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Freeling, Sir Francis, (1764-1836), postal reformer

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Surname: Freeling
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Francis
Gender: Male
Date: 1764-1836
History: Postal reformer; helped Palmer to improve his mail coach system in 1785; for many years was Secretary of the General Post Office. Created baronet in 1828.
Biography: ODNB link for Freeling, Sir Francis (1764-1836) 1st Baronet Postal Reformer
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275661 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P134286 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir Francis Freeling
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1820-1823: Post Office: Marquis of Salisbury: correspondence
The Postal Museum
1798-1836: corresp and papers
The Postal Museum
See Guide to Post Office Archives, 1986
1798-1835: corresp (31 items)
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 26804 Freeling
1794-1834: corresp (34 items)
Yale University Libraries: Beinecke Library
NRA 18661 Osborn coll
1819-36: corresp with Blackwoods
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
1822-27: corresp with George Canning
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 9205 Canning
1812-23: corresp with Lord Liverpool and R Willimott
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1813-31: corresp with Sir Robert Peel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1830-36: letters (467) to Duke of Richmond
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 850 Gordon Lennox
1811: letters from Thomas Reynolds
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
1811-31: letters to Sir Walter Scott
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
1801-33: letters (12) to Earl Spencer
British Library, Manuscript Collections
NRA 10410 Spencer
letters and diaries
Haringey Archive Service
See Hepworth, "Select Biographical Sources", 1971