Correspondence of George Howard, 7th Earl Carlisle

Administrative / Biographical History

George Howard (1802-1864) was the 7th Earl of Carlisle, and also known as Viscount Morpeth until he succeeded his father to the earldom. He was a British politician, representing Morpeth from 1826 to 1830, Yorkshire between 1830-1832, and the West Riding of Yorkshire on two occasions, between 1832-41 and 1846-1848.

He held several offices during his time in Parliament, including the Chief Secretary of Ireland, First Commissioner of Wood and Forests, and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1855 he was made a Knight of the Garter.