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Hume, Joseph: letter (1828)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL61a
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hume, Joseph: letter (1828)
Date(s): 1828
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Hume | Joseph | 1777-1855 | radical and politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Joseph Hume was born in Montrose, Forfarshire in 1777. He studied medicine in Aberdeen and Edinburgh before becoming a surgeon. Employed by the East India Company, he worked as a doctor and intelligence officer in India for several years and later travelled through Europe before settling again in Britain. Hume entered parliament in 1812 as MP for Weymouth and subsequently served as MP for Aberdeen Burghs, Middlesex, Kilkenny and Montrose Burghs. He was very active in the House of Commons and often supported radical causes.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Jospeh Hume of Bryanston Square, [London] to J F Cardew, Esq, 6 Mar 1828. Referring to the preparation of an analysis of returns of sales of half-pay commissions. 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 list 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:
July 2008

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