||Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford : Diary of Proceedings in Parliament
||Harley, Edward, 3rd Earl of Oxford, c. 1699-1755
||16 Apr. 1734–17 Jan. 1751
|Extent and Medium
||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Edward Harley (c. 1699-1755), 3rd Earl of Oxford and Earl of Mortimer, and Baron Harley of Wigmore, was the son of Edward Harley, of Eywood, in Titley, Herefordshire, and Sarah, third daughter of Thomas Foley, of Whitley, Herefordshire. He was educated at Westminster, and Christ Church, Oxford (M.A.; D.C.L., 1737), and succeeded to the peerage on 16 June 1741. He was Tory M.P. for Herefordshire, 1721-1741; High Steward of Hereford, 1746; and Harleian Trustee of the British Museum, from 1753 until his death. Harley died at Bath on 11 April 1755, and was buried at Brampton.
284 folios. The diary comprises two volumes which have been bound into one. The versos are mainly blank. Inside the front cover: '21888 Ph B44.563' (in pencil). There is an index to vol. 1 at fos 139v-142. Fo. i v (vol. 2) has notes in the text hand. Fo. 1: 'from Puttick sale 1849'. Fos i in both volumes have the label '268/2' (19th century).
The volume was previously part of the Phillipps collection, MS 21888. Presented to the Library by Sir Stephen Gaselee in 1935.
Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford : Diary of Proceedings in Parliament, MS Add.6851