Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834

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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.

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Epithet: writer of plays

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creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Autograph letter signed : "St. James' Place," to John Flaxman, 1814 Jan. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Frognall Dibdin papers, 1798-1836. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Botfield, Beriah, 1807-1863. Letter: 1834 Nov. 19, London, to David Laing / Beriah Botfield. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820. Sir Joseph Banks papers, 1763-1830 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pulteney, James, Sir, ca. 1751-1811. Autograph letter signed : Bruton Street, to Earl Spencer, [after 1801] May. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Egmont, Bridget (Wynne) Perceval, Countess of, d. 1826. [Letterbook], 1793-1800. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Letter: 1831 Apr. 23, London, to David Laing / Spencer. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Spencer, John Poyntz Spencer, Earl, 1835-1910. Letter from John Poyntz Spencer, Earl Spencer, with related Spencer family material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn DANCES, marches, and other arrangements for harpsichord or spinet. The only composers named are George Spencer, Dr. Croft, Handel, and Papusch; but some of the anonymous pieces have been identified as the compositions of John Eccles, Francesco Mancin... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XII (ff. 388). 18 June-Dec. 1763.includes:f. 1 John Skelton: Letter to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1763. f. 2 1770 Sackville, 1st Viscount Sackville 1782; afterwards Germain (Lord George): Correspondence with the lst Earl of Liverpool: 1762-178... British Library
referencedIn Buckminster, J. S. (Joseph Stevens), 1784-1812. Papers, 1806 April 24-1807 Aug. 7. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Letter: 1829 Feb. 3, London, to David Laing / Spencer. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Autograph letter signed, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Autograph letter signed : London, to Antoine Augustine Renouard, 1823 Nov. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815. ALS : London, to John Boydell, 1800 Feb. 28. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn George Wiley Sherburn collection of letters and documents, 1655-1834. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Letter: 1826 Sept. 25, Althorp [Northamptonshire], to David Laing / Spencer. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf 'A return ticket to the International Exhibition', farce in one act by George Spencer and W. James. Licence sent 2 August 1862 for performance at the St. James's. For another version, see Add 53014 P. Published in Lacy’s, vol. 99, no. 1474.ff. 37... British Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Autograph document signed, a list of names for a ceremony : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820. Sir Joseph Banks papers, 1763-1830 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Roxburghe Club album, 1807-1936. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. XIII (ff. 376). Jan.-June, 1764.includes:f. 1 Sir John Turner, 3rd Baronet of Warham; Lord of the Treasury: Correspondence with the lst Earl of Liverpool: 1764. ff. 2, 13, 33, 42, 60, 72, 80, 147, 148, 159, 168, 224, 248 Joseph Salvador, mercha... British Library
referencedIn Botfield, Beriah, 1807-1863. Letter: 1835 Jan. 15, St. Leonard's [Edinbrgh] to David Laing, 49 South Bridge, Edinburgh / Beriah Botfield. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Sir Joseph Banks papers, 1763-1830 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834,. Autograph letter signed from George John Spencer, Earl of Spencer, Bath, to W. Hayley [manuscript], 1796 June 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. Xl (ff. 362). Oct. 1762-16 June, 1763.City of Paris: Papers rel. to Peace of: 1763.Louis XV of France: Correspondence rel. to negotiations with England and Spain: 1761-1763.Charles III of Spain: Correspondence rel. to negotiations with England ... British Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Autograph letter signed : Admiralty, to Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 1800 Aug. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Tabor Kempe Papers, 1678-1782 (bulk 1752-1774) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. ALS: Althorp [Northamptonshire, Eng.], 1815 Dec. 19. Grolier Club
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Vol. xix. (ff. 430). Jan.-22 Apr. 1790.Prussia; Sovereigns of: Negociations with England and Holland conc. a general peace: 1790.Netherlands, United Provinces: Correspondence, etc., of Lord Auckland while Minister at the Hague: 1790-1793.includes:ff.... British Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834,. Autograph letter unsigned from George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, to Charles Mathews, 1822 April 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Knopwood, Robert, 1763-1838. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Letter: 1829 Mar. 28, London, to David Laing / Spencer. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Letter: 1832 May 25, Althorp [Northamptonshire], to David Laing / Spencer. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Thomas Frognall Dibdin papers, 1798-1836. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834,. Autograph letter signed from George John Spencer, Earl Spencer, Althorp, to George Steevens [manuscript], 1791 June 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834,. Autograph letter signed from George John Spencer, Earl Spencer, Wimbledon Park, to William Hayley? [manuscript], 1795 August 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Autograph letter signed, 1796 Jul. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn A CATALOGUE Of the early editions in the library of the Duke of Marlborough, at Blenheim; alphabetically arranged. Folio. [11,512.] British Library
referencedIn Grenville, Thomas, 1755-1846. Thomas Grenville manuscript material : 3 items, 1794-1806 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Shakespeare Society correspondence [manuscript], 1821-1822. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Spencer, George John Spencer, Earl, 1758-1834. Autograph letter signed : Althorp, to the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, 1824 Dec. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Relation Name
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820. person
associatedWith Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland). corporateBody
associatedWith Botfield, Beriah, 1807-1863. person
associatedWith Buckminster, J. S. (Joseph Stevens), 1784-1812. person
associatedWith Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815. person
associatedWith Cremin, Robert, person
associatedWith Cremin, Robert, Mrs, person
associatedWith Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847, person
associatedWith Diodati, Giovanni, 1576-1649. person
associatedWith Drummond (Family). family
associatedWith Egmont, Bridget (Wynne) Perceval, Countess of, d. 1826. person
associatedWith Flaxman, John, 1755-1826, person
associatedWith Fleming, John F. (John Francis), 1910- person
associatedWith Grenville, Thomas, 1755-1846. person
correspondedWith Hayley, William, 1745-1820 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794 person
associatedWith Knopwood, Robert, 1763-1838. person
correspondedWith Mathews, Charles, 1776-1835 person
associatedWith Pitt, Mr., fl. 1796 person
associatedWith Pulteney, James, Sir, ca. 1751-1811, person
associatedWith Renouard, Ant. Aug. (Antoine Augustin), 1765-1853, person
associatedWith Rose, Samuel, 1767-1804 person
associatedWith Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Sherburn, George Wiley, 1884- person
associatedWith Spencer, John Poyntz Spencer, Earl, 1835-1910. person
correspondedWith Steevens, George, 1736-1800 person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Grenada, the W. Indies
Whitchaven, Cumberland
Sudbury, Suffolk
Glasgow, Scotland
New Forest, Hampshire
Scotland, United Kingdom
Guadeloupe, Mexico
Netherlands, Europe
Poland, Kingdom of, Europe
Havana, Cuba
Epping Forest, Essex
Whitchaven, Cumberland
Paris, France
Liverpool, Lancashire
England--Northamptonshire--Althorp
Virginia, U.S.A.
Massachusetts, North America
Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Subject
Private libraries--19th century
Book collecting--19th century
Genealogy
Book collectors--19th century
Occupation
Book collectors--19th century.--England--Northamptonshire--Althorp
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Birth 1758-09-01

Death 1834-11-10

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