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Russell, John (6th Duke of Bedford): letter (1813)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL144
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Russell, John (6th Duke of Bedford): letter (1813)
Date(s): 1813
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Russell | John | 1766-1839 | 6th Duke of Bedford | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Russell was Whig MP for Tavistock from 1788 until 1802, when he succeeded his elder brother Francis as Duke of Bedford. He had little active interest in politics after becoing a peer, prefering botany and horticulture, but his country house at Woburn was fashionable among the political elite. He was married twice and had 13 children, among them Lord John Russell (1792-1878), afterwards 1st Earl Russell.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Russell of Hamilton Place to [the Earl of Sheffield], 21 May 1813. Accompanying a copy of [George Sinclair's] Account of experiments on the produce and nutritive qualities of different grasses and other plants, instituted by the Duke and conducted with the assistance of Humphrey Davy. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Inserted, with the account that it accompanies, into a volume labelled Tracts, Agriculture, 1795-1813 - classmark: [G.L.] 1793 fol.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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