Goschen, George Joachim, 1831-1907 (1st Viscount Goschen)
George Joachim Goschen (1831-1907), 1st Viscount Goschen and statesman, was born on 10 August 1831 at his father's house in the parish of Stoke Newington, near London. In 1842 he was sent to study at Dr Bernhards School in Saxe-Meiningen, and sent to Rugby School in 1845. In 1850 Goschen embarked on a very successful career at Oxford as a commoner at Oriel College. Though never an outstanding scholar, he finished with firsts in classical moderations and literae humaniores and became president of the Oxford Union. Goschen published The Theory of the Foreign Exchanges in 1861. Goschen accepted the vice-presidency of the Board of Trade in November 1865. Goschen became a cabinet member, first at the poor-law board (1868-71) and then at the Admiralty (1871-4). On 7 February 1907 Goschen died suddenly and quietly in his sleep at Seacox Heath.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Most of the letters are replies to appeals by Porter for contributions to a memorial to Henry Fawcett and the cost of portraits of the seventh Duke of Devonshire, J.B. Lightfoot and B.F. Westcott; or replies to his invitations to a dinner in honour of recipients of honorary degrees (1883), and the celebration of the six hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Peterhouse (1884); or concern an address of support from members of Senate to the Liberal Unionist leadership (1887).