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Letter from Fanny Perceval to her brother, Spencer Perceval, [1809], with political and family news

Fanny Perceval to Pessy [Spencer Perceval], her brother, Downing Street. Comments on [W.A.] Maddocks' minority in debate on corruption by Perceval and on Mr Quintin Dick's interview with her father and Lord Castlereagh about his resignation over the Duke of York's acquittal. Anger with [William] Wilberforce voting against her father. Princess of Wales to dine there next Monday. Manuscript, 4pp

Letter from Prime Minister Spencer Perceval to his son, Spencer Perceval junior, 1810, about Harrow School and the Perceval children

Sp[encer] Perceval to Pessy [Spencer] his son, Downing St. Receipt of his exercise. Dr [G] Butler [Headmaster of Harrow] approves of both Spencer and Henry [his brother] being home for holiday. Criticises the exercise. Pleasure at Dr Butler's report of his kindness to his brother. Hopes he will be to his brothers and sisters what his elder brother was to him, since he lost his father early. Manuscript, 5pp

Letter from John Stuart Mill to Frederick Denison Maurice, 1842, about the writings of Maurice and Mill

J.S. Mill, India Hse, to [F.D.] Maurice, thanking him for his book, commenting favourably on that and his "Moral Philosophy" and Salvador's writings. Will send his own book in about a year, although as it has an anti-ontological feeling, doubts if Maurice will look on it with favour. Manuscript, 3pp

Text by Spencer Perceval (possibly a grandson of Prime Minister Perceval), 'Seven days wonder, or how the Harrow boys fare', 1848

Spencer Perceval [grandson of P.M.? 1828-1890]. "Seven Days Wonder or How the Harrow Boys Fare". A scenario or skit in verse. With an accompanying letter to Janey [Perceval, his aunt]. Pencil note in front "copied by Janie for Fanny 1849". Manuscript, 8pp [Held together with ribbon].

Incomplete first hand account, c 1871, of narrowly escaping summary execution in Paris, possibly written by Norman Spencer, member of the Perceval family

Account of a day during the Paris Commune when the writer was arrested and witnessed a summary choice of prisoners for execution, himself being saved through his friendship with General Gallifet. Reverse has note: 'Norman on the Commune'. [Norman Spencer 1838-1902, grandson of Spencer Perceval P.M.?]. Manuscript, 14pp [Incomplete].

Letter from General Sir Garnet Wolseley to Major John Frederick Maurice, 1879, on subjects including Maurice's military career

Gen Sir Garnet Wolseley, Government Hse., Cyprus, to John Frederick Maurice. Latter's appointment as his Private Secretary at £ 450 p.a.; advice about travel arrangements. Astonishment at Government allowing command to fall into [Maj - Gen] Grealock's hands. Enclosing cypher slips [not here]. Manuscript, 3pp

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