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Brougham, Henry Peter: letter, 6 Jul 1825, [1857-1904]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL213
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Brougham, Henry Peter: letter, 6 Jul 1825, [1857-1904]
Date(s): 1825, [1857-1904]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Brougham | Henry Peter | 1778-1868 | 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux | statesman x Brougham and Vaux | 1st Baron
Thompson | Sir | Henry | 1820-1904 | Knight | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Peter Brougham was born and educated in Edinburgh and practised as a lawyer in Scotland and England. He served as Whig MP for Camelford (1810-1812), Winchelsea (1815-1830), Knaresborough (1830) and Yorkshire (1830) before receiving a peerage. He was Lord Chancellor from 1830-1834.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henry Peter Brougham to Samuel Medley [here spelled Meadley] of the Stock Exchange, 7 Jul 1825. Arranging a meeting between themselves and Mr J Smith [John Gordon Smith, professor of medical jurisprudence] 'at the Crown & Anchor to set matters agoing'. Autograph, with signature. Endorsed in the hand of Sir Henry Thompson [surgeon, grandson of Medley] with a note stating that the meeting mentioned was 'a conference respecting the scheme for founding a Metropolitan University', [1857-1904].

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:

Purchased from Myers and Co (1956).

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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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