File GTN 5/9/52 - Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies) and associated correspondence

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GTN 5/9/52


Letters to and from Lord Suffield (including draft replies) and associated correspondence


  • Jan 1822-Dec 1825 (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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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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Born 4 December 1779, first son of Henry Vernon, 3rd Baron Vernon and his wife Elizabeth Rebecca Anne. Married Frances Maria. Father to George John, 5th Baron Vernon in 1802, succeeded father in 1829, d 17 September 1837. Succeeded by George John (son).

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From: H. Sefton (Stockport, near Manchester) re writer's invention of a 'steam vessel of war' and requesting financial aid. 6 Jan 1822:
Correspondence from Lt. Edwin Thrackston R.N. (St Mary's, Scilly Isles) to Suffield dated Jan-May 1823: re Scilly Islands (Sc. Is) fisheries, funding ending, distress, writer's employment, co-operative fishing scheme with Ireland?, suggestions, writer's brother's death due to long service in East and West Indies, Suffield's kindness to writer's brother [Bacon pp. 113-4]; re need for Sc.Is. fisheries to be administered on a national basis, re-iteration of potential in Irish link; (at Greek Street, Soho) expressing thanks for Suffield's letter:
Printed circular re 'Greek Cause', list of names. 8 March: enclosed together:- 1) F.S. Barlee (County Gaol, Ipswich, E. Suffolk) re marital problems, action taken: 2) re receipt of Suffield's letter, considers he is misinformed, she persecuted and her rights unprotected: 3) Revd Thomas Methold (Cransley, Kettering, Northants.) re Mrs Barlee's case April-May 1823: 1823: William Keer Brown (Cretingham, near Framlingham, E. Suffolk) re enclosed and setting up of Ipswich sub-committee on 24 Feb. (11 March) and enclosing 1) John Bowring (Greek Committee Room, Crown and Anchor Inn, Strand) re setting up of Norfolk Branch sub-committee,. Suffield (offered self as Honorary Secretary), sufferings of Greeks. 4 March: 2) Printed circular (8 March) re Greek Cause with list of names: George Charles Vernon [later 4th Lord Vernon] (at Malta) re help from Spanish Committee for 3 Spaniards. 20 March: W. Thorold (Gt. Nelson, Wymondham, Norfolk) to Edmond Wodehouse MP (London) re 'improved reel', Norfolk General Committee of the National Association for the Better Preservation of Lives from Shipwreck, mentions Col. Petre, Wheatley and Lord Rust. 3 May: [Sir?] Thomas Fowell Buxton (Spitalfields, Stepney. Middx.) re horse, [?] Bond, J.J.Gurney's praise of Lady Suffield -'he speaks unspeakable things' 6 May: Colonel Sir John Wodehouse (Witton Hall) re Wheatley's Cup, subscriptions, Lady Suffield's health, [W.] Thorold's letter and Wheatley. 10 Aug: R. Plumtre (Norwich) re Henry Cooper's premature death, and help for family. 25 Oct: James Butterworth (Coldhurst, Oldham, S.E. Lancs.) re writer's book about Ashton-Under-Lyme [S.E. Lancs] and resulting financial problems, Earl of Stamford and dedication. 2 Nov: enclosed together:- 1) William a' Beckett re resolutions passed at general meeting of subscribers to North Walsham and Dilham Canal [NW and DC]Act (4 Nov 1824) and enclosing committee meeting proceedings signed by chairman, John Butterworth: 2) Suffield to [?] Deynes (North Walsham) re acquisition of shares in NW and DC. 28 Oct 1824: Lord Belgrave (Eaton Hall) re Gunton shooting - 'best shooting in that feathered county', requests help in choice of game-keeper, Eaton-much improved, mentions Gen. Grosvenor, parents, Knowsley shooting, Wiltons, Robert (son); re employment terms for new gamekeeper procured by Suffield, his acting on father's behalf, Eaton's game. Nov-Dec: Armine Wodehouse (Barnham Broom, Wymondham) re enclosed from natural son of Henry Hobart, solicitor requests support from Suffield (16 Nov) and enclosing Hobart's letter (Bethel Street, Norwich) requesting introduction to Suffield, assumes Suffield will carry Bill for enclosure of Roughton Heath unopposed, with added note by Suffield emphasising total opposition. 13 Nov: Barclay Mounteney (Newman St.) re Norfolk family link, biography of Napoleon, mentions Lord Holland. 24 Dec: Henry Wood MP (South Audley Street) re enclosed circular (31 Dec) and enclosing printed appeal circular - 'Meeting of the Friends of the liberty of the press and its faithful advocates', (24 Dec) endorsed with Suffield's draft reply: 1824: enclosed together:- 1) John H. Freese (Old Broad Street) re enclosed and likely benefits, unscrupulous bread makers, wants Suffield as president and enclosing Prospectus of Metropolitan Flour and Bread company re bread manufacture: 2) Suffield's reply re need for time to consider project: 3) Freese re decision not to establish company: Jan: enclosed together:-1) Suffield to Lord Lauderdale (Admiral of the Red) expressing gratitude for help given to Mr Playford (Northrepps), comments on latter, Suffield to inform local Committee of Shipwreck Association, mentions Lt. Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor, Duke of York; 2) expressing gratitude for his putting forward his own recommendations on Playford's behalf, and to Duke of York: 3) Robert. W. Playford (Northrepps) expressing gratitude to Suffield: March-April: 4) Henry Playford (Northrepps) re desired promotion of son, Robert to Lt., 24th Regt. Kilkenny. Nov 29 1825: Sir Richard Birnie (Police Magistrate - The Public Office, Bow Street) re personal disassociation with Equitable Loan company. 3 May: Revd James Archer (Middleton School) re school (Curate-Middleton). 17 May: Robert Hyde Grey re aspects of Cotton Mill Regulations Bill, American economic threat, tax burden, corn prices. June: Charles Godfrey Mundy (Burton Hall, Loughborough, Leics.) re Suffield and mutual friendship, family matters. 30 June: David Holt (Chorlton New Mills, Manchester) re employees' age structure in his factory (i.e., over and under 16), Suffield's inspection of cotton factories, writer's [quaker] opinions on cotton industry. 6 Aug: George Murray (Ancoats Hall, Manchester) re Suffield's request for information on age structure of employees in cotton mill. 15 Aug: J. Brotherton (Salford) re quaker mill owners, Crewdson, Phillips and Nathan Gough's breaking law, working conditions of children, Suffield's vote in obtaining Act [1819 Cotton Mills Act] enclosing extract from 'Manchester Gazette' dated 17 Aug 1825 re Act. 12 Sept: enclosed together:- 1) George Everitt (Paston, Norfolk) re writer and a Mr Purdy's (of Paston) accidental trespassing on Suffield's land, mentions Col. [?] Petre: 2) Suffield's reply re acknowledgement: Nov: S.W. Stevenson [Editor - Norwich Chronicle] re present of game, printing of Suffield's letter. 26 Nov: John W. Dowson (St George's, Norwich) re Suffield's membership of Norwich Mechanical Institution. 6 Dec: 1825: also including:- Printed circular re subscription payable to The Refuge for the Destitute, Preston, Lancs. Jan 1823: Printed circular re The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. April 1823: John Mayhew (Aylsham House of Correction/'Bridewell') to [his parents] re lessons learned and warning to others (prisoner). 1824

Marked 'no. 9 scheduled and examined by R.M. Bacon'.

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Arranged by Richard Mackenzie Bacon

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


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