File GTN 5/9/54 - Letters to and draft replies from Lord Suffield and associated documents dated March 1823 and Oct 1832-Nov 1834

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GTN 5/9/54


Letters to and draft replies from Lord Suffield and associated documents dated March 1823 and Oct 1832-Nov 1834


  • 1823-1834 (Creation)

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Born on 10 November 1781, in Albemarle Street, London.
Second son of Harbord Harbord, first Baron Suffield, and his wife, Mary, daughter and coheir of Sir Ralph Assheton, bt, of Middleton, Lancashire. Edward Harbord was born on 10 November 1781. He married Georgiana, daughter and co-heiress of George, second Lord Vernon, on 19 September 1809. She died on 30 September 1824. On 12 September 1826, Edward Harbord married Emily Harriott, youngest daughter of Evelyn Shipley, of Ettington Park, Warwickshire, and Longh Fea Castle, county Monaghan.
Edward Harbord was MP for Great Yarmouth (1806-12) and Shaftesbury (1820-1). He campaigned for better conditions in prisons, the abolition of slavery and the relaxation of game laws. Established Norfolk County Cricket Club.
He died on 6 July 1835, as a result of a fall on a horse.

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Born 2 August 1788. Brother of Elizabeth Fry. Anti-slavery and prison reform. Theological writings. From 1805, a partner at Gurney's Bank. Died 4 January 1847. Buried at Gildencroft, Norwich.

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2 sets of correspondence and printed documents from John Hull (Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middx.) to Suffield and folded together:- Set 1 - letter (10 Oct) re enclosed tract and enclosing 1) John Hull. 'On popular education: plans for the establishment of day schools on the British System of Agricultural Schools', Uxbridge. 1832: 2) Aylesbury (Bucks) Vestry Meeting Report re employment of labourers. nd: 3) H. Cosier. Self-supporting dispensaries, Uxbridge. 1832: Set 2:- 1) copy of tract (1,1): 2) John Hull. 'On self-supporting agricultural schools of industry', Uxbridge. 1832: 3) Hull's covering letter. nd: Lord Grey (Prime Minister-Downing Street) re hoped-for attendance of Suffield at discussion following King's Address at new parliamentary session. 11 Jan 1833: F. Gardner [Wells, Norfolk?] re Wells petition on Lord's Day observance and Sunday trading. 25 Feb 1833: R. Greville (Edinburgh) re Edinburgh Anti-Slavery Committee petition, signed by 21,291. 27 Feb 1833:
Documents and correspondence relating to Capt. E.R.P. Mainwaring R.N. (Coast Guard) dated April 1833-Aug 1834 and enclosed together: sub-bundle:- 1) Printed statement issued at Cromer re Henry Sandford and action taken against him by Mainwaring following resolutions signed by Herbert J.Johnson and others: 2) Mainwaring (Mundesley) to Suffield re accusation and personal service record, possible action against Johnson and enclosing copy of testimonial by Duke of Clarence (later William IV) re Mainwaring's family, his naval promotion problem: 3) Suffield's reply re accusation:
T. Edwards (London) re slavery. 5 June 1833: J.H. Howard (Chairman-West Indies Planters and Merchants-Cheltenham) re slavery issues, mentions Hon. Edward Stanley and Lord Lyndhurst. 25 June 1833:
Correspondence between Suffield and Lt. Jehosophat Leigh R.N. (Winterton, Norfolk/Chief Officer-Winterton Coast Guard) re Leigh's career, lack of promotion and enlisting Suffield' support dated April 1833-July 1834:- Report by Capt. William Black, R.N., Winterton C.G. re rescue of crew of 'Crawford Davision', wrecked on Happisburgh (Hasbro') Sands on 19 March 1823. 23 March 1823: Leigh (Winterton) to Suffield (Vernon House-22 and 24 April) - 20 April 1833; 22 April 1833; 24 April 1833; 1 May 1833; Leigh to [?] Cook (Secretary) - Norfolk Shipwreck Society-Norwich) re 'beachmen', coastguard station, personal details, saving of crew from 'Annabella' and 'Henry' in Autumn, 1830. 23 July 1833; J.J. Gurney (Norwich) to Suffield re Leigh, asks Suffield to 'urge the poor man's suit … true and inveterate Quaker as I am', misgivings re naval matters, adds 'my impression is that we are sailing into port in the Slave Question' (endorsed by Suffield). 27 July 1833: Leigh to Suffield re enclosure of Graham's letter (17 Feb 1831) (not encl. but copied by Suffield on reverse), achievements and sacrifices, naval career summary, bravery, patronage of Prime Minister's brother, Sir Henry Grey, claims to be most decorated naval lieutenant. 12 Aug 1833; 20 Sept 1833: 2 April 1834: re Royal Humane Society dinner and presentation, wearing of '5 splendid decorations … Nelson style'. 16 April 1834; Sir James Graham (First Lord of the Admiralty) to Suffield re Leigh, 16 April 1834: Leigh (at Lambeth) to Suffield re wish to be presented at levée, intention to wear medals and be noticed, enjoy honour. 25 April 1834; re gift for Suffield, Graham's neglect, writer's mental state, levée and meeting with King, Graham and[?] Harmer (MP). 4 May 1834; covering note by Leigh, nd: Leigh to Suffield (at Cavendish Square) re need for Suffield to make case a matter of urgency, ascertain Graham's intentions, 5 July 1834. Thomas C. Hansard (Paternoster row) re copies of Suffield's speeches on Burglary Bill. 30 Aug 1833: Correspondence from William Hamilton (Plymouth) to Suffield re West Indies agriculture and personal details dated Sept-Oct 1833:- re Abolition, expresses gratitude to Suffield concerning Bill, negroes' and planters' interests, alternative crops to sugar, quotes Duke of Bedford re supervision of Bill's enactment, requests Suffield' support, time spent in St Kitts and Nevis, mentions St Lucia conditions, wheat samples (not encl); re pita cultivation and enclosing sample, Jamaican planters unco-operative, cf. hemp; crops, desire for appointment as Special Justice in W.I., to do agricultural research, pessimism about chances due to identification with 'negroes' cause', quotes from Duke of Bedford, Suffield unwilling to help and enclosing 2 copies of circular headed 'Oxalis crenata'; re rejection by Colonial Office of application due to mistrust, W.I. agriculture: Revd Joseph Ivimey (member-Anti-Slavery Society-Devonshire Street) requesting help in building 'Sunday and Lancasterian school' to mark Abolition (2 Nov 1833) and enclosing:- 1) front elevation and subscription list: 2) writer's sermon published in 'The Pulpit'. 29 Sept 1833: John McCoy (Howard Society-Dublin) re enclosed, hope for Suffield's support and his efforts to reform Criminal Code (25 Jan) and enclosing report of 'Howard Society for the improvement of prisons in Ireland and the mitigation of the punishment of death'. 20 Jan 1834: Secretaries-Society for the Reward of Boatmen and others, who risk their lives for the preservation of their fellow creatures from shipwreck or drowning (Walworth) circular letter re enclosed prospectus (25 Jan) and enclosing same: John Keate (Eton) re request to Suffield to oppose proposed Windsor railway line, re enclosed (not encl.). 20 Feb 1834: John Murray (Glasgow) re Glasgow Emancipation Society, George Thompson's trip to America, slaves elsewhere, enclosure, seeks Suffield's advice and enclosing Address to William IV from Society. Feb 1834: Committee of Lord's Day Society re enclosed petition (not encl.) (11 June 1834) and enclosing 2 printed copies of Lord Wynford's Lord's Day Bill: Edmund R. Lacon (Ormesby, Norfolk) re Yarmouth Races, Harbord [Edward V.] as steward. 10 July 1834: H. Lloyd (Charterhouse Sq.) re slavery aspects, Antigua, society report enclosed (not encl.). 19 July 1834: Thomas Barrett Lennard MP re Lord Brougham's promise, Bill postponement 'delays the reform for a year' [Municipal Reform Act?]. 23 July 1834: E.J. Lloyd (Manchester) re enclosed Address (not encl.) by [?] Wood in event of dissolution of parliament, [subject?]. 13 Dec 1834. Lord Molyneux (Croxteth Hall) re candidacy for S. Lancs, hopes for Suffield's support, activities of 'conservatives', regrets postponement of retirement. 14 Dec 1834: also including:- [J.] Martin to R.M. Bacon itemising election expenses. 29 Nov 1834 [Bacon p. 482]: Printed report-Derbyshire General Infirmary. 30 Oct 1834: Mendicity Society Office (London) incl. correspondence and documents detailing 2 cases of destitution with Suffield's account. Feb 1834: Printed report-Lancashire County Refuge for the Destitute. [1834].

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