Charles Gilpin papers, 1832-1875
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- Gilpin, Charles, 1815-1874
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about 336 items
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- Scope and Content:
The collection consists of letters written to Gilpin by numerous persons - a glittering array of mid-nineteenth century reformers. Quakers are prominent, but the Society of Friends was not discussed. The content is varied and represents his social and political interests. The publishing business rarely appears in the correspondence.
Two indexes to the collection have been compiled. The first is a listing of known correspondents. Their letters are itemized in the Autograph File. Several signatures could not be identified. The second is a selective index of references to persons, places, and topics that are mentioned in the collection, with references to the dates of the letters in which those references may be found.
- Biographical / Historical:
Charles Gilpin (1815-1874), British publisher and reform member of Parliament, belonged to a Quaker family. His father was a Bristol tradesman, and his mother was the sister of Joseph Sturge, the noted Quaker philanthropist. Gilpin was a publisher and bookseller in London until 1853. He became a common councilman for London in 1848. After unsuccessfully contesting the parliamentary seat for Perth in 1852, he won election for Northampton in 1857 and represented it for the rest of his life. He served as secretary of the Poor Law Board, 1859-1865. He was a member of the Anti-Slavery Society, the Hungarian Relief Committee, the Peace Congress Committee, and the National Freehold Land Society. A few letters indicate his involvement in railway management. Richard Cobden and Lajos Kossuth were among his friends. Gilpin married Anna Crouch of Falmouth. Biographical information appears in his obituary in The Times, Sept. 9, 1874, p. 7, and in Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography, I, 1152.
- Acquisition Information:
- The Charles Gilpin Papers were purchased by Duke University in 1968.
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Processed by: Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Staff
Completed ca. 1968
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller
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Capital punishment -- Great Britain
Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- Political activity
Social reformers -- Great Britain
Slavery -- Great Britain -- Anti-slavery movements
Poor laws -- Great Britain
Prison reformers -- Great Britain
Gilpin, Charles, 1815-1874
Gilpin, Charles, 1815-1874
Great Britain. Parliament -- Reform
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 19th century
England -- London
- Other Indexes to the Collection:
List of Correspondents
See Autograph File in Card Catalog for the Dates of the Letters
Alsop, Robert Arnold, Thomas (1816-1897) Beattie, Alexander Bernal Osborne, Ralph Bouverie, Everard William Bracebridge, Charles Holte Braithwaite, Joseph Bevan Brand, Henry Bouverie William, First Viscount Hampden Brand, Henry Robert, Second Viscount Hampden Buck, Cornelius Buxton, Sir Thomas Fowell, Third Baronet Byng, James Campbell, John (1794-1867) Candler, John Candler, S. Carpenter, Mary Childers, Hugh Culling Eardley Christy, Joseph Fell [?] Clark, Daniel Kinnear Clarke, Ebenezer Clifton, Sir Robert Juckes, Ninth Baronet Cobden, Catherine Anne (Williams) Cobden, Ellen M. A. Cobden, Richard Colonna, A. Cooke, Samuel John [?] Cooper, Joseph (1800-1881) Cooper, T. Courtenay, William Reginald, Eleventh Earl of Devon Cowper, G. Cowper, Henry Frederick Cowper-Temple, William Francis, First Baron Mount Temple Crosfield, George Crosland, Camilla Dufour (Toulmin) Davidson, Septimus Deane, Chr. P. Dembinski, Henri Devon, William Reginald Courtenay Eleventh Earl of See Courtenay Drummond, Henry (1786-1860) Dudley, Elizabeth Duncombe, Thomas Slingsby Earle, Ralph Anstruther Eden, Anthony Henley, Third Baron Henley Ellis, Sarah (Stickney) Ewart, William Fanshawe, Edward Cardwell Finch-Hatton, Edward Hatton Fox, Robert Barclay Fry, Alfred A. [?] Gay, John (1813-1885) Gemma, L. F. D. Gilpin, Charles Gilpin, James Glyn, George Grenfell, Second Baron Wolverton Grenville, George Nugent, Baron Nugent Grey, Sir George, Second Baronet Gurney, Joseph John Hampden, Henry Bouverle William Brand, First Viscount See Brand Hampden, Henry Robert Brand, Second Viscount See Brand Harris, John (1802-1856) Hatton, Edward Hatton Finch See Finch-Hatton Hawes, Sir Benjamin Headlam, Thomas Emerson Henley, Anthony Henley Eden, Third Baron See Eden Herbert, Sidney, First Baron Herbert of Lea Howitt, William Hue, Lucy M. Hume, Joseph Hutton, Elizabeth (Winder) Ingham, Robert Kitching, John Layard, Sir Austen Henry Leveson-Gower, Granville George, Second Earl Granville Lewis, Jane Isabella (Browne) Lindsay, William Schaw Locock, Sir Charles, First Baronet Lushington, Stephen (1782-1873) Mackay, Charles Marsh, Edward May, Caroline May, Edward C. Monson, William John, First Viscount Oxenbridge Morley, Augusta Morley, Samuel Mount Temple, William Francis Cowper-Temple, First Baron See Cowper-Temple Newman, Francis William Osborne, Ralph Bernal See Bernal Osborne Osborne, Lord Sidney Godolphin Owen, Sir Hugh Oxenbridge, William John Monson, First Viscount See Monson Paget, Lord Clarence Edward Parkes, Amy Sedgwick Parry, John Humffreys Patten, John Wilson-, First Baron Winmarleigh See Wilson-Patten Pattison, James Payne, William John Pearson, Mary Martha Pease, Edward (1767-1858) Pease, Edward (1834-1880) Pease, Joseph (1799-1872) Pease, Sir Joseph Whitwell, First Baronet Peto, Sir Samuel Morton, First Baronet Pope, Samuel Price, T. Probyn, J.W. Ramsden, Sir John William, Fifth Baronet Raynham, John Villiers Stuart Townshend, Viscount See Townshend Reed, Sir Charles Richard, Henry Robertson, David Russell, Arthur John Edward Salomons, Sir David, First Baronet Seely, Mary (Hilton) Sherman, James Simpson, Joseph Smiles, Samuel Somerville, Alexander (1811-1885) Stanley, Lady Augusta Frederica Elizabeth (Bruce) Stanley, Edward (1779-1849) Stickney, Sarah Stuart, Lord Dudley Coutts Sturge, Joseph Tanner, William Temple, William Francis Cowper-, First Baron Mount Temple See Cowper-Temple Thompson, George (1804-1878) Thompson, Thomas Perronet Thwaites, Sir John Torrens, William Torrens McCullagh Toulmin, Camilla Dufour See Crosland Townshend, John Villiers Stuart, Fifth Viscount Townshend Villiers, Charles Pelham Vincent, Henry Vukovics, Sebastian Walker, Amasa Warren, D. Watkin, Sir Edward William, First Baronet Wczele, M. G. de, Count Wczele, Diana Gurowska de Whatman, Louisa Isabella (Ross) Whetham, Sir Charles Wilkinson, Conrad Wilkinson, Sarah Wilkinson, William Arthur Wilson-Patten, John, First Baron Winmarleigh Winmarleigh, John Wilson-Patten, First Baron See Wilson-Patten Wodehouse, Elizabeth Louisa Wodehouse, Rachel Horatia Wolverton, George Grenfell Glyn, Second Baron See Glyn Woodgate, Arthur George Kennedy
Selective Index of References to Persons, Places, and Subjects
Abolition Movement 1850 June 25; Oct. 6. Army. Equipment 1854, Sept. 11 Beales, Edmond 1866 (Henley) Beresford, Marcus (1800-1876) 1870 July 5 Bishopsgate Ward Petition 1847 Dec. 1 Borneo Meeting 1849 Dec. 29; 1850 Jan. 22. Borough Road Society 1850 March 21 Bowron, James 1867 Oct. 9 Bradlaugh, Charles 1868, Sept. 14 Brazil, Relations with 1850 Oct. 6 Bright, John 1848; 1850 Jan. 22; 1864 June 12; 1867 May 10. Buenos Aires Meeting 1863 Nov. 28 British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society 1873 Dec. 7 Burnet, John (1789-1862) 1852 March 24 Burritt, Elihu 1850 Oct. 8, 10, 17; 1865 Apr. 4; n. d. (Cobden). Capital Punishment 1846, April 14, 19; 1848, March 4, 8; 1848; 1864, Jan. 11, 13, Jan; 1866, June 21; 1867, May 10, 12; undated (Vincent). Capital Punishment. Italy 1866, June 21 Cardwell, Edward, First Viscount Cardwell 1870, Jan. 4 Carey, George Jackson 1869, May 31 Chartism 1842, Dec. 31; 1848, Apri1 27. China, Relations with 1857, April 4, 18 Cleveland, Charles Dexter 1850, July 1 Cobden, Richard 1850, Jan. 22, Oct. 10,; 1865, Apr. 4, 5, 7, May 5, Nov.; 1867, March 22; 1850, Sept. 23. Copway, George 1850, Oct. 3 Cotton Districts Relief Fund 1862, Nov. 12 Crimean War 1855, Dec. 5 Currency. U. S. 1867, March 22 Dalhousie, Fox Maule, Eleventh Earl of See Maule, Fox, Eleventh Earl of Dalhousie David, Professor 1850, Oct. 10 Denman, George 1867, May 10 Denmark, Relations with 1850, Oct. 8, 10, 17 Dickins, Charles 1850, Oct. 6 Dissenters 1847, June 21 Economic Conditions 1862, Nov. 12; 1860's (Villiers). Eden, Anthony Henley, Third Baron Henley 1866, July 25 Education 1856, Aug. 18; 1871, Oct. 24. Egypt. Relations with 1873, Dec. 7 Elections 1847, June 21; 1848, Dec. 29; 1852, March 23, 24; 1857, April 4; 1865, July 30, Aug. 1; 1868, Sept. 14, Nov. 25, Dec.; 1870, July 5. Essays 1848, July 15; 1849, Jan. 28. Forster, Robert 1850, March 21 Gladstone, William Ewart 1857, June 17; 1870, July 28. Grey, Sir George, Second Baronet 1864, Jan. Gurney, Joseph John 1846, March 19 Gurney, Samuel 1849, Dec. 29; 1850, Oct. 17. Hatfield, Caroline 1847, March 20 Henley, Anthony Henley Eden, Third Baron See Eden, Anthony Henley, Third Baron Henley Heritage, Mr. 1847, March 20 Hobart, Vere Henry, Baron Hobart 1867, March 22 Hue, Clement April 21 Hungarians in England 1851, Oct. 3; 1852, Oct. 28; 1852; ca. 1852; 1859, May 19. Iron. Mining and Manufacture. Great Britain 1867, Oct. 9 Italy. Relations with 1859, May 19 Jackson, Peter 1848, Oct. 28 Kah-ge-ga-gah-bough See Copway, George Kemény, Wolfgang, Baron 1852 Kiss, Miklos 1852 Knights and Knighthood See also Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry Kossuth, Lajos 1851, Oct. 3; 1852; 1859, May 19; n. d. (Cowper). Kramer, Wilhelm (1801-1875) [?], April 21 Lambert, Sir John 1861 (Villiers) Liberal Party 1866 (Henley) Lloyd, Thomas (1814-1890) 1850, June 25 Locke, John (1805-1880) 1862, July 9 Lycett, Sir Francis 1870, July 5 Maule, Fox, Eleventh Earl of Dalhousie 1852, March 23, 24 Miall, Edward 1865, April 5 Morell, John Daniel 1864, June 12 National Freehold Land Company 1852, Sept. 14 (Possible reference); 1854, June 24, Aug. 9; 1856, June 5. The British Banner 1848, Jan. 27; 1850, Oct. 3; 1852, March 23, 24; 1853, Sept. 30. The Non-Slaveholder 1846, March 27 Odger, George 1870, July 5 Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. Great Britain 1869, May 31 (K. C. M. G.) Parliament 1854, Aug. 9; 1857, June 17. Parliamentary Reform 1848, April 27; 1867, May 10; n. d. (Vincent). Paraons, Arthur 1863, July 29 Peace. Congresses. 1850 July 1 Pearson, Charles (1794-1862) 1863, Feb. 14 Pease, Henry 1859, Aug. 8 Perth Election 1852, March 23, 24 Poor Laws 1861; 1868, Dec. 3; 1860's (Villiers). Prisons 1846, March 19; 1848; 1852, Oct. 27. Privateering 1857, June 17 Prussia, Relations with 1850, Oct. 8, 10, 17 Pulazky, Ferencz 1852 (Stuart) Railroads 1859, Aug. 8; 1873, Dec. 17, July 5. Railroads. Hungary 1869, Nov. 6 Reconstruction. U. S. 1867, March 22 Reed, Sir Charles 1861, March 20 Reformatories 1852, Oct. 27 Rennie, George or Sir John 1854, Sept. 11 Robertson, Mr. 1863, Nov. 28 Rogers, Mr. 1862, Nov. 12 Russell, Lord John, First Earl Russell 1850, Oct. 17; 1860's (Villiers). Sherman, James 1848, July 15; 1849, Jan. 28. Slave Trade. Great Britain. 1850, June 25, Oct. 6 Slavery. Egypt 1873, Dec. 7 Smith, John Benjamin 1860's (Villiers) Smith, Joshua Toulmin 1852 Stoke Newington Delegation 1854, Aug. 7 Stuart, Lord Dudley Coutts 1852 (Newman) Sturge, Joseph 1850, Oct. 6, 8 Teleki, László, Szeki gróf 1852 Temple, Henry John, Third Viscount Palmerston 1850, Oct. 8; 1854, Aug. 7, 8. Transportation of Criminals 1846, March 19 Turnbull, David 1850, June 25 U. S. Relations with 1857, June 17; 1863, Jan. 2; 1860's (Villiers); 1870, July 28. Vaughan, John (1799-1868) 1867, Oct. 9 Villiers, Charles Pelham Letter to: 1865, Feb. 3 Villiers, Henry Montagu 1861, Aug. 11 Waterlow, Sir Sydney Hedley, First Baronet 1870, July 5 Whigs 1866 (Henley) Wilkinson, William Arthur 1856, June 5; 1863, Nov. 28; n. d. (Sarah Wilkinson). Wise, David 1842, Dec. 31 Woreley, Henry 1849, Jan. 28
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