File GTN 5/9/82 - Letters to and draft replies from Lord Suffield and related documents

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GTN 5/9/82


Letters to and draft replies from Lord Suffield and related documents


  • Dec 1832-Dec 1833 (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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From: Suffield to Revd C. Heath re tithe case brought by Heath (not Suffield's hand). 31 Dec 1832: S.W.Stevenson (Mayor-Norwich) re Assembly Room celebrations on election of Keppel and Windham, praise for Harbord as chairman. 29 Dec 1832: William Tooke MP (Russell Square) re Truro campaign, slavery abolition, requests support for Climbing Boys (chimney sweeps) Bill. 3 Jan [Bacon p. 469]; re North London Hospital, University junior school, request for tickets to King's opening of Lords Session, Chimney Sweep Bill. 24 Dec; re - Chimney Sweep Bill, enclosed letter (not encl.), Whigs; 30 Dec: Henry M. Waller (Foulsham, Norfolk) re invitation to Suffield to attend unveiling of Coke's portrait at Corn Exchange, approval of Harbord's speech at election dinner of [E.G.] Keppel and [W.H.] Windham. 13 Jan: Zachary Macaulay re analysis of Commons evidence on [slavery?], committee meeting. 15 Jan: Sir George Washington Stephen (Coleman St.) re dissatisfaction with Lord Melbourne and government, slavery, Suffield's earlier advice to support government. 25 Jan; re Duke of Richmond and complaints re Stephen's writings, 'O'Connellising', re-appointment of committee [slavery?] 7 Feb; re petition [subject?], writer's travelling to south coast to enjoy 'watering places', mentions T.F. Buxton, 'feverish' atmosphere [slavery]. 28 Feb; re writer's amendment to Bill, criticism of 'The Times' and press in general, 'petty jealousies of the scribbling race,' Suffield's ill health, mentions Buxton, Gunton. 26 Sept; re enclosed pamphlet [on Poor Law?] (not encl.), Bucks, estate problems, earlier work as collector of evidence re Queen Caroline on Continent. 22 Nov; re Suffield's pamphlet, ideas on Poor Law reform (maintenance of children). 7 Dec: Rowland Hill (Bruce Castle [School], Tottenham, Middx.) re meeting of Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, enclosed pamphlet (not encl.), poor, general comments. 23 Feb: [Washington Bustead?] (Tralee, Ireland) re petition enclosed (not encl.) [subject?], writer feels wronged-therefore leaving Ireland. 6 March: William S. Phillips (Liverpool) re Suffield's presenting petition on penal code, petition on flogging. 23 March [Bacon p. 422]: Prince Adam Czartoryski (Grosvenor Square) covering letter re enclosed, mentions Buckton (10 April) and enclosing 3 documents on problems of Poles (esp. exiles) and Poland: Edward Ash (Norwich) to Suffield (Vernon House) re anti-slavery cause, proposed meeting to be presided over by Harbord, propriety of actions of Norwich Branch (22 April) and transcript included of letter from Dr John Crisp (Norwich) re anti-slavery meeting at Norwich (22 April): Berkeley Westropp (Secretary-Royal Humane Society) re Lt. Jehosophat Leigh and his bravery. 2 May: W. Withers (Holt) re book on acacia tree; re forestry: May-Dec: John Webber (Tiverton, Devon) re tithes, church reform - 'overgrown establishment'. 9 May: C.E.Branfill (Upminster Hall, Romford, Essex) covering letter re tithes, landowners' problems re estimations, corn prices fluctuations (13 May) and enclosing writer's printed letter (27 April 1833) addressed to Lord Althorpe MP on latter's measure for commutation of tithes in England: Thomas Beaumont (Bradford, Yorks., W.R.) re petition (not encl.) from Bradford doctors, slavery, considers Buxton and Committee a disappointment, praises Suffield. 13 June: Joseph Ridley (Hexham, Northumberland) to Suffield (House of Lords) re choice of Lords to present petition (not encl.), voluntary churches, praise for Suffield on slavery cause, petition. 20 June: Thomas Parkin (Dudley, Worcs.) re Suffield's participation in Separatists' Affirmation Bill, problems re oath taking and conscience, need to widen provisions of Bill, mentions Duke of Sussex. 13 Aug: J. Brotherton MP (House of Commons) re Factory Bill and writer's alterations [MP-Salford]. 20 Aug: 8 page printed document issued by Committee of the Society for Diffusing Information on the Subject of Capital Punishment (p.iv re introduction of Bill in Lords by Suffield). 21 Aug: John T. Barry (London) re sentencing of Mary Wright and enclosing editorial from 'The True Sun' (5 Aug 1833) re capital punishment and Wright's case at Norwich. 20 Sept: William Alexander (Gt. Yarmouth) re use of Suffield's frank. 19 Dec: also including:- 3 printed circulars re Wilberforce family and Wilberforce fund. Aug and Dec 1833: Unsigned note re Antigua court case. nd: Biblical text.

Marked 'no. 17 examined and scheduled by R.M. Bacon'.

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