Slaney, Robert A. (Robert Aglionby)

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Robert Aglionby Slaney (1792-1862) was born at Hatton Grange, near Shifnal, in Shropshire, and was the eldest son of Robert Slaney. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge (1810), and was later a barrister at Lincoln's Inn (1817), and practised the law until 1826, when he became MP for Shrewsbury. He served as a member of parliament between 1826-1836, 1837-1841, and 1847-1862, affiliated to the Whig party. He devoted his attention to social, economic and rural reform, and spoke on the abuses of the poor law, the condition of unemployed labourers, and on problems of the education and health of the poor in urban areas. He was chairman of committees on education (1838) and the health of town poor (1840). He was also commissioner on health of towns (1843-1846) and high sheriff of Shropshire (1854).

Slaney was interested in the improvement of the condition of the working classes. He was a member of the General Committee of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, founded in 1826, which aimed to disseminate useful information to all sections of the community, especially those without the benefits of a formal education. He married his cousin Elizabeth, only child of W. Hawkins Maccleston, MD, in 1812, and they had 3 children, Elizabeth Frances, Mary, and Frances Catherine. He died from the effects of an accident at the International Exhibition.

References: Concise Dictionary of National Biography ; AIM25 web site http://www.aim25.ac.uk/; University College London's Catalogue of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge; Slaney Family Manuscripts, (SL vol VII, pages 77 and 126)

From the guide to the Journals and notebooks of Robert Aglionby Slaney, c1815-c1854, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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referencedIn Vol. VI. (ff. 569). July, 1832-June, 1833.includes:f. 1 Christian Koch: Letter to C.Babbage: 1832. ff. 4, 141, 169, 453, 534, 552, 556 Joseph Clement, engineer: Correspondence, etc., with C. Babbage: 1829-1834. f. 9 Mary R-Sheppard, artist: Lette... British Library
referencedIn Vol. X. (ff. 696). Oct. 1838-Dec. 1841.includes:f. 1 Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet: Letters to C. Babbage: 1834-1861. ff. 3, 115, 534 Robert Vaughan Richards, barrister: Letters to C. Babbage: 1831-1841. ff. 5, 389 Julius Jeffreys: Lett... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXI (ff. 386). 4-12 Oct. 1841.includes:f. 1 Adolphus Bach: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1841. ff. 3, 7 Henry James Baillie, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841, 1842. f. 9 Charles Barry Baldwin, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841-1846... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLV (ff. 429). 1-13 Nov. 1843.includes:f. 1 Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1847.ff. 5, 9 William Thomas Le-Poer Trench, 3rd Earl of Clancarty: Correspondence with Sir R. P... British Library
referencedIn Journals and notebooks of Robert Aglionby Slaney, c1815-c1854 University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn Vol. CCCXL (ff. 347). 1-16 Dec. 1842.includes:ff. 1-15 William Thomas Le-Poer Trench, 3rd Earl of Clancarty: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842-1843.ff. 1-15, 48-71 Education: Papers rel. to proposals for Ireland: 1811-1845.: Partly printed.ff... British Library
creatorOf Journals and notebooks of Robert Aglionby Slaney, c1815-c1854 University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXXVI (ff.401). 24 Sept.-12 Oct. 1842.includes:ff. 1, 3, 180-189 Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1847.f. 6 Edward Graham, 9th Baronet; of Esk, 1852: Letter to E. Drummond:... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCL (ff. 433). 10 June -6 July 1843.includes:ff. 1, 2 General Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, Baron and (1827) 1st Viscount Combermere formerly Cotton; Field Marshal 1855: Correspondence with Sir, R. Peel: 1841-1845. ff. 4, 6 Edward William Wynne-... British Library
referencedIn Vol. X. (ff. 565). July, 1838-1839. The latter part of Vol. X. contains monumental and other inscriptions by Dr. Butler (f. 438), notes relating to the genealogy of the Butler family (f. 480), and poetical pieces (f. 495).includes:f. 6 Reverend John ..., 1838-1839 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXIV (ff. 484). 14-30 Nov. 1844.Chusan, China: Letter from the Treasurer of Hong Kong in favour of its retention: 1844.includes:ff. 1-10 Reginald George Macdonald, Chief of Clanranald: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1826-1846.f. 11 Hon... British Library
creatorOf Vol. cxxxviii (ff. 201). 13 Oct. 1842-May 1843.includes:ff. 1, 5-15v, 22 Sir Jonathan Frederick Pollock, 1st Baronet; Lord Chief Baron: Sir James Robert George Graham, 2nd Baronet; of Netherby; statesman: Correspondence of Sir Jonathan Frederick Poll... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIII. (ff. 659). June, 1847-Dec. 1851. British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCC (ff. 372). 28 Nov.-11 Dec. 1845.includes:f.1 William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841-1845.ff. 3, 157, 177, 302 William Buckland, geologist: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1823-1848.ff. 5, 257 John Wi... British Library
referencedIn Clay, John, 1796-1858. Correspondence : 1821-1873. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Vol. VI. (ff. 449). 1831-1833.Shrewsbury, Shropshire: Correspondence and papers of Dr. Butler, when Head-master of the school: 1798-1836.Education: Correspondence of Dr. Butler, when Head-master of Shrewsbury School: 1798-1836.Archdeaconry of Derby: ..., 1831-1833 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXXIII (ff. 321). Apr.1832-Dec. 1833.includes:f. 1 William Buckland, geologist: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1823-1848.ff. 3, 11, 31, 32, 261, 291, 293 Henry Hobhouse, Under-Secretary of State: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1818-1848... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXXX (ff. 370). Jan. 1835-8 Aug. 1841.includes:f. 42 b John Wilks, swindler: Letter to the Duke of Wellington: 1835.f. 46 W-J-Taylor, kinsman of John, 2nd Earl of Chatham: Letter to the Duke of Wellington: 1835.f. 64 Army; England: Memor... British Library
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Chusan, China
Glasgow, Scotland
Kyle Park, Tipperary
Barrow, Derbyshire
Ireland, Europe
Kirkwall, Scotland
Tahiti, Pacific Ocean
Scotland, United Kingdom
Eyam, Derbyshire
India, Asia
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
London, England
Satara, Bombay Presidency
Cork, Ireland
Malwa, Central India
Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Cavan, county of, Ireland
Hong Kong, China
Morayshire, Scotland
London, England
Caithness-shire, Scotland
Fermoy, Cork
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ireland, Europe
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Edinburgh, Scotland
Shropshire (England)
Killamarsh, Derbyshire
Twyford, Derbyshire
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Fermanagh, county of, Ireland
China, Asia
Leicestershire, England
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Poor laws Great Britain
Social problems Great Britain
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Birth 1792-06-09

Death 1862-05-19

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