Charles Philip Yorke family correspondence

Finding aid prepared by Serena Rodholm, 2017.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Phillip Yorke family correspondence
Date (inclusive): 1803-1831
Collection Number: MS 270
Creator: Yorke, Charles Philip, 1764-1834
Creator: Yorke, Joseph Sydney, Sir, 1768-1831
Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence from 19th century British politician Charles Philip Yorke to various family members and fellow politicians. The collection also contains letters from Yorke's brother, Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke, to Charles. Most of the correspondence concerns British political events of the early 1800s, most notably the ministries of Henry Addington and William Pitt the Younger.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Charles Philip Yorke family correspondence (MS 270). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Serena Rodholm in 2017.
Processing of the Charles Philip Yorke family correspondence was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

Charles Philip Yorke was the son of the Hon. Charles Yorke, and the grandson of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke. He served as a Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire from 1790-1810, then for Liskeard from 1812-1818. He was appointed Secretary at War in 1801, and served as Home Secretary from 1803-1804. He also served as the First Lord of the Admiralty from 1810-1812.
Sir Joseph Sidney Yorke was Charles Philip Yorke's younger brother. He joined the navy at the age of 11, and served during the American Revolutionary, French Revolutionary, and Napoleonic Wars. He was knighted in 1805 by King George III, and was promoted to Admiral of the Blue in 1830.
Charles Philip Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke, was the eldest son of Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke, and served in the Navy from 1815-1870, rising to the rank of Admiral.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence from 19th century British politician Charles Philip Yorke to various family members and fellow politicians. Materials in the collection also include letters from Yorke's brother, Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke, and a naval report from his nephew, Charles Philip Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke.
Most of the correspondence concerns British political events of the early 1800s, most notably the ministries of Henry Addington and William Pitt the Younger. Also included is a letter from conservative activist John Reeves to Yorke, as well as two letters from George IV.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Addington, Henry, Viscount Sidmouth, 1757-1844
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Politicians -- Great Britain.
Yorke, Charles Philip, 1764-1834
Yorke, Charles Philip, Earl of Hardwicke, 1799-1873
Yorke, Joseph Sydney, Sir, 1768-1831

Genres and Forms of Materials

Correspondence.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Charles Philip Yorke to Family and Friends 1804-1829

Box 1, Folder 2

Charles Philip Yorke to Other Politicians circa 1803-1811

Box 1, Folder 3

George IV to Charles Philip Yorke (marked 'Copy') 1810

Box 1, Folder 4

John Reeves to Charles Philip Yorke 1806

Box 1, Folder 5

Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke to Charles Philip Yorke 1806

Box 1, Folder 6

Report from Admiral Sir Thomas Foley on the HMS Alligator captained by Charles Yorke 1831