HAMMOND, George, 1763-1853, diplomat

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Scope and Content

Correspondence to Hammond from George Canning, John Pitt 2nd Earl of Chatham, Henry Goulburn, Charles Manners-Sutton, William Pitt the younger, William Wilberforce and William Windham.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Hammond (1763-1853) was educated at Merton College, Oxford, and was elected a fellow in 1787. He was secretary to David Hartley the younger at Paris, who was conducting peace negotiations with France and America. Hammond was charge d'affaires at Vienna 1788-1790. In August 1791 Hammond became the first British minister accredited to the United States. He left America in 1795 he returned to London to become foreign under-secretary. Hammond became intimate with his chief at the foreign office Lord Grenville (1759-1834) and the Tory politician George Canning (1770-1827). Hammond was joint editor of the 'Anti-Jacobin'. This journal was founded by George Canning in 1797. The intentions of the journal was to combat the radical political ideas which had emerged as a result of the French Revolution. It appeared weekly from 20th November 1797 to 7th July 1798.

Arrangement

By correspondent as follows: Coll Misc 0698/ 1-10: Letters from George Canning (1770-1827). Coll Misc 0698/ 11-12: Letters from the 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756-1835). Coll Misc 0698/ 13-14: Letters from Henry Goulburn (1784-1856). Coll Misc 0698/ 15-21: Letters from Charles Manners-Sutton (1780-1845). Coll Misc 0698/ 22-26: Letters from William Wilberforce (1759-1833). Coll Misc 0698/ 27-28: Letters from William Windham (1750-1810).

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Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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