File GTN 5/9/32 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)

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GTN 5/9/32


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)


  • Dec 1827-Dec 1828 (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: James White (Plymouth, Devon) re slavery petition, enclosed letter, Columbia situation [post 1824 independence] (29 Dec) and enclosing copy of letter re slavery in Columbia. Dec: 1827: Lord Dacre (The Hoo) re opinions on state of political parties, Whigs, 1827 Coalition, tendencies to absolute power of Crown, ['Lady C.'?], support for Wellington's administration, shares Suffield's opinions; re government, 1827 events, lack of trust in politicians, confusion, Suffield - his proxy, opinions on Wellington and opposition, ultra Tories-'they say that Lord Eldon is outrageous'. Jan-Feb: sub-bundle: 1) Revd J.T. Haughton (Middleton) re setting up in Middleton of Bible Society (MBS), comparison with Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), Suffield's visits to Middleton. 11 Jan [Bacon pp. 266-7]: 2) Suffield's reply re his opinion on MBS and SPCK (not Suffield's hand). Jan 14 [Bacon pp. 267-8]: Suffield (Vernon House) to Alfred Mallalieu re Bill relating to Friendly Societies, originators-Lord Dacre and T.P. Courtenay, tribute to Dacre. 19 April: Sir Francis Freeling (Secretary-General Post Office [GPO]) re Suffield's visit to GPO. 10 May [Bacon p. 273]: Suffield to Alfred Maitland re Maitland's dismissal as North Walsham postmaster, 13 May [Bacon pp. 273-4]: William Harvey (Police Commissioner-Manchester Town Hall) re Police Bill. 18 July [Bacon p. 275]: H.A. Broughton (Solicitor-Gt. Marlborough Street] re appropriation of funds by Brasenose College, Oxford from Middleton School. 18 Aug [Bacon pp. 275-6]: T.W. Coke (Holkham Hall) re visit of Duke and Duchess of Clarence to Holkham, inability to attend Norwich meeting on 17 Oct, 'open court' (admission of reporters), asks Suffield to act for him. 3 Oct [Bacon p. 276]: Suffield's reply re decision to postpone motion, inability to act on subject of 'open court' while Chairman of Magistrates (not Suffield's hand). Oct 4 [Bacon p. 277]: H. Townsend (Herald's College, London) re Harbord family arms, Shirley family, Herbert pedigree. 17 Oct: Suffield's reply re family papers 'in present state of confusion', complications concerning Harbords and Herbert connection -'nothing to boast of', ancestry. 21 Oct: Revd J. Brown (Norwich) re disciplining of prisoners on treadmill, separation into 'classes' Dec 10: 1828: [Revd Richard] Durnford (Eton) re question of suitable histories for Harbor [Edward V.] who is working well, Alfred-not flogged, reprimanded for behaviour in chapel, Edward-glad to get game. 1828 [Bacon pp. 277-8].

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


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