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Inventory of the Charles Spencer (3d Earl of Sunderland) Papers, 1704-10
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Spencer (3d Earl of Sunderland) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1704-10
    Creator: Spencer, Charles, 3d Earl of Sunderland
    Extent: 87 pieces
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    A selection from the official papers of Charles Spencer, 3d Earl of Sunderland, British secretary of state during the reign of Queen Anne, purchased from Maggs Brothers in 1926. Largely published in the Archives of New Jersey.


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Spencer (3d Earl of Sunderland) Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Subject matter

    New Jersey and New York
    • A. Political disturbances: Lewis Morris and his "factious party"
    • B. Defenses
    • C. Palatine settlements
    • D. Newfoundland fisheries

    Some important or interesting items

    • 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.
      Date: May 5, 1707
    • Coxe, Daniel. Letter to William Dockwra (?) denouncing Lewis Morris and "that Confederate gang." Burlington, N. J.,
      Date: Jan. 17, 1708/9
    • 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,"
      Date: May 22, 1710.