Horner, Francis, 1778-1817

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Francis Horner was a Scottish statesman.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1814. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191526896

Francis Horner, 1778-1817, studied at Edinburgh, was called to the Scottish Bar in 1800, and joined the English Bar in 1807. He was MP for St Ives in 1806, for Wendover in 1807, and was returned for St Mawes in 1813. As an MP he took part in debates on the Corn Law and slavery in 1813-1815, and proposed a measure to regulate the proceedings of the Irish grand juries in 1816. As chairman of the bullion committee in 1810, he recommended early resumption of cash payments. Francis Horner also translated Euler's Elements of Algebra in 1797 and published Short Account of a late Short Administration in 1807.

From the guide to the HORNER, Francis, 1778-1817, Politician, 1795-1817, (British Library of Political and Economic Science)

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referencedIn Horner, Leonard, 1785-1864,. Autograph letter signed from Leonard Horner, London, to Charles Kean Esq. [manuscript], 1842 June 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf HORNER, Francis, 1778-1817, Politician, 1795-1817 British library of political and economic science
creatorOf Horner, Francis, 1778-1817. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1814. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Henry Adams autograph album, 1833-1939. Houghton Library
referencedIn Smith, Sydney, 1771-1845. Sydney Smith collection, 1812-1843. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Horner, Francis, fl. 1815. Letter: 1815 Feb. 6, Lincoln's Inn [Edinburgh] to David Laing / Fra. Horner. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1801-1850 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Smith, Sydney, 1771-1845. Sydney Smith collection, 1812-1843. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
associatedWith Byrne, Frances Charles, fl 1807-1863 person
associatedWith Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 person
associatedWith Horner, John, fl 1778-1829 person
correspondedWith Horner, Leonard, 1785-1864, person
associatedWith Jeffrey, Francis, 1773-1850 person
associatedWith Loch, James, 1780-1855 person
associatedWith Malthus, Thomas Robert, 1766-1834 person
associatedWith Murray, Lord, John Archibald, 1779-1859 person
associatedWith Smith, Sydney, 1771-1845. person
associatedWith Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828 person
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Birth 1778-08-12

Death 1817-02-08




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