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Basil Montagu (1770-1851), legal and miscellaneous writer, was born on 24 April 1770. He attended Charterhouse and Christ's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1790; M.A., 1793), before becoming a barrister at Gray's Inn in 1798. He was appointed commissioner in bankruptcy in 1806, and king's counsel and accountant-general in bankruptcy in 1835. He edited the works of Francis Bacon between 1825 and 1837, and also wrote on bankruptcy. He died at Boulogne on 27 November 1851.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was born on 22 January 1561. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, 1573-1575, before he was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1576. He served as a member of parliament, and was appointed queen's counsel in 1596. Bacon was one of those appointed to investigate the rebellion of the Earl of Essex, and helped to bring about his conviction in 1601. He was knighted by James I in 1603, and was confirmed in the office of king's learned counsel in 1604. Subsequently he was appointed attorney-general, 1613, privy councillor, 1616, lord-keeper, 1617, and lord chancellor, 1618. He was made Baron Verulam in 1618, and Viscount St Albans in 1621. He fell from power in 1621, after charges of bribery were brought against him in the House of Lords. Bacon wrote many philosophical, literary and professional works. He died on 9 April 1626.

From the guide to the Basil Montagu: Papers concerning Francis Bacon, c. 1630-1831, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. XXI (ff. 279). 1. ff. 1-103. Personal correspondence of W. S. Ayrton; 1821-1884. 2. ff. 104-279. Business correspondence, etc., of W. S. Ayrton; 1829-1871.William Scrope Ayrton, son of William Ayrton, barrister: Letters, etc., to,..., 1821-1884 British Library
creatorOf Vol. III (ff. 192). 8 April 1795-31 Aug. 1809.includes:f. 1 Duncan Campbell, great-uncle of Sir. J Mackintosh: Kyllachy, Inverness-shire: Letter to J. Mackintosh rel. to his Scottish estate: 1795. ff. 3-8v, 13 Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Mo... British Library
referencedIn Vol. VIII. (ft. 509). 1835-1836.includes:ff. 1, 87, 98, 152, 199 G-F-Young: Letters to C. Babbage: 1835, n.d. ff. 3, 21, 90, 128 Francis Offley Martin, Charity Commissioner (1837): Correspondence with C. Babbage: 1832-1864. ff. 5, 59, 247, 261, 2..., 1835-1836 British Library
referencedIn Vol. X, ff. 229, Mi-W.includes:f. 1 Francis Bingham Mildmay, MP: Letter to -: 1892.f. 3 Lieutenant-General George Bryan Milman, KCB 1905; Major of the Tower of London: Letter to D. C. Bell: 1877.f. 5 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 2nd Earl o... British Library
creatorOf Basil Montagu: Papers concerning Francis Bacon, c. 1630-1831 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Vol. IV (ff. 192). 2 Sept 1809-22 April 1819.includes:f. 1 Major-General Sir John Malcolm, GCB: Letters to Sir J. Mackintosh: 1807-1809. f. 5 John Taylor, MD; translator from the Sanskrit: Letters to Sir J. Mackintosh: 1809. f. 7 Anne D. B. Montagu... British Library
referencedIn Vol VIII. (ff. 709), 1803-1812.Panopticon: Correspondence and papers relating to Jeremy Bentham's panopticon: 1789-1812.includes:f. 4 Spencer Perceval, Attorney General, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1st Lord of the Treasury: Correspondence with Jerem..., 1803-1812 British Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Vol. XVI B (ff. 143). 1780-Mar. 1807.includes:ff. 1-9b John Mackintosh, merchant, of Inverness: Letters to: 1780-1783.f. 10 Dugald Stewart, Professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University: Letter of: 1788.f. 11 Charles Mackintosh, of Edin... British Library
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. X (ff. 105). Letters and papers found loose in 52335-52342; 1803-1855, n.d. Includes (ff. 4-34) accounts, a plan, etc., of the King's Theatre, 1814-1824, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3b Henry Dance, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Corres..., 1803-1855 British Library
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. VI (ff. ii+227). Letters 'From persons more or less distinguished as Authors, Artists, or public Characters'; 1802-1857, n.d. Octavo. Red quarter-calf binding.includes:f. 1 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Mus.D: Letter to W. Ayrton: 18..., 1802-1857 British Library
referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. i. + 460). Letters of "men of political and literary reputation, probably selected by Francis Place, junior"; Sept. 1813-21 June 1852.Francis Place: Correspondence: 1813-1852.includes:ff. 1-3 Maps and Plans: Walk from London to Northampt... British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPHS of English lawyers; 1570-1848: 1. Sir William Skipwith, Knt. [High Sheriff of co. Lincoln], and Christopher Bray, Serjeant-at-law [circa 1570]; Sir Walter Mildmay [K.G., Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer, temp. Elizabeth], Edward F..., approximately 1570-1848 British Library
referencedIn HONE PAPERS, supplementary to Add. MSS. 40108-40122 and 40856, viz.:-A. Correspondence of William Hone, bookseller (d. 1842), 1819-1835, including a number of letters from Hone to John Childs, printer, of Bungay. Most of the others are from contribu..., 1692-1864 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XVII (ff. 220). May 1807-1816.includes:f. 1 Daniel [Stewart] [, ?], alias 'J Campbell', [Editor of the 'Morning Post' and 'Courier'?]: Letter to Sir J. Mackintosh: 1807.ff. 5, 32 Charles Grant, MP: Letters to Sir J. Mackintosh: 1804-1808: Pa... British Library
referencedIn Vol. VIII.includes:f. 1 Thomas Macdonald: Letter to J. Hunter: 1844. f. 3 Reverend Charles Mackenzie: Letter to Rev. J. Reynolds: 1840. ff. 5-8 Sir John Maclean, Deputy Auditor at the War Office: Letters to J. Hunter: 1855-1857. ff. 9-13 Sir Frede..., 1800-1860 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXVI (ff. 262). Mar.-19 May 1828.includes:ff. 1, 3 George Bankes, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822-1829.ff. 5-248 passim Henry Hobhouse, Under-Secretary of State: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1818-1848.ff. 7, 11, 17, 83, 115, 2... British Library
referencedIn ARGUMENTS for the removal of Jewish disabilities, by Basil Montagu; corrected by his own hand. Paper; XIXth cent. Oblate Quarto., 19th century British Library
referencedIn FLAXMAN PAPERS. Vol. III (ff. 368). Correspondence of Mary Ann Flaxman, viz. (a) Letters from her, 1804-1827. f. 1 ;-(b) Letters to her, 1792-1833 and (f. 325) n.d. f. 52.Mary Ann Flaxman, artist; half sister of John Flaxman: Correspondence, chiefly ..., 1792-1833 British Library
referencedIn HONE PAPERS. Vol. XIII. Correspondence of William Hone, consisting chiefly of letters addressed to him, with a few from Hone himself; 1801-1840. In two parts (ff. 1-253, 254-497). The names of the writers are given in the Index. Ff. 497. Folio.includ..., 1801-1840 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCX (ff. 320). 10 Nov.-Dec. 1826.includes:ff. 2 b, 13 Thomas Gaisford, Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford University: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1816-1845.f. 4 Basil Montagu, KC 1835: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1826, 1828.f. 6 D... British Library
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