Additional Descriptive Data
Historical Manuscript Commission Reports
The Shelburne collection was partially calendared as the Lansdowne Manuscripts by the Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMC) in the Third, Fifth, and Sixth Reports (1872, 1876, and 1877). The Clements Library has volumes 1-99, 101-125, 127-155, 161-168. Volumes 100, 126, and 156-160 are at Shelburne's estate Bowood, while most of the letters in volumes 169-200 (section V "General and Family Correspondence") are in the British Museum. The Shelburne family letters series in this collection was created by the Clements Library. The HMC contains incomplete descriptions for volumes 34-36, 52, 58, 60, 69, 72, 75-76, and 85-88 and does not describe the minutes of the House of Lords.
See Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. London: Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O. 1870.
In addition to this finding aid, the Clements Library has created a detailed Volume Index and a Name Index and Geographical Index. For additional information see the Clements Library card catalog.
- The Third Report (1872): Vols. 1-42, Vols. 101-155.
- The Fifth Report (1876): Vols. 43-88, 34, 35, 161-168, 169-201 (Volumes 169-201 are not in WLCL)
- The Sixth Report (1877): Vols. 89-100 (Volume 100 not in WLCL), 156-160.
- Elorriaga, Miguel, and Ivan de Siscarra. Puerto De Cavite. 1713.
- Jefferys, Thomas. The Island of Hispaniola Called by the French St. Domingo: Subject to France & Spain from the Best Authorities. London: Thomas Jefferys, 1760.
Belle-Isle from Point Somaria to Point Daubourg. 1761.
Sketch of the Action of Hoenover on the 15th and 16th July 1761. . In Shelburne volume 137, page 195.
- Smyth, Hervey. 3d Camp of the Allies: The Enemy Camp at Wert Much Stronger Than Unna. Werth, 1761. In Shelburne volume 37, page 199.
- Holland, Samuel. Plan and Project, for Fortifying the High Commanding Ground at the Church of Deschambeaux as also the Island of Richlieu [sic]. .
- Holland, Samuel. Plan (no. 1) to Explain the Report of the State of Defense of the Fortifications of Quebec. .
- Holland, Samuel. Plan (no. 2) Shewing the Ground Whereon the Citadel is Proposed to be Built: The Ground Lines of the Present Fortifications are Colour'd Yellow, And Those of the Proposed, Red. .
- Holland, Samuel. Plan (no. 3) of the Citadel Compleatly Finished. .
- Holland, Samuel. Plan No. 4 Shewing the Bastion A with its Foundations and Casemates and Bastion B Finish'd with its Ambrazures and Platforms C the Foundations of the Ravelin with two Casemates D for 5 Cannon each to Scour the Ditch and Profiles of the Whole by the Different Lines Pointed Out. .
- Holland, Samuel. Plan (no. 5) Shewing the Half Bastion C with its Foundations and the Rampart towards the River Side, as far as the Loop-hole Wall Beginning at E in Plan (no. 3) With its Casemates and Profils Cut by the Yellow Lines Thro' the Work. .
- Holland, Samuel. Plan No. 6 Shewing the Profils Cut Thro' the Different Works by the Yellow Lines Seen on Plan No. 3. .
- Rownd, James. [Survey of 100 Acres of Land Laid out for Benjamin Cox]. 1762. In Shelburne volume 55, pages 370-371.
Chart of the Straits of Magellan. 1764.
Part of East Falkland and Several Islands Immediately to the North. 1764.
- Pittman, Philip, and William Brasier. A Plan of the Ibberville from the Missisippi to Anatamaha. 1765.
- Pittman, Philip, and William Brasier. A Draught of Massiac Lake, Maurepas, Part of the River Amitt and the River Ibberville: Copy From Lieut Philip Pittman. 1765.
- Pittman, Philip, and William Brasier. Plan of Point Ibberville. 1765.
Cantonment of the Forces in N. America. 1766.
- Debbieg, Hugh. A Plan of York or Chateaux Bay on the Coast of Labrador with all its Contain'd Harbours. .
- Debbieg, Hugh. Plan of the Blockhouse. .
[Map of the Inland Trade of Tripoli]. . In Volume 111.
- Park, Moses. To the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburne, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Southern Department: This Plan of the Colony of Connecticut in North-America is Humbly Dedicated. 1766.
- [Pringle, Robert. A Plan of Toulon. . In Volume 137:110.
- Collet, John. Plan of Johnston Fort at Cape Fear with the Project of one Covert Way With Places of Arms: Survey'd and Designed. 1767.
- Neale, Christopher. Surveyed for James Fulsher 200 Acres Land In Craven County. 1767. In Shelburne Volume 56, page 171.
- Chamberlain, Thomas. Mappa Generalis Totius Imper[ii] Russici. 1768.
- Glas, George. A Chart of the Maderas and Canary Islands from the Draughts and Memoirs of Captn. George Glas: Regulated and Ascertained by Astronomical Observations. London: Printed for Robert Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street, 1775. In Shelburne Volume 86, page 199.
Plan of the Engagement between the Army Under the Command of Lieut. Genl. Sir Eyre Coote, K.B. and the Forces of Hyder Ally 1st July 1781 between Porto-Novo & Cuddalore. 1781. In Shelburne Volume 91.
Plan of the Engagement between the Army under the Command of Lt. Genl. Sir Eyre Coote K.B. and the Forces of Hyder Ally the 27th Sept. near Sholangur. . In Shelburne Volume 91.
Plan of the Engagement between the Army under the Command of Lieut: Genl: Sir Eyre Coote K.B. and the Forces of Hyder Ally on the 27th: of August 1781 near Perambaukum. 1781. In Shelburne Volume 91.
- Baring, Francis. Yucatan And Central America. 1782. In Shelburne Volume 72, page 405.
To the Most Noble Marquis of Lansdowne this Map is Most Humbly Dedicated. [London], 1784. In Shelburne Volume 86, page 94.
- [Daniel]. [The General Character of the Country]. . In Shelburne Volume 99.
- Though not part of the Shelburne accession, the following map was created for Shelburne: Park, Moses. To the Right Honourable the Earl of Shelburne, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Southern Department: This Plan of the Colony of Connecticut in North-America is Humbly Dedicated. 1766.
|May 2, 1737
||Joined the British Army 20th Regiment
||Promoted to colonel and appointed aide-de-camp to King George III
||Elected Member of Parliament for Chipping Wycombe and elected to the Irish Parliament for County Kerry
||Succeeded his father's peerage as Baron Wycombe and at Dublin as 2nd Earl of Shelburne
||President of the Board of Trade
||Married Lady Sophia Carteret
||Secretary of State for the Southern Department
|January 5, 1771
||Lady Sophia Carteret died in childbirth
||Married Lady Louisa Fitzpatrick
|July 1782-March 1783
||First Lord of the Treasury and Prime Minister
||Promoted to Marquis and titled Lord Lansdowne
|August 7, 1789
||Lady Louisa Fitzpatrick died
|May 23, 1803
||Shelburne made his last public speech
|May 7, 1805
Many of the Shelburne maps are housed in the Clements Library Map Division. See below for a list of maps in the collection.
- The Henry Clinton papers: November 27-30, 1781
- The Thomas Gage papers:
- American Series: September 13, 1766; December 11, 1766 (enclosed in April 18, 1768 and December 13, 1770); November 14, 1767
- English Series: August 9, 1766-January 5, 1768 (15 items); January 5, 1768 (enclosed in March 12, 1768)
- The John Lee papers: April 15, 1782
- The Viscounts Melville papers: July 11, 1782
- The Henry Strachey papers: October 20, 1782
- The George Townshend papers: November 12 and December 19, 1767; January 16, March 14, May 7, 1768; November 7, 1782; January 30, 1786
- The Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney papers: May 21, 1782 (draft and letter); May 25, 1782; July 29-September 26, 1782 (11 items); [November 15, 1782]; July 1786
- The Benjamin and William Oliver Vaughan papers
- The Viscounts Melville papers: ; December 21, 1849 (enclosed in June 6, 1885); undated
- The John Russell papers: December 15, 1835; January 14, 1836; 1846 (3 items); undated (2 items)
For other books and printed items related to Shelburne, search for the subject "Lansdowne, William Petty,--Marquis of,--1737-1805" in the Library's online catalog.
- Painting: Mosnier, Jean Laurent. Lord Shelburne. 1790.
- 1: Sayers, James. Earl of Shelburne. Charles Bretherton, May 14, 1782. British Museum Number 6062.
- 2: From Joshua Reynolds, Earl of Shelburne. London: Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East, 1832.
Aiton, Arthur Scott, and William Petty Lansdowne. The Asiento Treaty As Reflected In the Papers of Lord Shelburne. Baltimore and Washington: Hispanic American Historical Review, 1928.
Alvord, Clarence Walworth. "The Shelburne manuscripts in America." In Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research. London, 1924.
Cannon, John. "Petty, William, second earl of Shelburne and first marquess of Lansdowne (1737--1805)." In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Fitzmaurice, Edmond George Petty-Fitzmaurice. Life of William Earl of Shelburne Afterwards first Marquess of Lansdowne: With Extracts from his Papers and Correspondence. (Second and revised edition) [Extra-illustrated]. London: Macmillan and co., 1912.
Lansdowne, William Petty. Lord Shelburne, the Bowood Circle, and the American Revolution.: Letters to Lord Shelburne 1776-1789. Oxford: University Press, 1976.
O'Bryen, D. A Defense of the Right Honorable the Earl of Shelburne, from the Reproaches of his Numerous Enemies ... London: for J. Stockdale, 1782.
Papers of British Cabinet Ministers, 1782-1900. London: H.M.S.O., 1982.