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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

Chiefly nineteenth century military papers, 1805-1921, on topics including the Napoleonic Wars and the British in India

Military papers mainly dating from the nineteenth century and probably collated by Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, father-in-law of Charles John Cecil Grant, including a draft despatch to Sir Arthur Paget on the surrender of Ulm, Germany, Oct 1805, during the War of the Third Coalition, Napoleonic Wars; the standing orders of the Cinque Ports Regiment of Local Militia, 1811; a paper by Lt Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander in Chief Madras, India, on the military weaknesses of Russia and the effect of recent events on British Afghan Frontier Policy, forwarded to the Earl of Rosebery, by Major Reginald Pole Carew, 1885. 1 file.

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].

Letters from Colonel Christian Hamilton and Maria Hamilton (parents of Ian), 1952-[1854], to Maria's brother Henry Vereker

Letters sent by Hamilton's parents, Col Christian Monteith Hamilton and Maria Corinna Hamilton, to her brother Henry Prendergast Vereker, regarding family news and progress of their journey from England to Corfu, 12 May and 24 Sep 1852. With incomplete letter (writer's name not given) giving his account of the battle of Alma, Crimean War, 22 Sep 1854. 1 file, 3 letters

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