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British History in the Rubenstein Library: Politicians


See the major collections below, but  you can also search by the politician's name as author, then click on "Special Collections" under Location in the left-hand column.  For example "Lord North" retrieves 4 items, and Winston Churchill 14 items.     There are also papers of Royal persons, including King George III and Queen Victoria.

  • John Backhouse papers, 1740-1956.
    Merchant and British Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.Business and personal correspondence of the Backhouse family, principally of John Backhouse. Material for the 18th and early 19th centuries reflects the family's mercantile operations, including efforts to collect pre-Revolutionary debts in America. Other papers relate to Backhouse's career as Commissioner and Receiver General of the Excise Office and Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, his service as private secretary to George Canning, his service with the diplomatic corps, his art collection, and his mercantile associates in Amsterdam and Hamburg.
  • John Wilson Croker papers, 1791-1899 (bulk 1809-1857)
    British barrister, politician, literary critic, and author.
    The John Wilson Croker Papers span the years 1791-1899, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1809 to 1857.
  • Malet Family papers, 1821-1908
    Chiefly letters addressed to Mary Ann Dora (Spalding) Malet, her husband, Sir Alexander Malet, and their son, Sir Edwin Baldwin Malet, British diplomats. Includes ca. 900 letters (1842-1877) from Queen Sophia of the Netherlands to Lady Malet relating to political and diplomatic matters.