The material consists of letters about politics, and there is a cutting of a portrait photograph in halftone.
Letters of Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie (1838-1906)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-657
- Dates of Creation1880-1889
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description7 letters, 1 cutting. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationGen. 1983/48-55
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The statesman Charles Thomson Ritchie was born in Dundee on 19 November 1838. He was educated privately and at City of London School. He became MP for Tower Hamlets, 1874-1875, for St.-George's-in-the-East, 1885-1892, and for Croydon in 1895. Ritchie was Financial Secretary to the Admiralty, 1885-1886, President of the Local Government Board, 1886-1892, President of the Board of Trade, 1895-1900, Secretary of State, Home Department, 1900-1902, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1902-1903. Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie, died on 9 January 1906.
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The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who was who ... 1897-1916. London: A. and C. Black, 1920.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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