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The Croker Papers

The Croker Papers
The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108044615

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  • John Wilson Croker (1780–1857), politician and writer, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied for the bar before moving to London after the Act of Union reduced the opportunities in Ireland for an ambitious young lawyer. He was appointed as Deputy Chief Secretary for Ireland when Sir Arthur Wellesley took command of the Army in Portugal, and subsequently became Secretary to the Admiralty, an important role in wartime. He was noted for his efficiency and honesty, and held the post until 1830, despite changes of government. He was a prolific letter-writer, on professional and personal matters, and almost all his correspondents were men of rank and importance in their field. His papers shed considerable light on Tory politics in the first half of the nineteenth century, as well as covering literary topics, particularly in his later life. This three-volume edition was published in 1884.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108044615
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 75 mm
    • weight: 1.77kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. 1780–1809. Misrepresentations of Mr. Croker's character
    2. 1810–13. Politics in 1810
    3. 1814–16. Passages in King's ships
    4. 1817–18. Unpopularity of the Prince Regent
    5. 1819. Mr. Croker elected for Yarmouth
    6. 1820. Mr. Croker's diary
    7. 1821. Prospects of Peel taking office
    8. 1822. Peel and Canning enter the Cabinet
    9. 1823–4. A new club for literary men and artists
    10. 1825. The Roman Catholic claims
    11. 1826. The panic of 1825
    12. 1827. Lord Liverpool's last illness
    13. 1828. Fall of Lord Goderich. Volume 2:
    14. 1829. The last days of Catholic disabilities
    15. 1830. The new agitation for parliamentary reform
    16. 1831. Mr. Croker's opinions on the reform question
    17. 1832. Last stages of the reform discussion
    18. 1833–4. The first reformed parliament
    19. 1835. The dissolution and the elections
    20. 1836–8. Mr. Croker's literary work in 1836
    21. 1839–40. Difficulties of Lord Melbourne's government
    22. 1841–2. Fall of Lord Melbourne's administration. Volume 3:
    23. 1843–4. Mr. Croker's acquaintance with Samuel Wilberforce
    24. 1845–6. Political events of these two years
    25. 1847. The differences between Mr. Croker and Sir R. Peel
    26. 1848–9. General correspondence of these and preceding years
    27. 1850–1. Louis Philippe in England
    28. 1852–3. The Conservative Party in 1852
    29. 1854. The controversy over Lord John Russell's 'Memoirs of Moore'
    30. 1855–7. Loss of many old friends

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    John Wilson Croker


    Louis J. Jennings

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