Greville memoirs

Scope and Content

Index of passages in the diaries of Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville which were suppressed in the published memoirs. The compiler of this index is unknown, but it was probably undertaken soon after the publication of the last volumes of the incomplete edition of the Memoirs in 1887.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794-1865) was a member of a younger branch of the family of the Earls of Warwick. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, before beginning his career as private secretary to Earl Bathurst. He was Clerk to the Privy Council from 1821 to 1859, where he came into contact with all of the leading politicians of the time. This knowledge informed his diaries, which are recognised as the best contemporary political commentary of the period. Greville's diaries were published with omissions between 1875 and 1887, and a full publication edited by Lytton Strachey and Roger Fulford was made in 1938.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given by the Courtauld Institute, via Miss A.L. Wyatt, in 1961.

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Archivist's Note

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

Separated Material

Further material relating to Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville may be found in the British Library, London; the Bodleian Library, Oxford University; Harrowby Manuscripts Trust, Stafford; Woburn Abbey; the Public Record Office, Kew; the Huntington Library, California; West Sussex Record Office; Keele University Library; Durham University Library; and Southampton University Library.

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