Overview of the Collection
Scope and Content
Overview of the Collection
Title: Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1704-1710
Bulk dates: 1706-1710
Collection Number: mssSunderland papers
Sunderland, Charles Spencer, Earl of, 1674-1722.
87 pieces in 3 boxes.
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Abstract: A selection of papers relating to the colonial affairs accumulated by Charles Spencer, 3d Earl of Sunderland, during
his tenure as British secretary of state during the reign of Queen Anne, 1706-1710. Included are papers
from the Board of Trade and colonial administration and legislative bodies, chiefly those of New Jersey and New York, with
a few items from South Carolina, Virginia, and Massachusetts.
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[Identification of item]. Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Purchased from Maggs Bros. 1922-1926.
Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1674-1722), was a British Whig statesman during the reigns of Queen Anne and George
I. From 1706 to 1710, he served as secretary of state for the Southern Department.
Scope and Content
Selection of papers relating to the colonial affairs, accumulated by Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, during his tenure
as secretary of state from 1706 to 1710.
Included are letters, communications, reports, etc. from the Board of Trade and colonial administration and legislative bodies,
chiefly those of New Jersey and New York,
with a few items from South Carolina, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Correspondents include Joseph Dudley, Lewis Morris, Edward
Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, and others.
Included are pieces pertaining to Queen Anne's War, Lewis Morgan's conflict with New Jersey Governor Lord Cornbury, the Palatine
settlements, colonial trade, Newfoundland fisheries, etc.
Some pieces have been published in: Documents relating to the colonial history of the state of New Jersey, [1631-1776] /
ed. by William A. Whitehead, F.W. Ricord [and] W. Nelson (Newark, N.J. : Printed at the Daily journal establishment, 1880-1886).
Some notable items include:
- New Jersey. House of Representatives. Letter in the handwriting of Lewis Morris, signed by Samuel Jannings, addressed to Lord
Sunderland, enclosing sworn
evidences of Lord Cornbury's corrupt practices. 2 pieces. May 5, 1707
- Coxe, Daniel. Letter to William Dockwra (?) denouncing Lewis Morris and "that Confederate gang." Burlington, N. J., January
- Schuyler, Peter, and Schuyler, Abraham. Joint letter to Lord Sunderland written while en route to America following
the visit of the Indian Kings, whom they accompanied to England. Enclosure: letter pledging the loyalty of the Six Nations,
signed by the totems of three Indian Kings.
2 pieces. "From on board Her Majesty's Ship Dragon," May 22, 1710.
Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1661-1723 -- Correspondence.
Dudley, Joseph, 1647-1720 -- Correspondence.
Morris, Lewis, 1671-1746 -- Correspondence.
Sunderland, Charles Spencer, Earl of, 1674-1722 -- Archives.
Great Britain. Board of Trade -- Correspondence.
Great Britain. Secretary of State. Southern Department -- Archives.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- 1689-1714 -- Sources.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1702-1714 -- Sources.
New Jersey -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
New Jersey -- Politics and government -- To 1775 -- Sources.
New York (State) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- To 1775 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Queen Anne's War, 1702-1713 -- Sources.
Government records -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 18th century.
Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1661-1723.
Dudley, Joseph, 1647-1720.
Morris, Lewis, 1671-1746.
Great Britain. Board of Trade.
Great Britain. Secretary of State. Southern Department.