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Letter [Edward Aldborough, Earl of Stratford letter]

Collection MS-2001-041: Letter [Edward Aldborough, Earl of Stratford letter]


  • Creation: 1798 June 8


Letter written during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 listing rebels to be arrested and possibly executed, discussing military strategy, and including an oath to be taken by rebels.


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Biographical Note

Whig and elected member of British and Irish Parliament. Edward Stratford was the eldest son of John Stratford of Baltinglass. He was a Whig and elected member for Taunton to the British Parliament (1774), but was unseated for bribery and corruption (1775). He later represented Baltinglass in the Irish Parliament. He was elected a member of the Royal Society (1777). He voted in favor of the union with England (1800). Stratford was known as the "Irish Stanhope" for his eccentricity.


.5 Linear Feet (1 container) : 1 leaf

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Lutz Historic Documents (2001).

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This item has been digitized and is available online; a link is in the container list.

Edward Aldborough, Earl of Stratford Letter
1798 June 8
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