Ludlow, John Malcolm Forbes, 1821-1911

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English social reformer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to John Ruskin, 1888 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590777

Epithet: barrister

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000705.0x00014b

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow (1821-1911), barrister, was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Ludlow (d.1821) of the Indian Army. Ludlow played an important part in the Christian Socialist movement of 1848-1854. He was Secretary to the Northcote Commission on Friendly Societies, 1870-1874, and from 1875-1891 was Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies.

Ludlow's sisters, Eliza F. Ludlow and Maria E.S. Ludlow, are represented in the collection, as is his cousin Lieutenant-Colonel E.H. Ludlow (d.1850). Maria Ludlow married Charles Liot, Treasurer of the French West Indian island of Martinique. Their daughter married Csar Des Graz (d.1865). Members of the Des Graz family represented in the collection include Csar's father J.F.L. Des Graz (d.1853), a Swiss by birth, who spent some years as a merchant in Turkey before settling in Marseilles, and who published a work called Paroles d'un Ngociant and various articles and poems; Csar's brother Edouard, who followed his father as a merchant in Smyrna and Constantinople; and Csar's sons Maurice Des Graz (d.1935) and Sir Charles Des Graz (d.1940), who was British Minister to Serbia throughout the First World War.

From the guide to the John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow: Papers, 18th century - early 20th century, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
associatedWith British India Society corporateBody
associatedWith Brown Frank fl. 19th century person
associatedWith Clay, John, 1796-1858. person
associatedWith Davies John Llewelyn 1826-1916 person
associatedWith Des Graz Cesar d. 1865 person
associatedWith Des Graz Charles Louis 1860-1940 person
associatedWith Des Graz Edouard fl. 19th century person
associatedWith Des Graz J. F. Louis d. 1853 person
associatedWith Des Graz Maurice d. 1935 person
associatedWith Forster William Edward 1818-1886 person
associatedWith Froude James Anthony 1818-1894 person
associatedWith Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910. person
associatedWith Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn 1810-1865 person
associatedWith Goderich fl. 19th century Lord Marquis of Ripon person
associatedWith Hughes, Thomas, 1822-1896, person
associatedWith Hutton Richard Holt 1826-1897 person
associatedWith John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow person
associatedWith Kingsley Charles 1819-1875 person
associatedWith Liot Maria E. S. fl. 19th century nee Ludlow person
associatedWith Ludlow Edmund ? 1617-1692 person
associatedWith Ludlow Eliza F. fl. 19th century person
associatedWith Ludlow John d. 1821 person
associatedWith Macleod Norman 1812-1872 person
associatedWith Macmillan Alexander 1815-1896 person
associatedWith Mansfield Charles Blachford 1819-1855 person
associatedWith Maurice, Frederick Denison, 1805-1872. person
associatedWith Mill John Stuart 1806-1873 person
associatedWith Northcote Stafford Henry 1818-1887 1st Earl of Iddesleigh statesman person
associatedWith Plumptre Edward Hayes 1821-1891 person
associatedWith Rigby, James., 1806-1862 person
associatedWith Ruskin, John, 1819-1900, person
associatedWith Story-Maskelyne N. fl. 19th century Mineralogist person
Place Name Admin Code Country
London, England
China, Asia
Marseilles (France) History 19th century
Christian socialism
Friendly societies
Travel abroad


Birth 1821-03-08

Death 1911-10-17





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SNAC ID: 59122887