Jeffrey, Francis Jeffrey, Lord, 1773-1850

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Birth 1773-10-23
Death 1850-01-26

Biographical notes:

Lord Jeffrey was educated at Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Oxford, became a lawyer and was M.P. for Edinburgh. He was a literary critic and with Sydney Smith and Henry Brougham founded the Edinburgh review, 1802, and was its editor for the next twenty-five years.

From the description of F. Jeffrey letter to My dear Malthus, between 1805 and 1834? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64190488

Jeffrey founded the Edinburgh Review in 1802 with Brougham and Sydney Smith, and served as its editor from 1803-1829. He was Judge of Court of Session from 1834-1850.

From the description of Correspondence of Francis Jeffrey, 1801-1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339375

Born in Edinburgh and helped establish and edited the Edinburgh Review; supported the Whig party and introduced the Scottish Reform Bill into Parliament.

From the description of Letters, 1814-1848? (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122464419

Francis, Lord Jeffrey (1773-1850), Scottish jurist, politician, and literary critic who co-founded and edited the Edinburgh Review (1802-1829). He was appointed Lord Advocate in 1830 and was named a judge of the Court of Sessions in 1834.

From the description of Scotch law, 1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179901

Scottish writer and judge.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Edinburgh], to Catherine Dickens, [1843] Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270490465


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  • Domestic relations
  • Critics--Correspondence
  • Law
  • Periodical editors--correspondence
  • English literature--19th century
  • Law--Study and teaching
  • Poor law
  • Slavery--Law and legislation
  • English literature--History and criticism
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