Series Details

Call Number: MS Gen 557/1
Title: Letters from Edmund Henry Lushington
Date of Creation: Between 1801 and 1813
Level of Description: Series
Part of MS Gen 557
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Extent: 21 letters
Content: Letters written by Edmund Henry Lushington to his friend Wilfrid Clark. They date from Lushington preparing to travel to Ceylon [Sri Lanka], having been appointed to the Supreme Court of the British colonial government, but they mainly cover his subsequent return to England where he occupied a number of legal posts. The letters are concerned with family and financial affairs, mutual friends and the political situation in England and abroad.
Arrangement: These letters have been arranged in chronological order.
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Access: Normal conditions
Language: Not Assigned
Notes: Includes some undated letters, possibly written after 1813.
Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this series:

author: Edmund Henry Lushington 1766-1839
Educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge University. Entered the legal profession, becoming a successful barrister. Chief commissioner of the colonial board of audit, and master of the crown office. …
recipient: Wilfrid Clark 1766-1825
Clergyman. Educated at Cambridge University where he became friends with Edmund Henry Lushington. Master at Charterhouse School. Suffered from depression linked to alcoholism. …
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