Earl Amherst of Arracan letters to Sarah, Countess of Arracan, 1806-1822.

Published/Created:
Undated
Physical Description:
1 folder (2 wrappers) ; approximately 8 cm. and smaller
Notes:
William Pitt Amherst, Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773-1857), succeeded as second Baron Amherst of Arracan in 1797. A Lord of the Bedchamber in 1804-1815 and 1816-1823, he served as envoy to Naples 1809-1811 and as special ambassador to China in 1816. He was made Governor-General of India in 1823, successfully led the colony through the First Burmese War, and retired to England in 1828. He died in 1857.
Second wrapper in folder is blank.
Abstract:
The collection consists of approximately 80 letters from Earl Amherst of Arracan to his first wife, Sarah, most dating from 1819 and 1820. Subjects include news of family and friends; estate management; and social and political events, including the death of George III. Amherst frequently details debates in the House of Lords and discussions with government officials. A series of 6 letters from November 1819 discusses Amherst's support of the Six Acts in the wake of the Peterloo Massacre and his fear that "the conduct of the Whigs offered the greatest encouragement to the Radicals."
Associated Names:
Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857 [Correspondent]
Topics:
Luddites
Topics:
Great Britain--Court and courtiers
Topics:
Caroline,--Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain,--1768-1821
Language:
English
Genre:
wrappers (containers) (AAT)
Format:
Mixed Material
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
OSB MSS 91
Box:
Box 1
Folder:
Folder 16
Orbis Record:
6537371
Orbis Barcode:
39002099457310
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
oid pointer:
11695865
Citation:
Earl Amherst of Arracan Letters to Sarah, Countess of Arracan. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete folder digitized.
OID:
11695522
PID:
digcoll:3993111

Number of Pages: 4
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