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|Title||Finding aid for Collection of William Ewart Gladstone, 1833-1915.|
|Creator||Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898.|
|Extent||913 pieces. 16 boxes.|
|Biographical Note||William Ewart Gladstone, prime minister and author, was born in Liverpool, on Dec. 29, 1809; the fifth child and youngest son of Sir John Gladstone and Anne Mackenzie Gladstone. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, in preparation for a future in the British political world. He married Catherine Glynne, whom he met in Rome, in 1839, and together they had eight children. Gladstone was first elected to Parliament in January 1833, and over the next sixty years was involved in the political life of Great Britain as an M.P., Chancellor of the Exchequer, Leader of the Opposition, and, four times as Prime Minister (1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, 1892-1894). He retired from politics on Mar. 3, 1894, to live mainly at his home, Hawarden Castle in Flintshire (now Clwyd), Wales, as well as to travel and write. In March 1898, Gladstone was diagnosed with cancer of the palate, and on May 19, 1898, he died from the disease at Hawarden.|
|Scope and Content||The collection consists of a small number of manuscripts by and about Gladstone, as well as photographs, engravings, prints and ephemera. The bulk of the collection is made up of letters by Gladstone, which deal mainly with British politics and business; there is also a small amount of personal letters by various other members of the Gladstone family. Other correspondents represented in the collection include: A.J.B Beresford Hope, Patrick William Campbell, Sir John Cowan, John Nielson Gladstone, Abraham Hayward, Henry and Catherine Holiday, Stafford Henry Northcote (Earl of Iddesleigh), George Cornewall Lewis, Henry William Primrose, Archibald Philip Primrose (Earl of Rosebery), and Robert Lowe (Viscount Sherbrooke).|
|Notes||For any questions about the collection, including specific reproduction requests, please contact the Curator of British Historical Manuscripts.|
|Provenance||Gift of John A. Schutz, May 5, 2006.|
Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898 -- Archives.
Peel, Robert, 1788-1850.
Great Britain. Parliament -- Elections -- History -- 19th century.
Campaign management -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Political campaigns -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Business letters Great Britain 19th century. (aat)
Ephemera Great Britain 19th century. (aat)
Letters (correspondence) Great Britain 19th century. (aat)
Manuscripts Great Britain 19th century. (aat)
Personal papers Great Britain 19th century. (aat)
Photographs Great Britain 19th century. (aat)
Beresford Hope, A. J. B. (Alexander James Beresford), 1820-1887.
Campbell, Patrick William.
Cowan, John, Sir, 1814-1900.
Gladstone, John Neilson, 1807-1863.
Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884.
Holiday, Catherine Raven, d. 1924.
Holiday, Henry, 1839-1927.
Iddesleigh, Stafford Henry Northcote, Earl of, 1818-1887.
Lewis, George Cornewall, Sir, 1806-1863.
Primrose, Henry William, Sir, 1846-1923.
Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929.
Sherbrooke, Robert Lowe, Viscount, 1811-1892.
|Department||Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Manuscripts Department.|
|Call Number||mssGLA 1-759|
|Accession Number||mss 02384.|
|Physical Collection||Collection of William Ewart Gladstone|
|Digital Collection||Finding Aids, Huntington Digital Library|
|Physical Description||55 p.|
|Digitization Specifications||Original finding aid converted into PDF document by B. Black, 2011-10-03.|
|Original Finding Aid||Finding aid prepared by Mary L. Robertson and Gayle M. Richardson, June 11, 2010.|
|Citation Information||Finding aid for William Ewart Gladstone Collection, Huntington Digital Library, San Marino, California.|
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|Cataloging Notes||Organized in the following manner: 1. Manuscripts (Box 1); 2. Correspondence (Boxes 2-14); 3. Photographs, Engravings, Prints (Box 15); 4. Ephemera (Box 15); 5. Red Gilt Album (Box 16); arranged alphabetically and chronologically.|