File GTN 5/9/50 - Letters to and from Edward Harbord, 3rd Lord Suffield (including draft replies) and related correspondence

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Letters to and from Edward Harbord, 3rd Lord Suffield (including draft replies) and related correspondence


  • Feb 1821-Dec 1823 (Creation)

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Civil lawyer. MP for Yarmouth; 1806-1808. All Souls, Oxford and Doctors Commons.

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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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From: Lord Seymour to Harbord (Vernon House) re case of fraud. 10 Feb 1821: Revd E.T.S. Hornby (Warrington) re publishing of poem 'Childhood' about Eton. 6 April 1821: Richard Morgan (St George's, Tombland, Norwich) re [James] Scarlett's Bill (on Poor Law) and false assumptions, poor rates, workers and employers, parish relief, unemployed, market prices, problems-poor with no support, crime, highway robbers, emigration remedy. 25 May 1821: sub-bundle:- 1) A. Ogden (Middleton) re local matters, William Butterworth, James Scholes. 28 Sep 1821: 2) Revd J.T. Haughton (Middleton) re local matters, Scholes, robbery of Miss Hopwood, health of dowager Lady Suffield, writer's son John beginning at Cambridge University. 23 October 1821: Marsham Elwin (Thurning, East Dereham, Norfolk) re Norfolk magistrates' meeting and resolutions passed on Castle Hill as site for new Norwich Gaol, also mentions Lord Suffield, Lord Orford., Sir Martin Folkes. 2 Dec [1821] and enclosing resolutions: Lord Albemarle [William Charles, 4th Earl] (St James Sq.) re Fox Dinner invitation (19 December 1821) and enclosing Suffield's (Henbury House) reply declining invitation. 21 Dec 1821: Samuel Hoare (London) re treadmill and enclosing treadmill plan. 11 Sep 1821: J.R. Burch (Brandon [Parva], Norfolk) re tread mills, Aylsham House of Correction, Poor Rates, [1821]: Capt. Edward Fennell to John Booth (Hanworth) encl. copy letter (R.H. Crewe (Office of Ordnance) to Fennell) re 1st Norfolk Local Militia and late Lord Suffield [2nd Lord]. 3 Jan 1822: J. Scholes (Stakehill) re Queen Caroline, Lushington, National Debt, Suffield-approved of by 'radicals' and called 'a rising sun', agricultural distress, criticism of Haughton, Peterloo massacre. 1 Feb 1822: Jehosophat Postle (Colney, Norfolk) re tread mills at Aylsham and Wymondham, and Cubitt's inspection, invitation to Suffield, J.J. Gurney (neighbour), wish for Suffield's opinion on prison and mill, Halstead (Essex) House of Correction. 25 Feb 1822: Aylsham and Wymondham tread mills, recommendations and enclosing diagram. 29 April 1822: Unsigned note re Smallburgh tread mill for wheat grinding. 1822: W. Cubitt (Ipswich) re Aylsham Bridewell and plan of alterations, tread wheel system of prison discipline. 13 March 1822: Suffield (Lower Grosvenor Street) to W. Hase [sic. Haze] [Saxthorpe, Aylsham] re device for employment of prisoners. 12 May 1822: sub-bundle:- 1) Edwin Thrackston (Scilly Islands) to F.E. Gordon re need to establish fishing industry in Ireland, Scilly Islands [Sc. Is.] situation, enclosure (no encl.). 21 May 1822: 2) Thrackston to Suffield re Gordon's letter, committee meeting. 21 May 1822; Thrackston (at Bristol) to Suffield re naval promotion problems, Sc. Is.'s economic problems, Sc. Is. Committee. 10 Oct 1823: Suffield's endorsement of circular - W. Wither's (Holt) printed 'Statement on Tithes. On the increase of the relative value of tithe...' 23 May 1832: William Tooke (Grays Inn) re enclosed, Mendicity Society, Suffield's illness, chimney sweeps (17 July 1822) and enclosing H. Bodkin (Medicity Office) re gratitude for support. 1 July : sub-bundle:- 1) S. Hoare (London) re building of gaol, [A.R.] Barclay and gaol location, annoyance to Suffield, writer's wife Louisa's visit to Earlham - 'bitter and sweet mixed in that cup'. 17 July 1822; 2) re prison committee, Barclay's objections, writer's opinion of Nicholas Vansittart [Chancellor of the Exchequer], [Thomas Fowell] Buxton, Suffield's health. 23 July 1822: 3) A.R. Barclay and Abraham Rawlinson to [Marsham] Elwin re new gaol, plans, Suffield's health. 20 July 1822: T.W. Coke (Holkham Hall) re his missing Suffield, present of buck and enclosing Coke's order for delivery of buck. 7 Aug 1822: re meeting, [subject?], support for Suffield's proposal [to set up Norfolk General Committee for the Better Preservation of Lives from Shipwreck?] 12 November 1823: Lord Dalhousie [9th Earl] (Brechin Castle, Angus) re wish to promote Society[?], hopes Suffield will visit Scotland. 10 September 1822: sub-bundle:- 1) P. Barnes to C. Brown (King Street, Norwich) re existing Gaol and Bridewell estimate, cost of new site. 18 Sep 1822: 2) Brown to Suffield re new Gaol site, decision, mentions Charles Harvey, R.M. Bacon. 26 Sep 1822: William Crawford (St Mary at Hill) re 'The Inquirer', articles on Poor Laws, asks Suffield to approach H. Bodkin. 9 Nov 1822: L.B. Allen re Police Bill [1821], salaries. 7 Dec 1822: Suffield to Sir Jacob Astley (later 16th Lord Hastings) re refusal to grant Astley's request that he preserve foxes at Gunton. 6 July 1823: Lord Belgrave [Richard, Viscount Belgrave (later 2nd Marquess of Westminster)] (Eaton Hall, Cheshire) re guardianship of Suffield's children. 12 July 1823: Revd W.M. Bradford (Hall Place, Beaconsfield, S. Bucks.) re Harbord's (sic Edward's) progress at school and enclosing itemised half-yearly account for his education [ the Hon. Edward Vernon Harbord later 4th Lord Suffield]. 28 July 1823: William Cooke (Brome Hall, Norfolk) re deaths of dowager Lady Suffield and Lady Vernon. July 1823 [T.?] Gray's (Norwich) itemised inventory (by room) of furnishings and furniture ordered for Gunton House. July 1823: Freeman's (Swan Lane, Norwich) re cleaning of pictures for Lady Suffield, incl. a 'Sir Joshua'. Aug 1823: Correspondence enclosed together and labelled 'Prison Discipline': sub-bundle - 1) John Glasse (Burnham, Norfolk) re Suffield's efforts concerning prison discipline and requesting help for Newgate prisoner. 21 Aug 1823: 2) J. Postle (Colney) re Wymondham Bridewell, Suffield's and Elwins's recommendations being acted upon . 3 Oct 1823: 3) Suffield to S. Hoare (Lombard Street) re enclosed notes on whipping prisoners. n.d.: 4) Suffield's notes on 4 Geo. 4 cap. 64. Adam Taylor (Orford Hill, Norwich) re imprisonment for debt of John Bacon of Ingworth (8 Sep 1823) enclosing copy of 'Court of Exchequer Schedule of the Pipe Roll for Nihilled Debts in Norfolk': Cromer and Mundesley Life Boat Committee - suggestion of J.J. Gurney (10 Sep 1823) and enclosed 1) Committee accounts and expenses (1821-1823): 2) Note re finances of Cromer life boat: William Hase re device and tables for submission to Committee for Saving Seamen in Distress re device. 1 Oct 1823: George Jarvis (Aylsham) requesting Suffield to become President of local branch of British and Foreign Bible Society. 27 Oct 1823: Col. Sir John Wodehouse (Necton, Norfolk) expressing support for proposal [to set up Norfolk General Committee for the Better Preservation of Lives from Shipwreck?] 12 Nov 1823: Revd Joseph Selkirk (Ashworth, Rochdale, S.E. Lancs.) re solemnisation of marriages in Ashworth chapel (Middleton parish). 9 Dec 1823: also including:- Printed circular (annotated) re Shaftesbury Mendicity Society. 1 Oct 1821: printed circular re formation of United Universities Club, signed [George] Lamb. 29 Aug 1821: John Channon (Secretary - Union Club, London) to Suffield re club's formation. 29 Aug 1821; Circular letter re membership (1 Sep 1821) with enclosed prospectus: Note re Suffield's subscription for Asylum for Deaf and Dumb. 8 Nov 1822: Coloured map of gardens at St Giles Gates, Norwich labelled by Suffield 'Plan of ground for new prison Norwich': Nov 1822: Itemised list of game killed at Holkham. 1822: Lady Cardigan re Suffield's purchase of house in Arlington Street, subject to Lord Tavistock's lease. nd.

Marked 'no. 8 examined and scheduled by R.M. Bacon.

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