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Correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, 1831-68, n.d.

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MS. Eng. d. 3868

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Comprises letters to:
  1. (fols. 68-9) Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, 1831
  2. (fol. 73) Sir David Brewster, n.d.
  3. (fols. 74-5) [ Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton?], 1831
  4. (fol. 76) unidentified concerning an index for the 'Oxfordshire Flora', 1832
  5. (fols. 92-3) J. Robinson, July 1833
  6. (fol. 111) [Edinburgh University?] recommending James Forbes for the Professorship of Natural Philosophy, [1832]
  7. (fols. 150-1) Sir Thomas Bloomfield, Dec. 1832
  8. (fol. 152) unidentified concerning the death of his mother Lady Anne Harcourt, [Dec. 1832]
  9. (fols. 153-62) Dean of Ely, n.d.
  10. (fols. 163-4) William Whewell, n.d.
  11. (fol. 174) Sir Henry ?, n.d.
  12. (fols. 175-7) unidentified, n.d.
  13. (fols. 178-9) unidentified, n.d.
  14. (fols. 182-3) unidentified, n.d.
  15. (fols. 184-7) unidentified, n.d.
  16. (fols. 188-9) his brother George Granville Harcourt, 1853
  17. (fols. 192-3) George Shann, [c. Nov. 1853]
  18. (fols. 236-7) unidentified [Oxford Professor of Theology?], n.d.
  19. (fols. 240-9) the Nuneham Courtenay tenants concerning the general election and the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, July 1868
  20. (fols. 250-79) George Wilson, [Apr.-May 1850]
  21. (fols. 280-1) unidentified, n.d.
  22. (fols. 282-95) the Oxfordshire electors amongst his servants concerning the general election and the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, July 1868
  23. (fols. 296-310) George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, July 1867
  24. (fols. 311-12) unidentified MP concerning the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, Mar. 1868
  25. (fols. 313-16) unidentified, n.d.
  26. (fols. 317-21) Sir David Dundas, May 1868
(fols. 190-1) letter from George Shann, Nov. 1853

correspondence and papers concerning the Yorkshire Philosophical Society:
  1. (fols. 3-36) correspondence concerning the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and the acquisition of a site for the construction of the Yorkshire Museum, including correspondence with (fols. 5-6, 9-10) Lord GranvilleSomerset
  2. (fols. 11-16) Lord Francis Leveson-Gower
  3. (fols. 39-40) memorial to the Home Office concerning the recovery of coins and relics, n.d.
  4. (fols. 41-65) drafts of an address and paper by Vernon-Hacourt on the history of societies, n.d.
correspondence and papers concerning the British Association for the Advancement of Science
  1. (fols. 37-8) letter to unidentified concerning the Aberdeen Scale, n.d.
  2. (fols. 66-7) draft letter to unidentified concerning proposals to create the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  3. (fols. 70-1) draft letter to Charles Babbage concerning the inaugural meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. in York, Aug. 1831
  4. (fols. 77-80) draft letter to unidentified concerning the publication of a volume of reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  5. (fols. 81) draft letter to [ Thomas Romney Robinson?] concerning the recommendation of the British Association for the Advancement of Science's Mathematical and Physical Committee for the procurement of observations on terristerial magnetism in England, [1832?]
  6. (fol. 82) draft letter to unidentified concerning the recommendation of the British Association for the Advancement of Science's Mathematical and Physical Committee concerning research into the electro-magnetic condition of metalliferous veins, [1832?]
  7. (fols. 83-4) draft letter to unidentified requesting the preparation of a report, for the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting to be held in Oxford, on the state and progress on physical and practical astronomy, n.d.
  8. (fols. 85-6) draft letter to unidentified concerning the publication of a report in the Transactions of the British Association for the Advancement of Science,[1833]
  9. (fol. 87) draft letter to unidentified concerning the printing of the Transactions of the British Association for the Advancement of Science by John Murray, [1833]
  10. (fols. 88-91) drafts of letters to [Dominique Fran├žois Jean] Arago concerning meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  11. (fols. 94-5) draft letter to unidentified concerning the establishment of a correspondence between the British Association for the Advancement of Science and a committee of scientists to be formed in India, n.d.
  12. (fols. 96-9) correspondence with [August De La Riva?] concerning his election as correspondence member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  13. (fols. 101-2) letter to William Clark concerning his presentation of a report on physiology at the Edinburgh meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Jan. 1834
  14. (fols. 103-6) draft letter to unidentified concerning the founding of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  15. (fols. 107-10) drafts of letters to Sir Roderick Murchison, n.d.
  16. (fols. 165-73) drafts of letters to Sir Robert Peel, July 1838, n.d.
  17. (fol. 180-1) letter to Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, concerning Brougham's address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science claiming Henry Cavendish to be the discoverer of the composition of water, Feb. 1840
correspondence and papers concerning schools and education:
  1. (fols. 194-202) drafts of a memorial concerning the establishment of a new training school for teachers for the dioceses of York and Ripon, n.d.
  2. (fols. 203-4) resolution of the Joint Board of the National Society for the Dioceses of York and Ripon for the amalgamation of the training and agricultural schools, n.d.
  3. (fols. 205-6) draft letter to Richard Baxter concerning the maintenance of a training school for the dioceses of York and Ripon and the training of teachers for Church of England schools, n.d.
  4. (fols. 207-8) draft letter to Lord ? concerning the management of the [York?] training school
  5. (fols. 209-12) letter to George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, concerning the York training school, Dec. 1839
  6. (fols. 222-3) letter to [ George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle?] concerning the Reformatory Society of the North and East Ridings, Feb. 1855
  7. (fols. 224-5) letter to unidentified concerning the establishment of the [Castle Howard?] Reformatory School and the attendance of Catholics and Dissenters, Oct. 1855
  8. (fols. 226-7) letter to E.J. Collins concerning the establisment of the [Castle Howard?] Reformatory School, Oct. 1855
  9. (fols. 228-9) letter to Lord ? concerning religious instruction in reformartory schools, n.d.
  10. (fols. 230-3) abstract of a report on the governance of the [Castle Howard?] Reformatory School, n.d.
  11. (fols. 234-5) draft proposals for the creation of a new school [the Castle Howard Reformatory School?]. n.d.
  12. (fols. 238-9) letter to the Lord Mayor [of York?] concerning the Castle Howard Reformatory School, n.d.
with other papers:
  1. (fols. 1-2) Vernon Harcourt's naval journal, [Nov.-Dec. 1801]
  2. (fols. 112-13) list of Vernon Harcourt's contributions to philosophical magazines, 1826-39
  3. (fols. 115-49) paper by Vernon Hacourt entitled 'A view of the endowments of Cathedrals, with suggestions for carrying their original intentions into fuller effect', n.d.
  4. (fols. 213-20) 'Memorial of the Dean' in Chapter of York respecting the share of the fabric of York Minster in the common estates, n.d.
  5. (fol. 221) paper on prohibiting the sale of poisons, n.d.
  6. (fol. 322) offprint of article 'On the Construction of a Perfectly Achromatic Telescope' by George Gabriel Stokes, discussing a glass prepared by Vernon Harcourt, Sept. 1874

Dates

  • 1831-68, n.d.

Extent

326 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Eng. d. 3868

Separated Materials

Notes by Edward William Harcourt which were loose in the volume at fols. 68, 74, 103-4, 169, 288 are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 39-45.

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