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MSS SC 11

Title: Sir George Otto Trevelyan fonds

Dates: 1877

Extent: 0.1 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch: Sir George Otto Trevelyan 2nd Bt. (1838-1928) was a British historian and politician. He served as a Whig member of the House of Commons from 1865-1879. He was the secretary for Ireland (1882-1884) and Scotland (1886 and 1892-1895). He was critical of George III and interested in American Revolutionary leaders. As a historian and author he wrote several books, one of which was a biography of his uncle entitled The Life and Letters of Lord Macauly (1908). This book resulted in his well known four-volume, American Revolution (1899-1907).

Scope and Content: Fonds consists of a one page handwritten letter to Mr. Steinthal London, 3 February 1877. The letter discusses literature, Trevelyan's reading interests and includes comments on the contemporary British political scene.

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.