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Perceval, Spencer, 1762-1812 (Prime Minister)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1762-1812

Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) was Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1807-1809, and Prime Minister, 1809-1812. He was assassinated in Parliament, 11 May 1812.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Add.9450/C3/14, 1788

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9450/C3/14
Scope and Contents Letter to John Hailstone about the Woodwardian Professorship election, 1788
Dates: 1788
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Spencer Perceval: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8713
Scope and Contents The papers provide a most useful insight into the working of both administrations, comprising as they do some of Perceval's most intimate political correspondence both as chancellor of the exchequer under Portland (1807-9) and subsequently as prime minister (1809-12). All the major events of the day are considered, including the scandals surrounding the princess of Wales and the duke of York, the ill-fated military expedition to Walcheren in 1809, George III's recurring mental illness, and the...
Dates: 1806-1906 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Spencer Perceval: drafts of proclamations, c. 1802

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/309
Scope and Contents Three rough drafts of royal proclamations, drawn up for the Privy Council by Attorney General Spencer Perceval, dealing with contingencies relating to the administration of justice in the event of a French invasion.
Dates: c. 1802
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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