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TitleHorner; Francis (1778-1817); politician
Extent9 volumes
Admin Biographical HistoryFrancis Horner, 1778-1817, studied at Edinburgh, was called to the Scottish Bar in 1800, and joined the English Bar in 1807. He was MP for St Ives in 1806, for Wendover in 1807, and was returned for St Mawes in 1813. As an MP he took part in debates on the Corn Law and slavery in 1813-1815, and proposed a measure to regulate the proceedings of the Irish grand juries in 1816. As chairman of the bullion committee in 1810, he recommended early resumption of cash payments. Francis Horner also translated Euler's " Elements of Algebra" in 1797 and published "Short Account of a late Short Administration" in 1807.
DescriptionCorrespondence of Francis Horner with individuals including Charles James Fox, Francis Lord Jeffrey, James Loch, Rev Thomas Robert Malthus, Sir John Archibald Murray Lord Murray, and Professor Dugald Stewart; correspondence received by Horner's father and brother after his death; miscellaneous political notes by Francis Horner; and brief letters from John Allen reporting the progress of the illness of Charles James Fox.
Publication NoteThe Horner Papers: selections from the letters and miscellaneous writings of Francis Horner MP, edited by Kenneth Bourne and William Banks Taylor, Edinburgh University Press, 1994.
Access ConditionsOriginal withdrawn; microfilm must be used (Archives MF 299-301)
Copyright TypeCopyright is held by the depositor
Former Reference NumberSR 1054
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