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Hobhouse, Henry: letter (1830)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL431
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hobhouse, Henry: letter (1830)
Date(s): 1830
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Hobhouse | Henry | 1776-1854 | civil servant and archivist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Hobhouse was born near Castle Cary, Somerset, and educated at Eton and at Brasenose College, Oxford. He subsequently studied law and was called to the bar in 1801. Hobhouse became a civil servant, working sucessively as Solicitor to HM Customs, Treasury Solicitor and Permanent Under-Secretary to the Home Department, from which he retired in 1827. In 1826 he had become Keeper of the State Papers, where his main task was superintending the publication of The State Papers of Henry VIII (11 volumes, 1830-1852). The State Papers Office was absorbed by the Public Record Office in 1854, the year of both Hobhouse's death and of the birth of his grandson and namesake, the politician Henry Hobhouse.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Henry Hobhouse of Hadspen [House, Somerset] to [John Russell] the [6th] Duke of Bedford, 12 May 1830. '... in consequence of the existence of a Commission for the publication of State Papers ... it [is] inexpedient to permit copies to be taken of papers falling within the scope of the Commission, until it has been ascertained whether they will be fit for publication under it ... I will inspect the papers of the several Earls of Bedford, of which Your Grace is desirous to possess copies ...'. 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 catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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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