Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1758-09-01
Death 1834-11-10

Biographical notes:

Epithet: of Add MS 38200

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Title: Marquis of Blandford

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Epithet: dramatic writer

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In addition to his service to the government, the second Earl Spencer was one of the major English book collectors of the 19th century and rehabilitated the library of his ancestral home, Althorp in Northamptonshire. He was a trustee of the British Museum and a founder of the Roxburghe Club. Sixty years after his death, Earl Spencer's collections were sold and formed the basis of the John Rylands Memorial Library in Manchester.

From the description of ALS: Althorp [Northamptonshire, Eng.], 1815 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122412755

Title: Duke of Marlborough

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First Lord of Admiralty to George III.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575073

Epithet: writer of plays

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Epithet: of Add MS 40139

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Subjects:

  • Private libraries--19th century
  • Book collecting--19th century
  • Genealogy
  • Book collectors--19th century

Occupations:

  • Book collectors--19th century.--England--Northamptonshire--Althorp

Places:

  • Grenada, the W. Indies (as recorded)
  • Whitchaven, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • Sudbury, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (as recorded)
  • New Forest, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Guadeloupe, Mexico (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Poland, Kingdom of, Europe (as recorded)
  • Havana, Cuba (as recorded)
  • Epping Forest, Essex (as recorded)
  • Whitchaven, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • Liverpool, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • England--Northamptonshire--Althorp (as recorded)
  • Virginia, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts, North America (as recorded)
  • Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire (as recorded)