Catalogue description Summary of Contents. Mainly family and miscellaneous correspondence, including boyhood...

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Details of PRO 30/22/1A
Reference: PRO 30/22/1A

Summary of Contents. Mainly family and miscellaneous correspondence, including boyhood letters from J.R. Political, historical and military memoranda and memorabilia. J.R.'s early authorship; his travels in Europe and interview with Napoleon on Elba. Political career: elected for Tavistock (1813). Questions of catholic emancipation and dissenters' rights. Reform: J.R.'s early (1810) article for the Whig Register; his notes on constituency populations; his plan for borough disenfranchisement; his correspondence with Manchester reformers. Correspondence: Dr. Edmund Cartright; Prof. John Playfair; Duke of Bedford; Lords Clare, Holland, Tavistock, Grenville, Althorp, Duncannon, Lansdowne, Grey, Portman; Ladies Holland, Spencer, Bradford, Bath; Miss Gertrude Russell; Thomas Moore; Samuel Rogers; Ugo Foscolo; Princess de Polignac; Robert Clive; Dr. Lant Carpenter. Correspondence of Edward, Duke of Kent with Mrs. Miller.

Date: c.1800-1830
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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