Correspondence between George Nugent Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent and George Glover, 1802-1840; also included are a small number
of other correspondents, a poem and ephemera.
George Nugent Grenville was the younger son of George Nugent Temple, 1st Marquess of Buckingham and Mary Elizabeth Nugent;
Grenville succeeded to the peerage in 1812, upon the death of his mother, as 2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown. He was tutored
at Stowe by George Glover and matriculated in April 1804 at Brasenose College, Oxford. Entering Parliament in 1810 as an MP
for Buckingham, he remained with the Whigs when the Grenvilles broke with them. He grew increasingly radical over the years
as he argued for reform, religious liberty, and anti-slavery causes. In 1832 he was appointed Lord High Commissioner of the
Ionian Islands, a position he held for three years; upon his return to England he lost a number of elections until he was
returned for Aylesbury in 1842. Throughout his political career Grenville also pursued literary and scholarly pursuits; on
September 6, 1813, he married Anne Lucy Poulett, they had no living children so the title became extinct upon Grenville’s
death on November 26, 1850. George Glover (1778-1862) was the tutor of George Grenville and, later, Archdeacon of Sudbury;
he married in May 1804 and had numerous children.
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