VILLIERS, Charles Pelham, 1802-1898, Politician

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Letters to Charles Villiers, most from Edward Hyde Villiers on family and political matters. The letters are largely undated and in considerable disorder. Many are incomplete.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Pelham Villiers, 1802-1898, was educated at Haileybury and St. Johns College, Cambridge, becoming a barrister at Lincolns Inn in 1827. He held Benthamite political views, and enjoyed a long career in public service and Parliament. In 1832, he was a Poor Law Commissioner, and from 1833 to 1852, an official of the court of Chancery. He served as an MP for Wolverhampton from 1835 to 1898, during which time he worked towards free trade and opposed the Corn Law and home rule for Ireland. He also served as Judge-Advocate General, 1852-1858, Privy Councillor, 1853, and President of the Poor Law board, 1859-1866.


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Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 29, 2002

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LSE also holds Thornely / Villiers correspondence, (Ref: SR 1094).