File GTN 5/9/37 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)

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GTN 5/9/37


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies)


  • 1828-1830 (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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Letters to Lord Suffield including from C. De Blanchy on catholic emancipation; R.F. Elwin; T.W. Coke; Sidal Hawes seeking clemency for poachers apprehended in Stanninghall; circular from Thomas Wingman on proposed book on Kant's philosophy; Amos Ogden sending Lady Suffield specimens of silk made at Middleton and reporting on the bad state of the industry; James White of Plymouth re game laws and a proposed Bill against seduction; Lord Melville; Samuel Lewis with prospectus of the Topographical Dictionary; printed list issued by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge; Edmund Wodehouse; the Committee of Master Spinners of Manchester on the reasons for striking against wage reductions; copy of part of the Licensed Victuallers of Manchester and Salford against an increase in retail brewers and billeting; prospectus of the New Equitable Fire Assurance Society, 1828, with letters from John Skipper; R. Parker, ship agent, Wells; copy opinion of R.E. Broughton re power of Justices over the pay of soldiers on active service; Smith, Middleton Hall, re proposed Featherstale Turnpike Bill; Sir Robert Peel advising on the interpretation of the licensing Act; John Richardson, the Haydon estate agent, re valuation for Lord Suffield and a proposed scheme for poor law; letter from the Norfolk Cricket Club inviting Lord Suffield to serve as president for a further year; John Ninham re gilding of John Harbord's monument St George Tombland, Norwich; Henry Smith, Gunton agent, re estate matters including the desire for a pound at Southrepps; Lord Salisbury; Mr Parry, storekeeper, Ordnance Office, re consignment of arms to Norwich; newscuttings re Middleton Reform Meeting, with a copy of a speech by Amos Ogden on being appointed chair.

Marked 'No.13 examined and scheduled by R.M. Bacon'.

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Created 05/04/2012 by Dropm. Modified 08/08/2019 by Droip.


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