The Croker Papers: Volume 3

The Croker Papers: Volume 3 : The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830

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John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), politician and writer, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied for the bar before moving to London. He was appointed as Deputy Chief Secretary for Ireland when Sir Arthur Wellesley took command of the Army in Portugal, and subsequently became Secretary to the Admiralty, an important role in wartime. He was noted for his efficiency and honesty, and held the post until 1830, despite changes of government. He was a prolific letter-writer, on both professional and personal matters, and almost all his correspondents were men of importance in their field. This three-volume edition of his papers was published in 1884. Volume 3 covers the period from 1843 until Croker's death. It includes the Corn Law debates, the Irish Famine, and correspondence with the Duke of Wellington. Croker remained an active literary critic for the Quarterly Review, which made him enemies who damaged his posthumous reputation.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139176781
  • 9781139176781

Table of contents

23. 1843-4. Mr. Croker's acquaintance with Samuel Wilberforce; 24. 1845-6. Political events of these two years; 25. 1847. The differences between Mr. Croker and Sir R. Peel; 26. 1848-9. General correspondence of these and preceding years; 27. 1850-1. Louis Philippe in England; 28. 1852-3. The Conservative Party in 1852; 29. 1854. The controversy over Lord John Russell's 'Memoirs of Moore'; 30. 1855-7. Loss of many old friends; Index.
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