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George Otto Trevelyan fonds

George Otto Trevelyan fonds


Call Number: Mss Sc 11

Title: George Otto Trevelyan fonds.

Dates: 1877.

Extent: 0.01 cm of textual records.

Biographical sketch: Sir George Otto Trevelyan (b. 1838 - d. 1928), 2nd Bt. was a British historian and politician. He served as a Whig member of the House of Commons from 1865 to 1879. He was the Secretary for Ireland (1882-1884) and Scotland (1886 and 1892-1895). He was critical of George III and interested in American Revolutionary leaders. As a historian and author, he wrote several books, one of which was a biography of his uncle entitled The Life and Letters of Lord Macauly (1908). This book resulted in his well known four-volume, American Revolution (1899-1907).

Scope and content: The fonds consists of a one page handwritten letter to Mr. Steinthal London, dated February 3, 1877. The letter discusses literature, Trevelyan's reading interests, and includes comments on the contemporary British political scene.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.