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Finding Aid for the Richard Cobden Letters, 1833-1865
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Alphabetical List Of Correspondents

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Cobden Letters,
    Date (inclusive): 1833-1865
    Collection number: 1040
    Creator: Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was born in Dunford, Sussex, England. He was a middle-class manufacturer and MP. He became interested in the Manchester Anti-Corn Law Association in 1838 and helped to transform it into the National Anti-Corn-Law League. Cobden was elected to Parliament in 1841, 1847 and 1859. The collection consists of 225 items, mostly correspondence from Cobden to others concerning his activities as a leader of the Anti-Corn-Law League, 1838-46.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard Cobden Letters (Collection 1040). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964294 

    Biography

    Cobden was born in Dunford, Sussex, England on June 3, 1804; became a middle-class manufacturer and Member of Parliament, advocating free trade, non-intervention in foreign affairs, an end to aristocratic misrule, and a variety of radical political reforms; became interested in the Manchester Anti-Corn Law Association in 1838 and helped to transform it into the National Anti-Corn-Law League; the League agitated for the repeal of the Corn and Provision Laws, which was achieved in 1846 due to the famine in Ireland; elected to Parliament in 1841 and again in 1847, working for international arbitration, financial reform and arms reduction; opposed the conduct of the Crimean War; although defeated in 1857, he returned to Parliament in 1859; he negotiated reciprocal tariff reductions with France, 1860; died in London on April 2, 1865.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 225 items, mostly correspondence from Cobden to others concerning his activities as a leader of the Anti-Corn-Law League, 1838-46. Includes letters to Salis Schwabe, Julie Salis-Schwabe, William Tait, his brothers and sisters, and others. Also includes materials regarding testimonials and a pamphlet by Cobden titled, 1793 and 1853, in three letters.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Letters from Cobden to siblings (Box 1).
    2. Letters from Cobden to Salis Schwabe, 1846-52 (Box 1).
    3. Letters from Cobden to Mme. Julie Salis-Schwabe, 1850-64 (Box 2).
    4. Letters from Cobden to William Tait, 1835-41 (Box 2).
    5. Letters from Cobden to various persons (Box 2).
    6. Notes and printed material (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865--Correspondence.
    Salis-Schwabe, Julie, 1819-1897.
    Tait, William, 1793-1864.
    Anti-Corn-Law League.
    Legislators--England--Archival resources.
    Social reformers--England--Archival resources.
    Corn laws (Great Britain).

    Alphabetical List Of Correspondents

    Note

    (* indicates added entry in numbered collections catalog.)
    Ashley, Lord see Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of.
    * Black, Adam, 1784-1874. 2 letters: Box 2, folders 18 & 24.
    Bunsen, Chevalier 1 copy of letter to: Box 2, folder 8. Also 1 copy of a letter to: Box 2, folder 1
    Cobden, Charles 1 letter: Box 1, folder 4.
    Cobden Frederick W. 20 letters: Box 1, folders 1-8.
    Cobden, Harry 1 letter: Box 1, folder 3.
    Cobden, Katherine 2 letters: Box 1, folder 8.
    Cobden, Millicent 1 letter: Box 1, folder 3.
    Heron, J.S. 1 letter: Box 2, folder 17.
    Kershaw, 1 letter: Box 2, folder 19.
    * Reed, Charles, 1819-1881. 1 letter: Box 2, folder 21.
    Schwabe, Salis 38 letters: Box 1, folders 9-15.
    * Salis-Schwabe, Mme. Julie, 1819-1897. 63 letters: Box 2, folders 1-11.
    * Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of, 1801-1885. 3 letters: Box 2, folders 21, 22 & 26.
    * Tait, William, 1793-1864. 26 letters: Box 2, folders 12-15 (14 letters), 16 (6 letters), 20 (1 letter) & 24 (5 letters)
    Toms, George 3 letters: Box 2, folders 17, 20 & 26.
    * Waghorn, Thomas, 1800-1850. 1 letter: Box 2, folder 20.
    Wood, 1 letter: Box 2, folder 21.