Brougham and Vaux, Henry Brougham, Baron, 1778-1868

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Birth 1778-09-19
Death 1868-05-07
Britons
English, Latin

Biographical notes:

Henry Brougham was born and raised in Edinburgh, attended Edinburgh University, practiced law in the city, and co-founded the influential Edinburgh Review. In 1803 he moved to London, becoming associated with the radical left wing of the Whig Party. He also practiced law in London, and was appointed to the House of Commons in 1810, establishing himself as one of the leading radicals in Parliament and holding several important positions. He supported education reform and the abolition of slavery, and was given a peerage in 1830. After the Whigs lost power, he retired to Cannes, where he was known as a colorful personality, an orator, and a wit. He designed the four-wheeled carriage that bears his name (brougham).

From the description of Henry Brougham correspondence and portrait, 1839-1865. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61387421

English statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Lord Vere, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623327

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to "My dear L.", [ca. 1847]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622993

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Dr. S. Monkmore , [postmarked 1844 Jan. 24]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622996

From the description of Autograph letters signed (15) : various places, to various recipients, 1825 Aug. 20-1856 June 30 and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858676

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "House of Lords", to "My dear A.", [no year]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622328

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "House of Lords," to D. Robertson, [ca. 1846 Feb. 27]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622332

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified correspondent, 1828 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623139

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brougham [Westmorland], to "My dear Ld. Bishop", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270622098

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brougham, to "Lady Anne", [n.d., ca. 1820 Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870429

Brougham, a Scotish jurist and politician, served as Queen Caroline's attorney general at her trial (1820), and as Lord Chancellor (1830-1834) under William IV. He was a founder of the Edinburgh Review (1802) and of London University (1828).

From the description of Letters, 1847- ca. 1860. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337946

British statesman.

From the description of Papers, 1799-1957. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38247254

Brougham was an English law reformer.

From the description of Portrait and autograph, ca. 1825. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78434985

British public official and jurist.

From the description of Henry Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux, correspondence, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451718

Lord Chancellor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to M. Arago, 1847 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623133

British political leader, a member of Parliament from 1810-1834, who supported reforms and humanitarian causes; he also helped found the Edinburgh Review and wrote some scientific treatises.

From the description of Henry Brougham letters, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936798

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Scottish writer, scientist, lawyer, Whig politician and abolitionist. His 1808 critique -- in the Edinburgh Review, which he co-founded -- of Byron's Hours of Idleness prompted the poet to respond with English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. Brougham acted as legal adviser to Queen Caroline, and his brilliant defense led to her acquittal at her trial in 1820. He helped establish the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, London University, and as a reformer did much work in addressing issues of law reform, slavery, and education in Great Britain.

From the description of Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux manuscript material : 10 items (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76945487

From the guide to the Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux manuscript material : 15 items, 1802-1859, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

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