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HORNER, Francis, 1778-1817, Politician


Reference code(s): GB 0097 HORNER

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: HORNER, Francis, 1778-1817, Politician

Date(s): 1795-1817

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 9 volumes

Name of creator(s): Horner, Francis, 1778-1817, politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Francis Horner, 1778-1817, studied at Edinburgh, was called to the Scottish Bar in 1800, and joined the English Bar in 1807. He was MP for St Ives in 1806, for Wendover in 1807, and was returned for St Mawes in 1813. As an MP he took part in debates on the Corn Law and slavery in 1813-1815, and proposed a measure to regulate the proceedings of the Irish grand juries in 1816. As chairman of the bullion committee in 1810, he recommended early resumption of cash payments. Francis Horner also translated Euler's Elements of Algebra in 1797 and published Short Account of a late Short Administration in 1807.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence of Francis Horner with individuals including Charles James Fox, Francis Lord Jeffrey, James Loch, Rev Thomas Robert Malthus, Sir John Archibald Murray Lord Murray, and Professor Dugald Stewart; correspondence received by Horner's father and brother after his death; miscellaneous political notes by Francis Horner; and brief letters from John Allen reporting the progress of the illness of Charles James Fox.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

This collection is arranged in eight volumes. Volumes 1-7: Correspondence of Francis Horner and others, are arranged chronologically, as follows:
1. 1795-1802
2. 1803-1805
3. 1806-1808
4. 1809-1810
5. 1811-1813
6. 1814-1815
7. 1816-1817; and letters written to Horner's father, John, and brother, Leonard, after his death, 1817-1840.
Volume 8: Miscellaneous political notes by Francis Horner and brief letters from John Allen reporting the progress of the illness of Charles James Fox.
Addendum: Memoirs of her parents by Mrs F C Byrne.

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Online catalogue and printed handlist available. There is an index of correspondents' names at the end of the printed catalogue.


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Archivist's note: Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on March 27, 2002

Date(s) of descriptions: 27 Mar 2002; revised 7 May 2002

Agricultural prices | Agricultural policy | Agricultural economics
Corn prices | Agricultural statistics | Agricultural economics
Financial policy | Finance
Legal systems | Law | Law
Slavery | Social structure

Personal names
Byrne | Frances Charles | fl 1807-1863 | née Horton | known as Fanny x Horton | Frances Charles
Fox | Charles James | 1749-1806 | statesman
Horner | Francis | 1778-1817 | politician
Horner | John | fl 1778-1829
Horner | Leonard | 1785-1864 | geologist
Jeffrey | Francis | 1773-1850 | Lord Jeffrey | Scottish judge and critic
Loch | James | 1780-1855 | MP and economist
Malthus | Thomas Robert | 1766-1834 | political economist
Murray | Lord | John Archibald | 1779-1859 | Scottish judge
Stewart | Dugald | 1753-1828 | philosopher

Corporate names

Ireland | Western Europe | Europe