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Letters from the Hon. Edward Harbord (at Eton) to his father, Lord Suffield [1st Lord] (at Gunton House, Norfolk, and Albemarle Street)

Re school life, Dr Langford, Dame Tyrell, sisters Louisa and 'Kitty' [?Catherine], 'I am well and have not been flogged yet' [Bacon p. 5]; re brother [The Hon. William Assheton Harbord] and wife, Windsor Fair, school life, threatened with a 'tickling [by] Doctor', family and animals; re school life, his 'tickling', now called an 'Etonian', Gunton pike fishing, 'old John Booth', health; re father's coming visit to Eton, arrangements for family; re tutor (Evans), Dr Langford, brother William, her 'Ladyship [being] brought to bed'; re [?subject], drama activities, fellow pupil 'pig Pelham', caricature of Pitt and Fox as pigs, 'poor old Totty' [?], [?subject] [Bacon p. 6]; re his behaviour, Mrs Bishop and cats, Totty, new lodging; re mother's letter, present of game, lodging, tutor, new form, Dr Heath, new rooms finished at Gunton; re his Dame, Kitty, Mrs Blackman, bonfire night and fireworks, holidays; re efforts to 'win remove', breaking-up, Vause, writer's love poetry; re promotion to Upper Remove (4th form), school life, writer flogging boys; re journey via (Thetford) to Eton, horses, worry over robbery; re family illnesses, floods, present of game, gift of hares to Dame, F. Lamb and William Howard, high jumping; re family affairs, studies, school life; safe return 'without being robbed yesterday', soldiers in Hyde park, Vause and floggings; re mumps, 'Montem', arrangements for family; re mumps, food, tutor, comparison of steel and quill pens [Bacon pp. 8-9]; re mumps, 'Montem', arrangements, tutor, recovery from mumps; re 'Montem,' [Bacon p. 10]; re 'Montem' [Bacon p. 11] re father's gout, annoyance with headmaster (Heath),'Montem' arrangements [Bacon p. 11]; re father's gift of watch, family (only ladies) at 'Montem', extra fagging; re dental problems; re shooting of brother (Lord Charles) by Lord Frederick Townshend, tooth, Harbord's brother and his wife; re '[winning of] remove', 'not robbed', busy roads, cricket, 'Mr Townshend's business', watch; re school life, 5th form, cricket, Norfolk floods, swimming lessons, Pelham, Lord Brooke, [William] Howard and brother, tooth, Sir George Chad's visit; re invitation to father to stay, Hinde looking after Harbord, cricket, Pelham, boating, swimming; re Hinde, swimming, cricket match against Westminster, rowing, Evans [Bacon pp.11-12]: re holidays, Eton-Westminster cricket match, tutor's letter to father; re threat of expulsion for Etonians attending cricket match, writer to tell story in chaise, aftermath of boys' actions, looking forward to Gunton fishing, 'old Totty'.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies)

From: Suffield [1st Lord] (Gunton Park) to Harbord (at Lincoln's Inn) re earlier petition of [William] Jacob and [Abbott] Upcher against election of Harbord and Lushington, concern over Yarmouth election expenses, financial problems, ailments, government, family news. 18 May 1807: Edmund Lacon and other signatories (Yarmouth, Norfolk) giving 'Pledge of Support' for Harbord in connection with petition against his election as Yarmouth MP. 19 Jan 1808: Harbord to Suffield [2nd Lord] re likely dissolution of parliament, intention to resign Yarmouth seat. 1 Jan 1811: Suffield re Harbord's resignation. 7 Jan 1811: Harbord's reply (at Gunton Park) re his astonished reaction to brother's letter [on subject of Harbord's speech on Receiver- Generalship], latter misinterpreted it, dismissal of Lord Petre. 21 Jan 1811: Suffield (Gunton Park) re Harbord's intention to resign [Yarmouth seat], Lord Charles Townshend's wish to stand, asks Harbord to re-consider in view of expenses incurred and family interests. 2 Oct 1811 [Bacon p. 45]: Harbord's reply (in wife's hand) re candidacy, considers Suffield family had good return on sums expended, wants political independence from family. 7 Oct 1811 [Bacon pp. 45-6]: Suffield's reply re candidacy and Harbord's attitude to his decision. 13 Oct 1811: re enjoyment of Gunton, entrance alteration, shooting, thanks to Harbord for [anti-poaching device?], approves Harbord's candidacy for Tories. 25 Jan 1818 [Bacon pp. 54-5]; (Gunton) re candidacy and interest expressed in Harbord by [Charles] Harvey and [Henry] Francis. 22 March 1818 [Bacon p. 55]: (at Newmarket, W. Suffolk) re Harbord's speech at County Meeting, very hurt that Harbord has sided with political enemies of self and late father. 2 Nov 1819 [Bacon p. 91]: Harbord's reply (at Richmond, Surrey) confirming own political independence, non-allegiance to Whigs, defence of right to speak out [on Peterloo]. 3 Nov 1819 [Bacon pp. 91-3]: Lord Grosvenor [Robert, 2nd Earl later 1st Marquess of Westminster] (Grosvenor House) to Harbord (Henbury House) re dissolution of parliament, health of George III. 6 Feb; re offer of Shaftesbury [Dorset] seat, 'I think I can venture to offer it you with no expence or trouble than that of presenting yourself there occasionally and making your bow to the electors', description of borough (not 'rotten') and voting rights, candidacy arrangements, mentions [Abraham] Moore and [John] Jones, Lord Rosebery's [4th Earl-Shaftesbury estate owner] role, Grosvenor's name not to be mentioned [seal intact]. 7 Feb; re Shaftesbury candidacy and need for discretion, Blandford [Forum] arrangements, with endorsement by Harbord re conduct of [Henry] Francis and promise of support from Tory if Harbord maintains 'independent principles'. 9 Feb; expressing wholehearted support (secure seat) for Harbord, and also mentions Robert and Thomas [Grosvenor]. 10 Feb 1820.

Stephen Lushington; 1782-1808; civil and ecclesiastical lawyer, politician; Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord, 3rd Lord Suffield

From: J. Sharpe (North Walsham) re crimes and problems caused due to tenant farmers payment of labourers' wages on Sunday mornings. 11 Oct 1821: 1821: A. W. Hall (Southwark, near London) re fund for indemnifying Sir Robert Wilson from consequences of dismissal from Army. 23 Feb: G. Chetwynd MP (Westminster) re Vagrant Bill and Game Laws. 14 March: F. Howard (Ottery St. Mary) re Country Bakers' Act, weight of bread. 8 May: 1822: Robert Peel (Home Office) re Prison Act and Thetford Assizes. 11 Aug [Bacon p. 187]: 1823: Miles Beacon (Mulbarton House, Norfolk) re county reimbursement of man who arrested a turkey thief. 6 Jan: Revd James Browne (North Walsham) to Suffield (Vernon House) requesting support for enclosed petition (not encl.) on 'slavery of British factories'. 9 March [Bacon p.370]: Edward Hull (Liverpool) re Suffield's speech on Pluralities Bill and writer's own analysis of pluralities, state of Church of England, mentions Bishops of Durham and London, Lord Grey, Sir John Newport, writer's tract - 'Institution and abuse of ecclesiastical property', distribution and publishing problems (Murray and Rivington). 12 April; re encl. sermon (not encl.), crime increase, especially local. 13 April: Printed letter by John Dirsley (London) to Suffield re (own) political views and opinions of society (personalised). 11 May: George Washington Busteed (Rotherhithe, Kent) re abolition of slavery, Lord Goderich, colonial authorities' attitude in ignoring British government in treatment of freeborn, lack of religious teaching and education for them, need to notify Lords committee. 16 May: Henry Crosley (Camberwell, Surrey) re employment of slaves, Anti-Slavery Society committee, wants Suffield's patronage for enclosed (1 June) enclosing Crosley's 'Observations on the production of sugar by free labour': Henry Dover (at Christchurch) re [Norfolk] Quarter Sessions (Criminal Court). 20 June: John Baker (Mundesley, Norfolk) to Suffield (Vernon House) re county politics review, Norwich yeomanry committee meeting to choose candidate, mentions E. Lombe, [Richard Hanbury] Gurney, [E.G.] Keppel's letter and expenses problem re E. Norfolk candidacy, Tory opposition expected, need for money, mentions others to be asked - William Beecham (sic) [Beauchamp-Proctor], William [Howe] Windham and William L. Bulwer, excludes [John?] Weyland - unpopular as voted against Reform Bill, worry over Suffield's possible support for Weyland-would 'divide interest' and strengthen 'the old Tory faction'. 24 June; re Weyland, county politics, canvassing in Hundred, Windham, Reform Bill, Tories, confidence concerning Hundreds of Tunstead, Happing and own [North Erpingham?]. 22 July: Revd Edward Edwards (Marsden Parsonage, Huddersfield, Yorks., W. R. ) re achievements at Marsden, seeks offer of vacancy at Middleton [S.E.Lancs] or Aldborough [Norfolk] due to wife's health. 6 July: William Frere (at Malta) re writer's turn as Chairman of Norfolk Sessions postponed, mentions Copeman, Weyland, [Henry] Dover, congratulates Suffield on Norwich Assize Bill, opposition. 27 July: Edward Buller (Dilhorn Hall, Cheadle, Staffs.) requesting support for N. Staffs. candidacy, supports parliamentary reform and present government. 4 Aug: Sir John Peter Boileau (at Tunbridge Wells, Kent [Ketteringham Hall, Norfolk]) re writer's cousin, Edward Buller's candidacy - member of old Whig family, writer's Holkham visit, full employment of local poor, effect of Poor Law administration, worry over young Tory candidate's inexperience (8 Aug) and enclosing Suffield's reply re Gunton visit, Lady Suffield's pregnancy [Emily], illness of Coke and wife. 23 Aug: Edward Cole (Norwich) requesting Suffield's patronage of Norfolk and Norwich National School Society. 8 Aug: C. Bowles (Shaftesbury) re Bill to repeal Acts relating to bribery and corrupt practices in election of MPs-needs speedy implementation, Penrhyn [Edward G.D. Penrhyn-Shaftesbury MP, later Lord Pennant] and opponents' actions, [subject?], public and beer houses evils. 12 Aug: Joseph Brotherton (Salford, near Manchester) re writer's support for candidacy of J.W. Wood with Lord Molyneux for S. Lancs constituency, writer's own candidacy for Salford and support. 16 Aug: T.W. Coke (Holkham Hall) re [?]. 26 Oct; re [?]. (11 Nov) and enclosing Sir James E. Graham (1st Lord of the Admiralty) to Coke re Norfolk Marines Association and Lt. Harmer (Graham's hand and marked 'private'). 9 Nov: sub-bundle:- 1) Suffield to [?] re. O'Reilly's case, House of Lords Slavery Committee, colonial witnesses and perjury, Suffield's evidence [Bacon pp.390-1): 2) re O'Reilly case: 3) R.M. Bacon (Costessey) re O'Reilly's speech; 4) Bacon re O'Reilly: Nov 1832: Peter Clare (Manchester) re letter received from Joseph Brotherton concerning problems over William Burge and Oldham candidacy, Joseph Sturge and letter from James Cropper of Liverpool, George Thompson-to lecture at Oldham, writer's many arrangements and activities in support of abolition - 'Holy Cause', Theophilus Smith [Agent/Steward-Middleton Hall], Oldham votes 'engaged', James Stephen's entering contest. 1 Dec; re meeting with Theophilus Smith, Burge, estimated voting figures for Cobbett and [John] Fielden, B.A. Bright and Burge, Stephen-too late, anti-slavery meeting, George Thompson's speech, Burge and slavery. 4 Dec: Elizabeth Fry (at Northrepps Hall, Norfolk) re enclosed tracts of society for Preventing the Punishment of Death, Report of British Society of Ladies for the Reformation of Female prisoners to Lady Suffield, hopes Lady Suffield will become patron of committee for visiting Wymondham prisoners, her gifts of biblical books to Suffield's children, respect for his views. 21 Dec. 1832 also including 6 other miscellaneous enclosures:- 1-4) Notes re oaths by Suffield: 5) Lord Castlereagh [Viscount, later 2nd Marquess of Londonderry] (Downing Street) to Edward Harbord re letter Harbord also wrote to Huskisson, electioneering, problems of Harbord standing with Lushington as [Yarmouth] candidates, Lushington- 'not a friend to government' (Sec. of State- War and Colonies). 1807 [Bacon p.30]: 6) Marked list of 49 MPs: William Crawford (Southampton) to S. Hoare re American methods of punishing prisoners, crime increase, English prison conditions, Criminal Law reform, capital punishment. 23 June 1832: 2 letters (labelled 'Election Matters' by Suffield) from R.M. Bacon (Costessey) to Suffield (Vernon House) (illegible) 1) dated 17 July 1832 and 2) nd.

Marked 'no. 4 examined and scheduled 1832 by R.M.Bacon'.

Stephen Lushington; 1782-1808; civil and ecclesiastical lawyer, politician; Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Letters to Edward Harbord, 3rd Baron Suffield from Lords Bridgwater and Hardwicke

Numbered six and marked 'used'.
Letters relating to the Great Snoring Inclosure Bill, 1811; William Stokes junior, of Fakenham, re opposition to the Hindolveston, Swanton Novers and Wood Dalling Inclosure Bill, 1811; Arthur Hincley, Stafford, announcing that Edward Harbord hard been appointed Clerk of the Peace, 1812; Richard Goodridge, Richard Bows junior, Joseph Foss Desion, G. Vernon and William Curtis junior re Harbord's yacht the 'Georgiana' and its eventual sale, 1814-6; Robert Buxton, dinner to celebrate Wodehouse's election 1817. Also notes re Yarmouth deep sea fishery and opposition to the British Herring Company. With schedule
Letters addressed to Edward Harbord at various locations, including Uddings House, Ringwood, Hampshire; 57 Davies Street, Berkley Square, London; Albion House, Ramsgate; Park Place, St James's London

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord, 3rd Lord Suffield

Catalogued letter from Edward Harbord to his brother Col. Harbord regarding the implication that Edward had gained from instructions given to Sidebottom by their father at a time when he was not in a fit state, 17th October 1811; A letter from his mother giving Edward Harbord a gift of £1000 following the death of her father, dated 19/02/1810, with details of Edward Harbord's matriculation to Christ Church college and graduation folded inside, dated 08/03/1837; letter from Lord Suffield, Blickling, regarding the omission of Edward's name from a list of those who voted on Lord Dorchester's Motion of Censure, dated 03/03/1810; letter from Lord Suffield regarding land in Foulsham and support for the Cromer Turnpike Road Bill, dated 20/03/1811; letter from Lord Suffield regarding their father's financial affairs and a Bond of Indemnity, dated 11/11/1811; letter from Lord Suffield regarding Mr Sidebottom and the settling of bills, 14/11/1811; letter from Lord Suffield regarding arrangements with Mr Sidebottom, dated 04/12/1811 with draft reply; letter from Edward Harbord to his mother regarding the division of Norfolk and Lancashire estates including Stanninghall, after her death, as well as the rights to felling timber in Stanninghall, dated 07/05/1815 with reply dated 08/05/1815; letter to Edward Harbord from his mother regarding three thousand pounds she intended to give him and other family matters, dated 06/01/1816; letter to Edward Harbord from Louisa Harbord regarding an annuity left to her by their father, dated 03/09/1818; letter to Edward Harbord from Louisa Harbord regarding his help in her pecuniary affairs, dated 16/12/1818, letter to Lord Suffield regarding possible disposal of pearls, dated 1823; undated note regarding the substance of Edward Harbord's mother's will respecting his sisters; an undated prayer.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies)

From: [J] Erskine (London) re reference for coachman, William Benham, seeking stable job. 16 Nov 1810: Harbord (at Hill St.) to [?] Churchill (Grosvenor Street) re attendance at Fisheries Bill Committee and unwillingness to support Churchill on this, Lord Walpole also opposed. 7 April 1811: Churchill's reply re misunderstanding by Harbord , not being asked to support cause that he (Harbord) does not support, mentions Lord Walpole. 7 April 1811: re Fisheries Bill, Harbord opposed? 8 April 1811: Suffield [2nd Lord] re Mrs Harbord's birthday, executors' meeting re father's will. 12 Dec 1811: (at Blickling) expressing need for family affairs to go to Chancery and for executors' meeting. 13 Jan 1812: re Sir George Chad and executors' meeting, Chancery. 19 Jan 1812: re bill to build navigable canal from Wayford Bridge to Antingham, committee, benefits, canal's extension to Antingham, new home. 14 March 1812: Sir George Chad (Thursford Hall, Norfolk) to Harbord (Coulson's Hotel, Bond Street) re writer's being granted power of attorney by Suffield for sale of stock, complications, hopes Harbord will enter Commons, family matters. 22 Feb 1812 [Bacon p. 41): re illness of Harbord's son 'little Edward' [?], writer's supposed resentment of Suffield retracted. 22 Feb 1812: Thomas Lockwood (Dan y Graig, Swansea) to Harbord (Came House, Dorchester, Dorset) re Briton Ferry Estate and late Lord Vernon's (George, 2nd Lord) leases. 8 Jan 1813: W. Churchill (Agent-Wimborne, E. Dorset) to Harbord (at Came House) re West Lodge, Bloxworth, Hants. and hunting. 3 Jan 1814; re Harbord's declining West Lodge as tenant 'we are all anxious to keep you among us', cold weather. 14 Jan 1814: Harbord (Vernon House) to Lord Orford [Horatio, 3rd Lord Walpole of Wolterton, 5th Lord Walpole of Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford 11] re tenancy of Islington House, son ill, staying in London. 20 Feb 1814: S. Humphreys (Chester) to Harbord (Vernon House) re claims of John Robotham on property. March 1814: Richard Prichard (Langham Parsonage, Norfolk) to Harbord (Vernon House) re Oxford University parliamentary candidate, Lord Vernon's patronage, mentions [?] Wyndham (neighbour), application for [?] Bathurst (not incumbent). 3 June 1814: H.A. Broughton (Solicitor-Marlborough Sreet) to Harbord (at Albion House, Ramsgate, Kent) re Lord Vernon's estate, Harbord executor, including copy letter from Henry Smith (Gwernllwynchwith, [W. Glam.] (10 Aug). 22 Aug 1814; re [Sir Samuel] Romilly 'retained', Harbord's counsel for life. 11 May 1815; re court case, Lord Ellenborough's support of Harbord's cause [?], likely result in favour of leases, tenants' test case, Mr Justice Bailley. 31 Oct 1816: Printed circular from Co. Sir John Wodehouse (Grand Jury Chamber) to Harbord (at Ramsgate) re proposal to erect statue to Nelson. Oct 1814: sub-bundle:- 1) Lord Jersey [5th Earl) to C.B. Wollaston re title deeds of Briton Ferry Estate (June 1814): 2) Jersey (Berkley Sreet) to Harbord re Harbord's possible purchase of Briton Ferry Estate: 3) Harbord's reply (Vernon House) rejecting offer: 4) Jersey's reply (at Newmarket, W. Suffolk) re Briton Ferry Estate: 23-25 April 1815: J.G. Harris to Harbord (Uddens House, Ringwood, Hants.) re Uddens cellar wine and cost, writer's appointment as Deputy Judge Advocate to the Forces; (at Army Headquarters, Paris) re Harbord's renting of Uddens, events in France; re wine, Paris balls given by Duke [of Wellington] and Lady Castlereagh, review of English Army and French National Guard, King's Tuileries speech, other Paris events; re wine accounts and wine shares, Marshall Ney, Treaty of Chaumont, King and Ministry: Aug-Nov 1815: A. Buckton (London) to Habord (Uddens House) re repair of seal. 7 Aug 1815: James White (Ringwood) to Harbord [Uddens House] re Harbord's laboratory experiments and problems; re writer's invention for blowing fires in iron foundries and enclosing diagram: Aug 1815: William Hawes (Strand) to Harbord (Mudeford, Christchurch, Hants.) re cost of game-keepers' bugles, request for game. 3 Oct 1815: Revd Edward T.S. Hornby (Warrington, S.W. Lancs) to Harbord (at Blickling) re his recommending Revd Joshua Horton (sic) [Horchoyd, Yorks.?] to Middleton living in gift of [Dowager] Lady Suffield, request for Harbord's support, Horton family, Harbord's former kindness to writer. Jan 1816: Lord Ilchester [3rd Earl] (Melbury Park, Dorset) re writer's buying Portland sheep for Harbord. 11 Sept 1816: H. Baring (Ringwood) to Harbord (Henbury House) re shooting wager. 17 Dec 1816: Robert Evans (Everton, S.W. Lancs.) to Harbord (Henbury House) re writer's wife's death, pupils sent home due to typhus, question of Harbord's 'renewing parliamentary interest'. 29 Dec 1817: also including:- Dr Edward Jenner to [H] Collins (copy letter) re smallpox vaccination. 25 Aug 1810: Pamphlet on Cowes Yacht Club, list of names incl. C.A. Pelham. 1814: Leaflet on 'Game Preserves Scheme' sent to Suffield [2nd Lord]. April 1816: Leaflet entitled 'Dunkin's patent anglometer'. nd.

Marked '1810 to 1817 no. 6 examined and scheduled by R.M. Bacon'.

Henry Bathurst; 1744-1837; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies)

From: James Frampton (Moreton, Dorchester) re rules of Savings Bank. 24 Feb: Revd John Thomas Horton-sic [Haughton] (Rector-Middleton) to Harbord (Henbury House) re death of [Revd Robert] Walker, request for recommendation to living. 1 March: William Castleman (Wimborne) to Harbord (Vernon House) re enclosed resolutions concerning Wimborne Savings Bank [SB], mentions Lord Shaftesbury (18 March) and enclosing 1) resolutions and list of committee members and 2) list of subscribers. 18 March: C.I. Hoare (Blandford) E. Dorset) to Harbord (Vernon House) re Blandford SB and tracts ['A word to the wise…'] supplied by Harbord in Dorset towns and its distribution to farmers for reading to servants, 'A word to the wise…' mentioned. 27 March [Bacon p.51]: Edward Barrett (Actuary-Blandford) to Harbord (Vernon House) re Blandford SB. 14 April; re Blandford SB. 6 June: A. Stuart (Blandford) re Blandford SB. 22 April: [Edmund] Newton (London Lane, Norwich) to Harbord (Henbury House) re [subject?], [Thomas] Bach. 14 July: William Churchill to Harbord (Mudeford) re writer's tenant's behaviour over game, social news, health, suitable gun for Harbord. 4 Sept: [Jeremiah] Ives (Town Close, Norwich) re [Blandford] SB, benefits to poor, Norwich Savings Bank. 15 Sept: Harbord (Henbury House) to Lord Sidmouth [1st Viscount] (Home Office) re mutilation of cattle, suggests reward for and pardon of accomplice. 18 Dec [Bacon p. 53}: [Henry] Hobhouse's reply (Permanent Under Secretary-Home Office) in acknowledgement expressing approval of suggestion. 19 Dec: Harbord's reply re crime details, reward. 20 Dec [Bacon p. 53]: Hobhouse's reply re crime. 22 Dec: also including:- 'Eighth report of the Sunday School Society for Ireland for year ending April 22 1818: Bacon's notes marked 'no.5 schedule 1818 and 1819'.

Marked 'used'.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies)

Henry Francis, proposing Edward Harbord as candidate for Norwich; printed letter signed T. Clarkson and S. Lushington for the abolition of capital punishment; letters re the behaviour of Gurneys at elections; Mr Francis requesting to meet Edward Harbord on the subject of the Norwich election, 1818; Mr Simpson thanking Edward Harbord for his investment, 1820; Revd Thomas Decker re the cases of three men left for execution at Norwich, named William Cook, James Belcham and William Thurrold, 1819; further correspondence re executions from others, including J.J. Gurney, 1819; letter re the 'Society for bettering the condition of the Poor', 1819;Thomas Cubitt re Harbord's being chosen for the Goal Committee, 1819; J.J. Gurney re reports that his familiar friend Edward Harbord had gone over to the Tories, 1820.

Marked 'No. 7 used'.

Stephen Lushington; 1782-1808; civil and ecclesiastical lawyer, politician; Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies) and related correspondence

Harbord - Catalogued of Wimborne SB rules. 1 January 1819: From : The Hon. Louisa Harbord (Richmond, Surrey) to Harbord (Henbury House) re her annuity, family affairs, fog, Harbord's children, informational content in Suffield's [2nd Lord] letter re annuity, latter's ill health [Harbord's sister]. 2 January 1819: correspondence between Henry Francis, Joseph John Gurney and Harbord enclosed together : sub-bundle: - 1) Francis (Norwich) to Harbord (Vernon House) re Norwich friends looking forward to seeing Harbord, Thomas Bach, [Jeremiah?] Ives, Robert Hawkes, imminent meetings, Harbord's wife and child [The Hon. Alfred Assheton Harbord] 'doing well'. 12 February 1819 [Bacon p.106]; 2) re[?], [? Johnson], calendar of Castle prisoners, Norwich Gaol list, Norwich Gaol building, Scilly Islands committee. 10 March 1819 [Bacon p. 106]: 3) Gurney (Earlham) inviting Harbord and Francis to dine at Earlham. 12 March 1819: 4) Harbord's reply declining, also re topics for mutual discussion between self, Francis and Gurney. n.d.: Francis to Harbord (Vernon House) re list of prisoners (obverse), offences, sentence from Bridewell keeper. 8 April 1819; re prisoner numbers in County and City gaols, Poor Laws, new County Gaol and [Phillip] Barnes's plans, committee's approval, Barnes help for Wodehouse's 'cause' in county, reciprocity called for, Barnes and Harbord to meet. 13 April 1819: re bankruptcy of committee member due to speculation, ' work on the Hill', Barnes. 24 April 1819: to Harbord (Mudeford) re possibility of setting up Mendicity Society branch in Norwich, quotes J.J. Gurney's letter: 28 July 1819: William Tooke (Bedford Row) re enclosed and distribution, Poor Laws (30 March 1819) and enclosing William Jones's circular- 'Society for superceding the necessity of climbing boys, by encouraging a new method of sweeping chimnies and for improving the condition of children and others employed by chimney-sweepers' (1816); sub-bundle:- 1) Robert Hawkes (Norwich) to Harbord (Vernon House) re letter enclosed (2) and its writer [James Fulcher], 'a staunch friend to our cause', Castle Chaplain's seeking help from Harbord for 2 prisoners, writer's opposition. 3 April 1819;2) James Fulcher (London) to Hawkes re need for Harbord's help in obtaining post for son at Somerset House, Treasury or a 'mercantile house': 28 March 1819: Edmund Wodehouse (Breccles, Norfolk) re Game Laws, spring guns, injury to woman on Gunton Estate. March 1819: William Simpson (St Giles Street, Norwich) to Harbord (Vernon House) re [County Gaol] Committee, impropriety of Barnes's conduct, plan, [William] Wilkins' prison plan, estimates. 1 April 1820; re Committee report. 15 April 1820; re Harbord's appointment to County Gaol Committee, Committee aims-gaol enlargement, 'classification' and inspection of prisoners, architects and submission of plans. 24 April 1819 [Bacon p.106]; re Committee and Harbord's suggestions. 9 May 1819 [Bacon pp.126-9]: Philip Barnes (All Saints, [Norwich?]) to Harbord (Vernon House) re County Gaol plans (not encl.), adapt castle or new site?. April 22 1819: 'Summary of proposition from Messrs. Thomas and Storey to Bowles' re Shaftesbury election, mentions Lord Rosebery's tenants and agent - [Charles] Bowles. 18 February 1820: [Abraham] Moore (Salisbury, Wilts.) to Harbord (Henbury) re election, need for Harbord to bring 'qualification' being the 'landlord's candidate'. 5 March 1820: J.E. Gordon (Duke St. [?]) re Harbord's letter, Bill [?], need for frank. March 1820: Revd Charles Heath (Bailie [House - Sturminster Marshall Parsonage], Wimborne) to Harbord (Vernon House) re new school house in [Corfe Mullen] 25 May 1820; re enlargement of [Corfe Mullen] Church, [William] Churchill (landlord) and [?] Willett, church attendance, conversion of meeting-house into a poor house, gratitude to Harbord. 17 June 1820 [Curate-Corfe Mullen, E. Dorset c. 1819-22 and later Rector-Gunton, Hanworth and Suffield, Norfolk 1828-1864]: William West ( Shaftesbury) to Harbord (London) re corn laws, suggests alleviation of rents burden, tax reduction on 'agriculturalists'. 30 May 1820: Revd James John Hornby (Rector-Winwick, Warrington) to Harbord (Vernon House) re brother [Revd E.T.S. Hornby?], Harbord's interest in 'refuge' in Lancs., writer's unintended offence to Lady Grosvenor due to necessity to invite Lord Wilton to be a vice-president [Rector-Northrepps, Norfolk 1806-1813]. 16 June 1820: Harbord (Vernon House) to Lady Anne Hamilton re willingness to present address to Queen Caroline on behalf of Shaftesbury inhabitants. 11 July 1820: 2 statements re Blandford Savings Bank. July 1820; D. Gillingham (Mayor-Shaftesbury) to Harbord (London) re presentation of petition to Queen Caroline. 5 October 1820: 4 documents (accounts and receipts) and covering letter from the Superintendent of Male Refuge (Hoxton, Middx.) to Harbord (Vernon House). 1820 : also including :- Thomas Starkie (Inner Temple) to [Edward Bootle] Wilbraham MP [later 1st Lord Skelmersdale] (Portland Place) re printed circular on Lancaster Castle Prison. 24 June 1820: 'Address delivered in the Exchange Room in Manchester to a general meeting convened by the Borough Reeve and Constables on Wednesday, December 11, 1811 for the purpose of taking into consideration the expediency of founding schools on the plan of Dr [Revd Andrew] Bell' by Revd C.W. Ethelstan (Rector-Worthenbury & Curate-St Mark's, Cheetham, nr. Manchester) re history of education, local situation, evaluation of systems.

Marked 'no.7 1819 and 1820 scheduled and examined by R.M. Bacon'.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft replies)

Correspondence (mainly re electioneering) between 1) Joseph John Gurney and 2) Henry Francis and Harbord (at Park Place-March / Henbury and Mudeford-Sept) dated March-November 1819 and enclosed together:sub-bundle:- 1) Harbord to Gurney re Norwich Council ward elections and corruption, General Elections, mentions Lushington and Samuel Hoare. 20 March [Bacon pp.71-2]; Gurney's reply (Earlham Hall, Norfolk) re ward election-corrupt electioneering practices and similarity with General Elections, joint party action needed, bribery legality?, mentions Joseph Gurney [uncle], Lushington and Hoare, Scilly Islands. 22 March [Bacon pp 72-3]: Harbord's reply re electioneering practices, possible preventive measures - joint party action, London Scilly Islands Committee, Lord Exmouth, fishing employment. 23 March: Gurney's reply re his general agreement with Harbord's letter on capital punishment. 23 March: Harbord re electioneering practices, plan of action, mentions [Samuel] Gurney [J.J. Gurney's brother], Lushington, Hoare, understanding with Gurney family, joint declaration, Francis, praises [F.E.] Gordon, Criminal Code revision committee meeting. 27 March: Gurney (at Hunstanton, Norfolk) re writer's activities, Francis and signatories to joint party declaration, further action, Mendicity meeting, local gentry, religious thoughts, Lord Rosebery, Holkham marriage [Eliza Grace Coke to Henry Venables Vernon?], George [Charles] Vernon and wife attending, Harbord's mixing business with pleasure. 16 August [Bacon pp. 79-80]; Gurney (Norwich) re Priscilla's [his sister] illness, opposition to joint party declaration, prison discipline, Harbord and wife's impending visit, thoughts on life and religion. 11 Sep [Bacon pp. 80-1]: Gurney (Earlham Hall) re Harbord's visit, agreement on Peterloo, thoughts on politics, Norwich [County] meeting, Peterloo, why non-attendance, 'radicals….extremely mischievous' - circulation of tracts amongst poor, 'Medusa' - 'Tom Paine is innocence compared with it', anticipates lack of support for Harbord by Norwich Tories, Harbord's 'whiggism', promise of own support, religious thoughts. 23 Sep; Gurney (Norwich) re Francis, electioneering problems, Harbord's family and baby's good health, girls 'so finely', praise for Harbord, thoughts on religion and life, recent County Meeting and Harbord's conduct, resulting problems, enclosures (not encl.), praises Harbord, Tory Alderman [Thomas] Thurtell's approval of Harbord's politics, Bible Society. 9 Nov: 2) Francis (Norwich) re corrupt electioneering practices and problems in eradication. 27 March : Harbord's reply re joint party co-operation as solution, election reform postponement, Mendicity and Scilly Islands Committees, prison visiting, prisoners' offences-information needed, Duke of York's debts. 29 March [Bacon pp. 77-8]: Francis re Harbord's speech on Peterloo at County Meeting and consequences-loss of Tory part support, parties' attitudes to Harbord [illegible section]. 27 Nov [Bacon pp.95-6]: Col. Sir John Wodehouse (Witton Park, Norfolk) re Norfolk Declaration. 8 Nov [Bacon p. 88].

Stephen Lushington; 1782-1808; civil and ecclesiastical lawyer, politician; Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Letters to and from the Hon. Edward Harbord (including draft reply)

From: sub-bundle:- 1) Harbord (Vernon House) to [?] Clive re Harbord's wish to receive Lord Sidmouth concerning James Belcham, prisoner condemned to death. 5 April 1819; 2) J.J. Gurney (Norwich) to Harbord (Vernon House) re Belcham, writer's faith, praise of Harbord, questionable efficacy of capital punishment, execution, Scilly Islands. 10 April 1819: 3) re Aylsham Bridewell improvements and Harbord's efforts, turnkey, electioneering 'man-buying', Robert Harvey's death, criticism of [Henry?] Francis and [William?] Foster (party before principles), sister's (Louisa Hoare) illness, Gurney's book-publishing problems, fisheries. 18 January 1820 [Bacon p.116]: Joseph Geldart (Norwich) to Harbord (Vernon House) re writer's application for consulship at Odessa, previous opposition to Harbord but a 'reluctant opponent'. 9 July 1819: William Simpson (Town Clerk and Treasurer of County-Norwich) to Harbord (Mudeford) re building of gaol and financial estimates, Marsham Elwin and Col. Wodehouse. 31 July 1819: Lord Grosvenor (Eaton Hall, Cheshire) re agreement with Harbord on unspecified subjects [Peterloo?], marriage of son [Richard, Viscount Belgrave, later 2nd Marquess of Westminster], mentions Lord and Lady Stafford, Lord Gower, Wrexham Races. 6 October 1819: Suffield [2nd Lord] (at Gunton) re Harbord's intention to stand for Shaftesbury - 'you are fortunate in finding a place, where no questions are asked as to political principles and no money required'. 20 February 1820: Sir Robert J. Buxton (Shadwell Lodge, Brettenham, Norfolk) re Harbord's letter via newspaper, County Gaol, County rate, distress of tenantry. 6 Nov 1820 [Bacon pp.127-8]: William Blake (Swanton Abbot, Norfolk) re Aylsham Bridewell, prisoners, work, discharge and 'classification' (of debtors). 24 Nov 1820: also including:- printed copy of 'Norfolk Declaration' signed by Lord Suffield [2nd. Lord in capacity of Lord Lieutenant], 4th Earl of Orford, T.T. Berney, C.H. Wodehouse, J.T. Mott, Thomas Cubitt, Hamond Alpe, re their refusal to support proposed County Meeting to protest against Peterloo massacre, with written amendments by Harbord. 25 October 1819:

Bacon's notes marked 'no.7 schedule 1819-1820'.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters to the Hon. Edward Harbord

From: Seth William Stevenson (Norwich) to Harbord (Mudeford) re Harbord's letter on prison discipline printed in 'Norfolk Chronicle'. 3 Sep: John Twigg (Norwich Courier Office, London) to Harbord (Vernon House) re reporting of County Meeting. 5 Nov: Edmund Newton (Norwich) acknowledging authorship of letter in Norwich paper on Harbord's speech (delivered 29 Oct.). 5 Nov: W.B. Cooke (Wheatley, Doncaster, Yorks., W.R.) to Harbord (Henbury House) re resignation as Colonel of the 3rd West York Militia due to 'Manchester business' [Peterloo], its 'cruelty and illegality', Harbord's information on the poor. (5 Dec) and enclosing copy letter to Lord Lascelles. 5 Dec: Sir Henry Beevor (Norwich) to Harbord (Henbury House) expressing gratitude for unspecified favour. 15 Dec.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

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