Nugent-Glover correspondence

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Nugent-Glover correspondence
Dates: 1802-1840
Collection Number: mssHM 83319-83383
Extent: 67 items in one box
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

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[Identification of item], Nugent-Glover Correspondence, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from John Hart Antiquarian Bookseller, Catalogue 101, item 48, December 2016.

Biographical Note

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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, Poem and Ephemera (1 Box) is arranged chronologically. A majority of the correspondence consists of letters from George Nugent Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent, to his former tutor, George Glover; the letters cover the years 1804-1840. There is also a small number of letters from other correspondents, including Mary Anne Nugent Temple Grenville; George Nugent Temple Grenville, Marquess of Buckingham; Mary Elizabeth Nugent Temple Grenville, Marchioness of Buckingham; Thomas Winfield and Frodsham Hodson, both of Brasenose College, Oxford; William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville; and a draft letter from George Glover to “My Lord” concerning a Latin inscription composed by Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich. Also included is a poem written by George Nugent Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent, entitled “The Death of Nelson” (1805, Nov. 23), and three pieces of ephemera: a printed sketch of a dog and two letter covers with wax seals. The letters in the collection are written from, among other locations, Brasenose College, Oxford, London, the House of Commons, Pall Mall, Stowe, The Lilies (Grenville’s Buckinghamshire home), and Corfu (Greece). After tutoring Grenville at Stowe, Glover became his close friend and the correspondence covers much of Grenville’s political, literary and personal life. The main thrust of the letters is the reforming principles that Grenville and Glover shared and their relations with other like-minded people including the Duke of Sussex (often mentioned in the letters). Advancement and patronage, both social and political, are frequent subjects in the letters, whether it is for Grenville himself, Glover or Glover’s son (also named George); among other subjects treated include the position of Roman Catholics, dueling, Freemasonry, the scandals of the Regency, and the ongoing war with Napoleon.

Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex, 1773-1843
Buckingham and Chandos, Richard Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos, Duke of, 1776-1839
Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821
Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805
Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850

Corporate Names

Church of England – Clergy – Conduct of life – 19th century
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons – History – 19th century

Subjects

Administration of estates –- Great Britain –- History -- 19th century
Capital punishment –- Great Britain -– History –- 19th century
Catholic emancipation –- Great Britain –- History –- 19th century
Catholic question –- Great Britain -– History –- 19th century
Dissenters, Religious –- Great Britain -– History -– 19th century
Dueling -– Great Britain -– History -- 19th century
Elections -– Great Britain -– History -– 19th century
Freemasonry -– Great Britain -– History –- 19th century
Infants -– Mortality –- Great Britain -– History –- 19th century
Methodists -– Great Britain –- History –- 19th century
Patronage, Political –- Great Britain –- History –- 19th century
Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Regency –- Great Britain -– History –- 19th century

Geographic Areas

Corfu Island (Greece)
Great Britain -– Politics and government -- 19th century
Great Britain -– Social life and customs -– 19th century

Genre

Ephemera -– Great Britain -– 19th century
Letters (correspondence) -– Great Britain –- 19th century
Poems -– Great Britain –- 19th century


Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, Poem and Ephemera (1802-1840)

 

 HM 83319  [Legge, Edward, 1767-1827]? Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1802, Dec. 15)

Oxford, Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83320  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1804]?, Mar. 7)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83321  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1804, May 10)

[Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng.] (4 p.)
 

 HM 83322  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1804, May 25)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83323  Grenville, Mary Anne Nugent Temple, 1787-1845. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1804], May 27)

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (4 p.). This letter is addressed to "The Revd Benedick Glover."
 

 HM 83324  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1804, Dec. 14)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83325  Buckingham, George Nugent Temple Grenville, Marquess of, 1753-1813. Letter to [George Glover, 1778-1862] (1805, Jan. 3)

Stowe, Bucks., Eng. (1 p.)
 

 HM 83326  Buckingham, Mary Elizabeth Nugent Temple Grenville, Marchioness of, 1758-1812. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1805, July 2)

Stowe, Bucks., Eng. (2 p.)
 

 HM 83327  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1805, Sep. 2)

Stowe, Bucks., Eng. (4 p.). Subjects: George IV, King of Great Britain ; Great Britain -- Social life and customs.
 

 HM 83328  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. The Death of Nelson : [poem] (1805, Nov. 23)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (8 p.). Sent as a letter to George Glover. Subject: Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount.
 

 HM 83329  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1806, Mar. 10)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83330  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1806, Nov. 30)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83331  Winfield, Thomas, approximately 1784-1812. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1807, May 24)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (2 p.). Subject: Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron.
 

 HM 83332  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1807])

(4 p.). Subject: Dueling -- Great Britain -- History.
 

 HM 83333  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1810], Mar. 28)

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (5 p.). Subjects: Napoleon, Emperor of the French ; Peninsular War, 1807-1814.
 

 HM 83334  Buckingham, Mary Elizabeth Nugent Temple Grenville, Marchioness of, 1758-1812. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1810]?, Apr. 17)

Gosfield, Essex, Eng. (2 p.)
 

 HM 83335  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1810, May 14)

Coldham Hall, Suffolk, Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83336  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1811, May 7)

London, Eng. (2 p.)
 

 HM 83337  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1812, Nov. 19)

Stowe, Bucks., Eng. (2 p.). Subjects: Church of England -- Clergy -- Conduct of life ; Dissenters, Religious -- Great Britain ; Methodists -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83338  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1813], Apr. 29)

Aylesbury, Bucks., Eng. Subject: Buckingham, George Nugent Temple Grenville, Marquess of.
 

 HM 83339  Macnamara, Michael. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1813, Sep. 6)

Addington, London, Eng. (1 p.). Followed by: A.N.S. by George Nugent Grenville, Baron Nugent.
 

 HM 83340  Hodson, Frodsham, 1770-1822. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1813, Nov. 23)

Brasenose College, Oxford, Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83341  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1813]?)

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (6 p.)
 

 HM 83342  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1814]?, Apr. 10)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (4 p.). Subject: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French.
 

 HM 83343  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1818, Apr. 13)

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83344  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1819, Mar. 31]?)

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (4 p.). Subject: Great Britain -- Politics and government.
 

 HM 83345  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1819, Mar.?])

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (2 p.). Subject: Politics and government.
 

 HM 83346  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1819, Mar.]?)

House of Commons, London, Eng. (2 p.). Subject: Politics and government.
 

 HM 83347  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1819, [Apr. 12])

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83348  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1819, July 26)

Stowe, Bucks., Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83349  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville, 1759-1834 (1819, Aug. 17)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83350  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1819, Aug. 22)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (4 p.). Subject: Administration of estates -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83351  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1819, Oct. 4)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (3 p.). Subject: Administration of estates -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83352  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1819]?)

House of Commons, London, Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83353  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1820, Nov. 23)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (10 p.). Some pages very fragile, please handle carefully. Subjects: Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV ; Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex ; Freemasonary -- Great Britain ; George IV, King of Great Britain ; Great Britain -- Politics and government.
 

 HM 83354  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1820]?)

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (4 p.). Subjects: Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex… ; Great Britain -- Politics and government.
 

 HM 83355  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1820]?)

Pall Mall, London, Eng. (3 p.). Bottom right corner of final page torn away. Subjects: Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV…Trials, litigation, etc. ; Great Britain -- Politics and government.
 

 HM 83356  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1821, Nov. 21)

Holkham, Norfolk, Eng. (4 p.). Subject: Elections -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83357  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1822, Feb. 1)

Dropmore House, Bucks., Eng. (8 p.). Subjects: Buckingham and Chandos, Richard…, Duke of… ; Elections -- Great Britain ; Great Britain -- Politics and government.
 

 HM 83358  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1822, Apr. 15)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (5 p.). Subjects: Catholic question -- Great Britain ; Great Britain -- Politics and government.
 

 HM 83359  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1822, Aug. 31)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (5 p.). Subjects: Catholic emancipation -- Great Britain ; Catholic question -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83360  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1822, Oct. 19)

North Audley Street, London, Eng. (4 p.). Subjects: Catholic emancipation -- Great Britain ; Infants -- Mortality -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83361  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1823, Jan. 18)

North Audley Street, London, Eng. (8 p.)
 

 HM 83362  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1823, Nov. 17)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (7 p.)
 

 HM 83363  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1824, Jan. 29)

North Audley Street, London, Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83364  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1825]?)

(4 p.)
 

 HM 83365  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1826, Jan. 27)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83366  [Lupin, Robert]? Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1826, Feb. 27)

[War Office], London, Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83367  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1827, Jan. 8)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (4 p.). Subject: Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany…
 

 HM 83368  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1827, Apr.])

(6 p.). Subjects: Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany… ; George IV, King of Great Britain.
 

 HM 83369  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1827, Aug. 22)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83370  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1827, Dec. 10)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (3 p.)
 

 HM 83371  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1828, Apr. 6)

[The Lilies, Bucks., Eng.] (8 p.). Subjects: Catholic emancipation -- Great Britain ; Dissenters, Religious -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83372  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1828]?)

Park Street, London, Eng. (2 p.)
 

 HM 83373  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([approximately 1829]?)

Park Street, London, Eng. (4 p.)
 

 HM 83374  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 ([1830], [May]?)

Treasury, London, Eng. (4 p.). Subject: Great Britain -- Politics and government.
 

 HM 83375  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1833, Dec. 3)

Corfu, Greece (5 p.). This letter is very fragile and brittle -- please handle carefully; the final page is only a fragment, with loss of text.
 

 HM 83376  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1834, Jan. 4)

Corfu, Greece (8 p.). Subject: Augustus Frederick, Prince, Duke of Sussex…
 

 HM 83377  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1834, Feb. 8)

Corfu, Greece (8 p.)
 

 HM 83378  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1834, Mar. 8)

Corfu, Greece (4 p.). Some portions of this letter written in Greek.
 

 HM 83379  [Glover, George, 1778-1862]. Letter to "My Lord" ([approximately 1835]?)

(4 p.). A draft letter on the Latin inscription composed by Henry Bathurst, Bishop of Norwich, for a statue by Chantry at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.
 

 HM 83380  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to [George Glover, 1778-1862] ([approximately 1835]?)

[The Lilies, Bucks., Eng.] (1 p.). Incomplete, final page of letter only.
 

 HM 83381  Nugent, Anne Lucy Grenville, Baroness, -1848. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1840, May 1)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (4 p.). Subject: Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron…
 

 HM 83382  Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850. Letter to George Glover, 1778-1862 (1840, Aug. 19)

The Lilies, Bucks., Eng. (8 p.). Subject: Capital punishment -- Great Britain.
 

 HM 83383  Ephemera - Print of a sketch of a dog, two letter covers with wax seals (1804-1834)

(3 pieces)