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Yorke (Charles Philip) family correspondence
MS 270  
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Description
This collection consists of correspondence from 19th century British politician Charles Philip Yorke to various family members and fellow politicians. The collection also contains letters from Yorke's brother, Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke, to Charles. Most of the correspondence concerns British political events of the early 1800s, most notably the ministries of Henry Addington and William Pitt the Younger.
Background
Charles Philip Yorke was the son of the Hon. Charles Yorke, and the grandson of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke. He served as a Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire from 1790-1810, then for Liskeard from 1812-1818. He was appointed Secretary at War in 1801, and served as Home Secretary from 1803-1804. He also served as the First Lord of the Admiralty from 1810-1812.
Extent
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
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Availability
The collection is open for research.