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The correspondence of John Campbell MP, with his family, Henry Fox, Sir Robert Walpole and the Duke of Newcastle, 1734-71 /
edited by J. E. Davies.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell for The Parliamentary History Yearbook Trust, [2013]
description
383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1118710622 (alk. paper), 9781118710623 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell for The Parliamentary History Yearbook Trust, [2013]
isbn
1118710622 (alk. paper)
9781118710623 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction. The Welsh Campbell -- 1734-40 -- 1741-2 -- 1743 -- 1744-51 -- 1755-6 -- 1757-8 -- 1760-4 -- 1765-6 -- 1767-71.
catalogue key
9993790
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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In 1727 John Campbell began a forty-year career as a member of parliament, during which time he adhered to an old corps whig view of the world. His correspondence, containing letters to his son and to his friend and political ally Henry Fox, to Sir Robert Walpole and to the Duke of Newcastle, is here published together as a single collection for the first time. This unique historical source provides remarkable insights into the politics of the day, and especially into debates in the Commons at a time when Parliament placed an embargo on the reporting of political debates. His letters to his son Pryse, written during the period of the collapse of Sir Robert Walpole's administration, are the most extensive and extant collection of historical insights written from the point of view of a staunch Walpole supporter. Campbell's correspondence with Henry Fox, first Lord Holland, dates from 1755, a period of political turmoil, during which time, various whig administrations attempted to stave off the demise of their power at Westminster, whilst dealing with a major war. Letters written towards the very end of their political lives reveals the views of the two men over the crisis of the Stamp Act, the loss of the American colonies and the parliamentarian furore caused by John Wilkes.
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John Campbell's political letters and writings are here published for the first time, delivering rare and significant insights into 18th century English politics and providing a substantial new resource for historians.
Main Description
John Campbell's political letters and writings are here published for the first time, delivering rare and significant insights into eighteenth century English politics and providing a substantial new resource for historians.A unique resource - John Campbell's political letters and other writings are published here for the first timeThis body of work is a substantial and important new source of information for historians working in the field of mid-eighteenth century politicsProvides remarkable insights into the politics of the time, and especially into debates in the Commons at a time when Parliament had placed an embargo on the reporting of political debatesAll letters are fully transcribed and in their original form
Main Description
John Campbell's political letters and writings are here published for the first time, delivering rare and significant insights into eighteenth century English politics and providing a substantial new resource for historians. A unique resource - John Campbell's political letters and other writings are published here for the first time This body of work is a substantial and important new source of information for historians working in the field of mid-eighteenth century politics Provides remarkable insights into the politics of the time, and especially into debates in the Commons at a time when Parliament had placed an embargo on the reporting of political debates All letters are fully transcribed and in their original form

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