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Huskisson, William: letter (1825)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL62
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Huskisson, William: letter (1825)
Date(s): 1825
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Huskisson | William | 1770-1830 | statesman


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Huskisson was born in Worcestershire in 1770. He was brought up in England, and in Paris, where he lived from 1783-1792, witnessing the early part of the French Revolution. On his return to Britain he was employed at the Home Office before entering parliament in 1796 as MP for Morpeth; he subsequently served as MP for Liskeard, Harwich, Chichester and Liverpool, and was a cabinet minister several times. Huskisson was known during his lifetime for his interest in trade and commercial policy, but is now most often remembered for the manner of his death. His left leg was crushed by Stephenson's 'Rocket' train during the first day of service on the new Liverpool and Manchester Railway and he died of his injuries a few hours later, the first person to be fatally injured in a railway accident.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Huskisson of Eastham, [Worcestershire] to [? Charles] Grant [? afterwards Baron Glenelg], 9 Dec 1825. Referring to 'our commerical Convention with the Hans Towns'. 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:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the Royal Insitution to mark the centenary of the University of London, Jul 1936.

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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:
Aug 2008

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