Correspondence of Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Grant was a Scottish politician and colonial administrator. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1811 as an MP for Inverness Burghs. He was Lord of the Treasury from 1813-1819 when he became Chief Secretary for Ireland and a Privy Counsellor. In 1823 he was appointed Vice President of the Board of Trade, and from September 1827 to June 1828 he was President of the Board of Trade and Treasurer of the Navy. He was President of the Board of Control under Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne from November 1830 to November 1834. In April 1835 he became Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, and was created Baron Glenelg, of Glenelg in the County of Inverness. In February 1839 he resigned. He died in France in April 1866.