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Grey, Henry George (Earl Grey): letters

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL184
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Grey, Henry George (Earl Grey): letters
Date(s): 1855
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 3 items (7 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Grey | Henry George | 1802-1894 | 3rd Earl Grey | statesman x Grey | 3rd Earl


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry George Grey was born in Northumberland and educated privately and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He first entered parliament in 1826 and was successively MP for Winchelsea (Sussex), Higham Ferrers (Northamptonshire), Northumberland, and Sunderland. On his father's death in 1845, he entered the House of Lords as Earl Grey. He served as colonial secretary from 1846 until 1852. Grey was known as a supporter of free trade and continued to take a strong interest in British and colonial public affairs after leaving office. His nephew Albert succeded him as Earl Grey on his death in 1894.


Scope and content/abstract:

3 letters from Henry George Grey (3rd Earl Grey) of Howick, [Northumberland] to J L Ricardo MP, 16 Jun-4 Jul 1855. Dealing mainly with a free trade agreement between Barbados and Canada, and a proposed loan to Turkey. Autograph, with signature. With 1 envelope.

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:

Bought from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 1954.

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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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