File GTN 5/9/49 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)

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GTN 5/9/49


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)


  • Oct 1821-Dec 1822 (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 [Wilson Committee] re fund for Sir Robert Wilson [dismissed from Army following Peterloo massacre]. 25 Feb 1821 [Bacon pp. 131-2]: T.W. Coke (Holkham Hall) re Suffield's pamphlet [on tenantry, agricultural problems], County Meeting, visit of Duke of Sussex to Holkham, invitation to Suffield. 29 Dec 1821 [Bacon pp. 150-1]; re County Meeting, agricultural distress: 3 Jan 1822: 'Philo' (North Walsham) to Suffield (Jordans Hotel, St James Street) re enclosed poem (16 Feb) and enclosing 'Lines addressed to Lord Suffield on his coming to reside in Norfolk' (24 Jan 1822): John Buckley (Middleton) re Suffield's speech at County Meeting on 12 Jan 1822 on Peterloo, parliamentary reform, Commons- 'that mass of corruption', landed classes' increased support for reform, Middleton 'reformers' effectively 'radicals', writer's partial approval of Whig reformers, Suffield's recent visit to Middleton, Suffield compared with local gentry. 11 Feb [Bacon pp. 159-160] and Suffield's reply (Vernon House) expressing gratitude. 15 Feb 1822: Lord Dacre [Thomas Brand, 20th Lord] (The Hoo, [Welwyn, Herts.]) re holding of Suffield's proxy, writer's health. 16 Feb 1822 [Bacon pp. 158-9]: Suffield to 'The High Sheriff' [Sir Richard Paul Jodrell?] re County Meeting to discuss parliamentary reform, opinions, his non-attendance. 5 May 1822: Suffield (at Lower Grosvenor Street, London) to Shaftesbury [Borough] expressing gratitude for gift of snuff box (not Suffield's hand). 9 May 1822: Sir Thomas B. Beevor (Hargham, Norfolk) re County Meeting, determination to introduce reform question, criticism of Tories' tactics. 18 Dec 1822. [Bacon p. 170].

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Created 07/07/2009 by Droip. Modified 08/08/2019 by Droip.


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