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Life of Sir John Lubbock, Lord Avebury

Life of Sir John Lubbock, Lord Avebury
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108076470

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  • The achievements of the polymath Sir John Lubbock (1834–1913) spanned banking, politics, science and philanthropy. First published in 1914, this two-volume biography by Horace G. Hutchinson (1859–1932) traces Lubbock's extraordinary life and career. Hutchinson, who knew his subject in later years, paints a highly favourable portrait of Lubbock's varied accomplishments. Notably, Lubbock became a partner of his father's bank at twenty-two, a Member of Parliament in 1870, and in 1900 received the title of Baron Avebury. Tutored in natural history by Charles Darwin in his youth, he remained fascinated by evolutionary theory: it influenced his archaeological and anthropological work, including Pre-Historic Times as Illustrated by Ancient Remains (1865) and The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man (1870), both reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Volume 1 covers early childhood and major achievements, while Volume 2 is focused on Lubbock's personal and philanthropic interests in later life.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108076470
    • length: 722 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. The Lubbock family
    2. Childhood
    3. Private school
    4. Eton
    5. Introduction to business
    6. Business and science
    7. Science and marriage
    8. 'The origin of species'
    9. Science, and thoughts of parliament
    10. First standing for parliament
    11. Science and archaeology
    12. Member of Parliament
    13. 'St Lubbock's Day'
    14. Science and politics
    15. Various correspondence
    16. Member for London University
    17. The death of Darwin
    18. Second marriage
    19. Mr Gladstone's home rule bill
    20. 'The pleasures of life'
    21. 'Nationalities' and politics
    22. Institution of London County Council
    23. Chairmanship of London County Council
    24. Various activities
    25. Gives up chairmanship of L.C.C. Volume 2:
    26. Bimetallism
    27. At home and abroad
    28. Re-election for London University
    29. 'The Scenery of Switzerland'
    30. Divers public functions
    31. Issue of 'Hundred best books'
    32. Lightening his burdens
    33. Lord Avebury
    34. Purchase of Kingsgate Castle
    35. Political, social and literary
    36. Work in the upper house
    37. Activities at 70 years of age
    38. Anglo-German friendship society
    39. Failing health
    40. Recovered vigour
    41. Addresses in Scotland
    42. Efforts for free trade
    43. A year of uncertain health
    44. Beginning of his last illness
    45. Temporary recovery
    46. Last days

  • Author

    Horace G. Hutchinson

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