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Russell, John (1st Earl Russell): letter (1847)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL105
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Russell, John (1st Earl Russell): letter (1847)
Date(s): 1847
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet and 1 envelope
Name of creator(s): Russell | John | 1792-1878 | 1st Earl Russell | statesman


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lord John Russell was the third son of Lord John Russell (afterwards 6th Duke of Bedford) and his first wife Georgiana (nee Byng). He was born in Westminster and educated at Westminster School and the University of Edinburgh. In 1813 he entered Parliament as a Whig and was instrumental in carrying through the Reform Act (1832). He served in several cabinet posts and was Prime Minister twice (1846-1852, 1865-1866), the second time from the House of Lords, having been granted a peerage as Earl Russell in 1861. The philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was his grandson.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Russell to [William] Wyon, Esq, Her Majesty's Mint, 2 Dec 1847. 'Sir, I quite approve of the sketch for the 'florin' - Sir Charles Wood may as well see it before it is finally decided. Yr. Obed. Servt. J. Russell'. Autograph, with signature. With the original envelope and seal.

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:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inside a copy of John Phipps's A guide to the commerce of Bengal - classmark: [G.L.] 1823.

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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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