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Proby, John (Lord Carysfoot): letter (1762)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL430
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Proby, John (Lord Carysfoot): letter (1762)
Date(s): 1762
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Proby | John | 1720-1772 | 1st Baron Carysfort | politician


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Proby was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, in 1720. He was educated at Westminster School and Jesus College, Cambridge. He was elected MP for Stamford in 1747 and later served as MP for Huntingdonshire (1754-1768). Proby also held several public offices, including a position as a lord of the Admiralty (1763-1765). Alongside his English political career, he was made Baron Carysfort in the Irish peerage in 1754 and was a member of the Irish privy council. Rumours of mistresses and debts overshadowed Lord Carysfort's later years and he died in France aged 51.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from John Proby of Hill Street to [George Montagu Dunk, Earl of Halifax, then First Lord of the Admiralty], 19 Nov 1762. Seeking an appointment to the board of the Admiralty. Autograph, with signature. Endorsed in another hand: 'Ans. 20 [Nov] 1762'.

Access & Use

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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:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from the British Records Association: BRA 833, 1969.

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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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