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Papers of William Whewell
WHWL* · Fonds · 16th-19th c.

The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, subject files, writings, other Whewell papers, family papers, and later papers of others. The family papers include those originally gathered by Whewell's first wife Cordelia (née Marshall) and his second wife Lady Affleck (née Ellis). The papers of Lady Affleck's brother and Whewell's friend Robert Leslie Ellis now form a subset of this collection.

Whewell, William (1794-1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science
HOUG/EM/17/14 · Item · [3] May 1850
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

4 Market Alley, Gravesend. - Reduced to poverty; deserted from trading ship in 1816 and amassed £200 by 1827; returned home and started mother and sister in a confectionery business; own business as part owner of a ship and dealer in tallow, coal and bones subsequently failed; now forced to live among depraved drunkards; fears for moral welfare of his children; seeks funds to emigrate; would be an asset during passage; 'I might become a scololmaster...'. Cites Messrs Ogilby, Moore & Co. as referees in London. Postscript: pledged teetotaller via Father Mathew; has also written to Hon. Sidney Herbert.

HOUG/EM/17/13 · Item · 2 Jul. 1867
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

On printed notepaper, 25 Parliament Street, S.W. - Seeks recommendation for Sub-Commissionership of the Boundary Commission; Sir John Duckworth is a longstanding client; hopes Houghton will spare time for the Ludlow Archaeological Congress; encloses prologue written for amateur theatricals [no longer present].

HOUG/EM/17/12 · Item · 9 Jul. 186[3?]
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

'At R. Eden's Esq.', Boringdon, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. - Quotes his friend Albert Roberts on recommendations for naval appointments. Roberts, late of HMS Gannet, has a young family and seeks a home station; his generosity to others'; 'do not mention my name - which may still stink in the nostrils of the Admiralty, if the odour of a pamphlet I wrote some years ago about this very man's brother be not all evaporated' [The Service and the Reward. A Memoir of the Late Robert Wilson Roberts, R.N., published 1858].

HOUG/EM/17/7 · Item · 26 May 1859
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

c/o Messrs Fetscherie & Co., Berne. - His brother in Calcutta requires him to invest capital in their business in order to maintain partnership; will lose all income as he cannot afford to do so; seeks appointment under British authorities; begs to introduce his brother in law Capt. Longueville Clarke, who is returning wounded from Indian service and desires an interview with Lord Stanley; entreats privacy about own request.

HOUG/EM/17/6 · Item · 31 Dec. 1864
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

Training College, Camarthen. - Extreme insecurity of present appointment under the Revised Code; College's future secured for another year but must make provision for his family; describes previous service in Jamaica as a Government Stipendiary Magistrate; subsequently Principal of Training Colleges at York and Camarthen, where his salary has fallen. Solicits Houghton's influence with possible patrons. Connop Thirlwall said to be busy with Commentary on the Minor Prophets.

HOUG/EM/17/2 · Item · 17 Apr. 1859
Part of Papers of Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

55 Glouc[ester] Terrace, Hyde Park, W. - Encloses note from Lord Panmure with General Peel's reply to him; has contacted Lord Stanley but requires further support from Milnes. Enclosures: letter, 17 Apr. 1859, from Fox Maule, 2nd Baron Panmure, to James Ramsay - encloses civil note from Peel indicating that Lord Stanley must be approached; letter, 13 Apr. 1859, from Jonathan Peel to Lord Panmure, War Office. - has forwarded papers to Lord Stanley, would be delighted were Ramsay to be honoured for service in India, but the recommendation must come from the Secretary of State himself.

O./13.17/No. 27 · Part · 26 Feb. 1819
Part of Manuscripts in Wren Class O

(Pasted to or after the letter is a strip of paper bearing the following note by Dawson Turner: ‘Rev. B. N. Turner, the writer of this letter, died May 18, 1826, in Debt[?]—86—an interesting biography of him is given in the Gent. Mag. for Nov. 1826 p. 467’.)