Leigh, Chandos, 1791-1850

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Chandos Leigh, first Baron Leigh, English poet and literary patron.

From the description of Chandos Leigh manuscript material : 4 items, 1824-1835 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 708384092

Chandos Leigh (1791-1850) was educated at Harrow School, where he met Lord Byron, and Christ Church, Oxford, following which he made the grand tour with Philip Shuttleworth. A distant cousin of Jane Austen's, and a generous literary patron to Leigh Hunt and others, Leigh privately published over two dozen collections of his own poems and essays. He was created Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh in May, 1839. Leigh traveled several times to the Continent for his heath, but died of apoplexy in Bonn in September of 1850; he was succeeded by his eldest son, William Henry Leigh.

From the description of Chandos Leigh family papers, 1814-1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702180413

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associatedWith Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. person
associatedWith Brydges, Egerton, Sir, 1762-1837. person
associatedWith Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. person
associatedWith Canova, Antonio, 1757-1822. person
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Colvile, Frederick Leigh, 1819-1886. person
associatedWith Freeling, Francis, person
associatedWith Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859. person
correspondedWith Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 person
associatedWith Kelly, T. W. (Thomas W.), b. ca. 1800. person
associatedWith Leigh, James Henry, 1765-1823. person
associatedWith Leigh, Julia, d. 1871. person
associatedWith Leigh, Julia Twisleton, d. 1843. person
associatedWith Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890. person
associatedWith Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850 person
associatedWith Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 person
associatedWith Rugby School. corporateBody
associatedWith Thorvaldsen, Bertel, 1770-1844. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Rome (Italy)
Great Britain
Florence (Italy)
Authors, English
English literature
Poets, English
Grand tours (Education)
Literary patrons
Travelers' writings, English


Birth 1791-06-27

Death 1850-09-27


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