Catalogue description Family Letters of Sir William Henry Clinton of Cockenhatch in Barkway, 1831

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Reference: DE/Z4
Title: Family Letters of Sir William Henry Clinton of Cockenhatch in Barkway, 1831

These letters, though several are undated, were apparently all written during a fortnight's stay in London, November - December 1831. The writer was very interested in politics, and knew a number of men in governmental circles, from whom he gleaned news in this period of upheaval during the Reform Bill crisis. His letters are full of this news and comment, at an extremely disquieting time for a tory such as he. They also contain family news, domestic arrangements, lists of letters sent and received, and accounts of visits made

Date: 1831
Held by: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Clinton, Sir, William Henry, of Cockenhatch in Barkway, Hertfordshire

Physical description: 1 file
Immediate source of acquisition:

[Accession 821]


Purchased in 1959

Administrative / biographical background:

General Sir William Henry Clinton (1769-1846) had a distinguished military career, and was a Member of Parliament in the Duke of Newcastle's interest from 1806 until he retired to his country seat at Cockenhatch, near Royston, in 1829. His wife, to whom these letters are addressed, was Dorothea Louisa, the youngest daughter of John Holroyd, first Earl of Sheffield

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