The Creevey Papers: Volume 1

The Creevey Papers: Volume 1 : A Selection from the Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P.

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Thomas Creevey (1768-1838) was a Whig politician, diarist and letter-writer, whose papers provide an important source for the history of the early nineteenth century. Although a relatively poor man, he was adept at making friends with important people, and received hospitality and financial help from them. His letters are full of gossip, often indiscreet, giving a vivid picture of the society and politics of the day. They form an interesting comparison with the papers of his contemporaries, J. W. Croker, who as a Tory was in power for most of the period in question, and Charles Greville (both available in this series). Living in Brussels at the time of Waterloo, Creevey is perhaps best remembered for his description of life there during Napoleon's 'Hundred Days'. This two-volume work edited by Sir Herbert Maxwell (1845-1937) was first published in 1903. Volume 1 covers the Napoleonic Wars and the Regency.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 b/w illus.
  • 1139177109
  • 9781139177108

Table of contents

Introduction; Nicknames used by Mr. Creevey; 1. 1793-1804. Creevey enters Parliament; 2. 1805. Melville's disgrace; 3. 1805. The heir apparent; 4. 1806-8. 'All the Talents'; 5. 1809. Walcheren; 6. 1810. The sentiments of Brougham; 7. 1811. Cabinet making; 8. 1812. Parliament is dissolved; 9. 1813-14. The Regent's domestic affairs; 10. 1814-15. Brougham on the situation; 11. 1815-16. Death of Whitbread; 12. 1817-18. From Lord Holland; 13. 1819-20.show more