Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Dr. Northcote, 1862 Mar. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129748

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, the first Baron Acton, was an English aristocrat and historian. His Catholicism influenced his early life, and he travelled throughout Western Europe and the United States. He had a brief Parliamentary career, but remained an important advisor to the Liberal government of William Gladstone. He wrote, edited, and taught some, but his largest influence came in private friendships with powerful men. A staunch Liberal and moral philosopher, he is remembered for observing, Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

From the description of John Acton letter to Dr. Appleton, 1876? Feb. 2. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62589887

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creatorOf Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. Abraham Hayward correspondence files : 1063 items, 1790-1889 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918. Andrew Dickson White papers, 1832-1919. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters to Lord Acton concerning the, Cambridge Modern History, 1896-1899 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn John Acton, 1st Baron Acton: Personal and Family Papers, 17th-20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902. John Acton letter to Dr. Appleton, 1876? Feb. 2. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902. Ashburnham Place "Appendix" Collection Papers, 1847-1909. University of Michigan
referencedIn Bunting, Sir Percy William. Papers, 1882-1911 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909. Letter : Philadelphia, to [John] Fiske, [Cambridge, Mass.], 1889 May 24. Texas Christian University
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referencedIn Eliot, George, 1819-1880. The George Eliot and George Henry Lewes collection, 1834-1981. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gardiner, Helena Lawrence. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1906-1910. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902. Autograph letter signed : London, to Dr. Northcote, 1862 Mar. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph collection, 1816-1917, 1816-1917 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. Papers of Andrew Carnegie, 1803-1935 (bulk 1890-1919). Library of Congress
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creatorOf Eliot, George, 1819-1880. Letters to George Eliot [manuscript], 1865-1878. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927. Papers II, 1893-1907. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Brownson, Orestes Augustus, 1803-1876. Papers, 1823-1876. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn John, Lord Acton: Letters to his daughter, c. 1878-1902 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn John, Lord Acton: Papers, 17th-early 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn George Eliot and George Henry Lewes collection, 1834-1981 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mandell Creighton: Correspondence with Lord Acton and Academic Papers, 19th century - 1937 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Andrew Carnegie Papers, 1803-1935, (bulk 1890-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bunting, Percy William, Sir, b. 1836. Papers, 1882-1911 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
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referencedIn Sir Herbert Butterfield: Papers, 20th century (mainly 1945-1979) Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1896-1911. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn John F. Glaser collection of historical autograph letters and manuscripts, 1739-1933. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Andrew Dickson White papers, 1832-1919. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Acton, Lord. person
associatedWith Bernstorff, Anna, Countess person
associatedWith Brownson, Orestes Augustus, 1803-1876. person
associatedWith Bunting, Percy William, Sir, b. 1836. person
associatedWith Capponi, Gino, 1792-1876. person
associatedWith Carnarvon, Evelyn Stanhope Herbert, Countess of, 1834-1875 person
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
associatedWith Cecchetti, Bartolomeo, 1838-1889. person
associatedWith Cheyney, Edward Potts, 1861-1947. person
associatedWith Creighton, M. (Mandell), 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Crowe, Eyre, 1824-1910 person
associatedWith Eliot, George, 1819-1880. person
associatedWith Gardiner, Helena Lawrence. person
correspondedWith Glaser, John F., collector. person
associatedWith Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884. person
associatedWith Helfenstein, Jacob. person
associatedWith John Emerich Edward Charles Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton person
associatedWith John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton person
associatedWith Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Mandell Creighton and John Emerich Edward Charles Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton person
associatedWith Minto, Emma Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Countess of, d. 1882 person
associatedWith Moore, E. M., collector. person
associatedWith Northcote, J. Spencer (James Spencer), 1821-1907, person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Orsay, Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, comte d', 1801-1852 person
associatedWith Rhodes, James Ford, 1848-1927. person
associatedWith Scott, Christopher. person
associatedWith Sir Herbert Butterfield person
associatedWith Sutcliffe, William O. person
associatedWith White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Woodruff, Douglas, 1897-1978. person
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Male authors, English--Correspondence
Nobility--Correspondence
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Birth 1834-01-10

Death 1902-06-19

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