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Greville memoirs

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 771
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Greville memoirs
Date(s): [1887]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 65 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865) was a member of a younger branch of the family of the Earls of Warwick. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, before beginning his career as private secretary to Earl Bathurst. He was Clerk to the Privy Council from 1821 to 1859, where he came into contact with all of the leading politicians of the time. This knowledge informed his diaries, which are recognised as the best contemporary political commentary of the period. Greville's diaries were published with omissions between 1875 and 1887, and a full publication edited by Lytton Strachey and Roger Fulford was made in 1938.


Scope and content/abstract:

Index of passages in the diaries of Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville which were suppressed in the published memoirs. The compiler of this index is unknown, but it was probably undertaken soon after the publication of the last volumes of the incomplete edition of the Memoirs in 1887.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by the Courtauld Institute, via Miss A.L. Wyatt, in 1961.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further material relating to Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville may be found in the British Library, London; the Bodleian Library, Oxford University; Harrowby Manuscripts Trust, Stafford; Woburn Abbey; the Public Record Office, Kew; the Huntington Library, California; West Sussex Record Office; Keele University Library; Durham University Library; and Southampton University Library.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2002

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