Jenkinson, Charles, 1st Earl of Liverpool

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript volumes containing 'An abstract of the total number of ships with their tonnage which have been registered in the British Dominions in pursuance of the Acts [of Parliament]...Distinguishing such as are British built, such as are foreign built, and such as are Prizes made free, and distinguishing the Ports at which they have been respectively registered', with a volume devoted to each year between 1788 and 1793. Includes a commentary on the statistics given, and dedicatory epistle in Volume I to King George III.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Jenkinson (1727-1808) became private secretary to the 3rd Earl of Bute, favourite of George III, in 1760. In 1763, having been elected to Parliament, Jenkinson was appointed Joint Secretary of the Treasury. Chosen as Vice-Treasurer for Ireland in 1773, he became a member of the Privy Council. Later he was Master of the Royal Mint (1775-78) and, during the American Revolution, Secretary at War (1778-82). During the first ministry (from 1783) of the William Pitt the younger, Jenkinson proved an invaluable adviser. In 1786 he was appointed chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster and president of the Board of Trade. A member of the Cabinet from 1791, he became an invalid about 1801, ceased to attend Cabinet meetings, and by the middle of 1804 had resigned all his offices. He was created Baron Hawkesbury in 1786 and Earl of Liverpool in 1796. Publications: A Discourse on the conduct of the Government of Great Britain in respect to neutral nations during the present war (R. Griffiths: London, 1758); A Collection of all the Treaties of Peace, Alliance, and Commerce between Great-Britain and other Powers; from the Treaty signed at Munster in 1648, to the Treaties signed at Paris in 1783. To which is prefixed a Discourse on the conduct of the Government of Great-Britain in respect to neutral nations (London, 1785); A Treatise on the Coins of the Realm [Oxford, 1798?]; Constitutional Maxims, extracted from a discourse on the establishment of a National and Constitutional Force (London, 1757).

Arrangement

Single item.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folios. Bound in morocco.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Separated Material

The British Library, London, holds correspondence and papers (Ref: Add MSS 38190-475, 38489, 38564-78, 38580, 59772, 61818), correspondence with William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, 1771-1807 (Ref: Add MSS 34412-457), correspondence with Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, 1786-1806, letters to William Wyndham Grenville, Lord Grenville, 1786-1800 (Ref: Add MS 58935), correspondence with George Grenville, 1757-1766 (Ref: Add MS 57809), and letters to Francis Godolphin Osbourne, 5th Duke of Leeds, 1786-1793 (Ref: Add MSS 28061-67); the William R Perkins Library, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, has correspondence and papers (Ref: 18E; 6873); Rothamsted Experimental Station Library, Harpenden, contains correspondence with Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, 1797-1804; North Yorkshire County Record Office, Northallerton, holds letters to Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton, 1784-1796 (Ref: ZBO); Birmingham City Archives has letters to the Boulton family, 1788-1805 (Ref: Matthew Boulton papers); Sheffield Archives contain correspondence with Edmund Burke, 1780-1794 (Ref: WWM); the Public Record Office, London, contains correspondence with General Sir Henry Clinton, 1778-1782 (Ref: PRO30/55) and letters to William Pitt (Ref: PRO30/8); the Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, holds correspondence with John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, 1786-1790 (Ref: U269) and letters to William Pitt, 1793-1795 (Ref: U1590/S5/O2/15);the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, has correspondence with Charles Erskine, 1761-1762 (Ref: GD32); the Huntington Library, California, USA, contains letters to Edmond Sexton, 1st Viscount Pery; the Lewis Walpole Library, Connecticut, USA, has letters to Edward Weston, 1761-1762.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

This manuscript was formerly in the library of George Chalmers (1742-1825), and contains his bookplate.