Series One: The Papers and Correspondence of Charles James Fox, 1749-1806
From the British Library, London Additional Manuscripts 47559-47581 and Holland House Papers Additional Manuscripts 51457-51475
The controversial figure of Charles James Fox dominated opposition politics in the period from the War of American Independence to his death in 1806. He was one of the most brilliant Parliamentary orators in an age renowned for eloquence. He has assumed a revered place in the radical mythology of the 19th century.
The full range of Fox's activities and involvement's are revealed in this unique microform edition of his papers and correspondence. There are letters to and from Lord North, George III, the Prince of Wales (George IV), and a wide variety of other major political and cultural figures of the period. There is documentation of his ministerial experience as Foreign Secretary under Rockingham, and of his long period of opposition to the Pitt governments of 1784-1806.
Series One: 15 reels
Series Two: The Papers of Sir James Graham, Home Secretary, Statesman and Reformer
The 40 years of continual intrigue, which dominated the career of Sir James Graham, have aroused considerable interest. During this time he witnessed and influenced the rise and fall of innumerable great statesmen.
He was also, and perhaps more importantly, noted as an advanced reformer. He was unique in serving on the committees for both the First Reform Bill and the Repeal of the Corn Laws. He was undoubtedly powerful, serving as First Lord of the Admiralty under both Lord Grey and Lord Aberdeen, and, notoriously, as Home Secretary during the Chartist Disturbances in the premiership of Robert Peel.
Part One: General Series, 1820-1860
Part Two: Old Files Series, 1829-1834; Irish Files, 1842-1846
Series Two: 42 reels
Complete Collection: 58 reels
"This collection of Fox papers, brought together from different collections in the British Library, will provide the 18th century scholar and student with a most useful and illuminating source."