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George Hastings Letter

Identifier: SC 01322

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written by Lord George Hastings (later the Earl of Huntingdon) addressed to an unnamed Lord, offering congratulations on the honor with which the King had awarded his service, and asking for a recommendation to the King. The letter was written in Vienna, Austria. Also included are two pages of research from the donor, including evidence that the recipient of the letter was Arnold van Keppel, Earl of Albemarle.


  • Creation: 1701 May 6

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon, was the son of Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon. He succeded his father in 1701 and died of fever in February 1705. From 1702-1703, he was the Colonel of the Huntingdon's Regiment.


0.01 Linear Foot

Acquisition Information:

Mss. Acc. 2014.200 was received by Special Collections on 9/2/2014.

Physical Description

22.5 cm x 17.5 cm

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2015.

Guide to the George Hastings Letter
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository