aug.† to Lady Browne
1779 19 August to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 19 August to Madame du Deffand
1779 20 August from Madame du Deffand
1779 21 August from William Mason View Original Letter
1779 ca 22 Aug.* from Lady Browne
1779 22 August to Charles Rogers
1779 23 August to William Mason
1779 23 Aug.† to Lady Browne View Original Letter
1779 26 August to Madame du Deffand
1779 27 August from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 30 August from Madame du Deffand
1779 31 August from Michael Lort
1779 31 August to Lady Browne
1779 ?ca Sept.-Oct. to Lady Browne View Original Letter
1779 ca 1-7 Sept. (two letters)* to Michael Lort
1779 02 September to Madame du Deffand
1779 03 September from Madame du Deffand
1779 3 Sept.† from Lord Hertford
1779 05 September to William Mason
1779 05 September to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 05 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 08 September from Michael Lort
1779 09 September to Madame du Deffand
1779 10 September from Madame du Deffand
1779 11 September to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 11 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 13 September to Henry Seymour Conway
1779 14 September to William Mason
1779 ca 16 Sept.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 16 September to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 18 September from William Mason View Original Letter
1779 18 September from Madame du Deffand
1779 21 Sept.† to George Selwyn
1779 23 September to Madame du Deffand
1779 23 September from Madame du Deffand
1779 24 September to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 25 September from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 28 September to William Mason
1779 ca 30 Sept.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 01 October from Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 1 Oct.* from George Selwyn
1779 Oct. to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1779 4 Oct.† to George Selwyn
1779 ca 7 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 08 October from Madame du Deffand
1779 11 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 14 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 14 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory View Original Letter
1779 ca 14 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 14 October from Madame du Deffand
1779 14 Oct. bis to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 before 14 Oct.* to Lady Ailesbury
1779 16 October from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 21 October to William Mason
1779 ca 21 Oct.* to Madame du Deffand
1779 24 October from Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 26 Oct.* to Lord Hertford
1779 27 Oct.† from Lord Hertford
1779 27 October to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 27 October to Madame du Deffand
1779 28 October to Lady Ailesbury View Original Letter
1779 30 October from Madame du Deffand
1779 30 Oct.† from Lord Hertford
1779 ?Nov. or ?Dec. [?1779]† from Lord Hertford
1779 31 October to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 Nov. to Lady Craven
1779 01 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 04 November to Madame du Deffand
1779 05 November from Madame du Deffand
1779 06 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 10 November to Madame du Deffand
1779 12 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 12 November from William Mason View Original Letter
1779 13 November from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 14 November from Rev. William Cole
1779 14 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 15 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 16 November to William Mason
1779 16 November to Rev. William Cole
1779 18 November to Madame du Deffand
1779 19 November from Madame du Deffand
1779 ca 19 Nov. to William Mason
1779 21 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 21 November to [?Oliver] Tilson View Original Letter
1779 ca 24 Nov., to the younger Mann* to Sir Horace Mann the younger
1779 24 November from Madame du Deffand
1779 26 November to Madame du Deffand
1779 28 November to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 ca 29 Nov. to The Earl and Countess Harcourt
1779 29 November to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 29 November to William Mason
1779 02 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 03 December from Madame du Deffand
1779 06 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 07 December from William Mason View Original Letter
1779 09 December from Madame du Deffand
1779 10 December to Madame du Deffand
1779 10 December from Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 11 December to William Mason
1779 14 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 15 December to Madame du Deffand
1779 20 December from Madame du Deffand
1779 20 December to Sir Horace Mann View Original Letter
1779 23 December from Madame du Deffand
1779 23 December to The Countess of Upper Ossory
1779 24 December to Madame du Deffand
1779 25 Dec.† from Lord Hertford
1779 25 December to William Mason
1779 27 December to Rev. William Cole
1779 28 December from William Mason View Original Letter
1779 30 December from Rev. William Cole
1779 30 December to Madame du Deffand
1779 31 December from William Mason View Original Letter

 

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