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MSS SC 17

Title: W.E. Gladstone fonds

Dates: 1863

Extent: 0.1 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch: William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) was elected Tory MP for Newark in December 1832. Two years later he was appointed as the Junior Lord of the Treasury and in 1835 as the Under-Secretary at the Colonial Office. In 1841 Gladstone was appointed Vice-President of the Board of Trade and President in 1843. In 1845 he resigned and rejoined Government later that year as Colonial Secretary. When the Tory Party broke apart in 1846, Gladstone became a Liberal-Conservative. He returned to parliament as MP for Oxford University in 1874. In 1859 he became Chancellor of the Exchequer and remained in that position until 1865. As the leader of the Liberal Party he became Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the following years: 1868-74; 1880-85; 1886; and 1892-94. Grub is the author of An ecclesiastical history of Scotland: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time (1861).

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of one letter from W.E. Gladstone to George Grub, A.M. (1812-1892) dated June 22, 1863, London. In the letter Gladstone demonstrates considerable support for Mr. Cheyne's work in the Church.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.