Papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rd Bart.: Press Cuttings

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      GB 161 GB 162 Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 445
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      1 box

Scope and Content

Press cuttings, reproductions of earlier printed newspapers and other papers,and duplicates of papers in MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 444.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rd Bart., (1837-1915), philanthropist and colonial governor, wasreturned as Liberal M.P. for King's Lynn, 1865-1868, after marrying Lady Victoria Noel,youngest daughter of the Earl of Gainsborough in 1862, with whom he had five sons andfive daughters. Although unsuccesful in his attempts to re-enter Parliamentafter 1868, he maintained a variety of social interests, from the movement to save Epping Forest (begun in 1866), through membership of the ChurchMissionary Society, to his presidency of the British and ForeignAnti-Slavery Society (from 1899). From 1895 to 1898, he served as Governor ofSouth Australia, and was created GCMG in recognition of his services. Hespent the last part of his life on his estates in Cromer, Norfolk.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 570 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Related Material

The papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bart. are held in the library(ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 444). The library also holds the records of the Anti-Slavery Society, 1820-1951 (refs. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 16-24; Micr. U.S.A. 187-188; MSS. Amer. r. 1).

Additional Information

Some originals of the duplicated mss. material forms part of the Papers of SirThomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bart., held in the library (ref. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 444).