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The political diaries of the fourth Earl of Carnarvon, 1857-1890 : Colonial Secretary and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland /
edited by Peter Gordon.
imprint
London : Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 2009.
description
xviii, 497 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521194059, 9780521194051
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London : Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 2009.
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0521194059
9780521194051
catalogue key
7120562
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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Based on the diaries of Henry Herbert Molyneux, fourth Earl of Carnarvon, this book sheds new light on Conservative politics in the second half of the 19th century. Few political diaries of this scale and significance have survived and they reveal him to be a shrewd observer of events.
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Based on the diaries of Henry Herbert Molyneux, fourth Earl of Carnarvon, this book sheds new light on Conservative politics in the second half of the nineteenth century. Few political diaries of this scale and significance have survived and they reveal him to be a shrewd observer of events.
Main Description
Henry Herbert Molyneux, fourth Earl of Carnarvon (1831-1890), figured prominently in Conservative high politics during four decades of the second half of the nineteenth century, serving under three Prime Ministers in all the Conservative governments between 1858 and 1886. He was also a member of the Cabinet in three of them, appointed as Colonial Secretary twice, and Viceroy of Ireland during the Home Rule crisis of 1885-6. This book is based on the so-far comparatively neglected diaries which he kept meticulously throughout his life. Few such political diaries of Cabinet ministers on this scale and significance have survived. They show him to be a shrewd observer of events, and the records of his conversations with the leaders of the Conservative Party as well as with political opponents are of the greatest interest. This study has also drawn on many archive collections containing Carnarvon's correspondence and memoranda.
Main Description
Henry Herbert Molyneux, fourth Earl of Carnarvon (1831–90), figured prominently in Conservative high politics during four decades of the second half of the nineteenth century, serving under three Prime Ministers in all the Conservative governments between 1858 and 1886. He was also a member of the Cabinet in three of them, appointed as Colonial Secretary twice, and Viceroy of Ireland during the Home Rule crisis of 1885–6. This book is based on the so-far comparatively neglected diaries which he kept meticulously throughout his life. Few such political diaries of Cabinet ministers on this scale and significance have survived. They show him to be a shrewd observer of events, and the records of his conversations with the leaders of the Conservative Party as well as with political opponents are of the greatest interest. This study has also drawn on many archive collections containing Carnarvon's correspondence and memoranda.
Table of Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Manuscript collections consulted
Preface
Introduction
Ministerial posts held
Carnarvon pedigree
The diaries: 1857, 1858, 1859, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890
Index
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