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Fox, Charles Richard (1796-1873) to Thomas Pringle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.157 Author/Creator: Fox, Charles Richard (1796-1873) Place Written: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 December 1828 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses an etching entitled "Mr. Fox and his Friends" by William Lane housed at Holland House. Fox thinks it would be fitting for an upcoming work and says his father has no objection to having it engraved. Whigs depicted in the etching include William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire; William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam; John Crewe, 1st Baron Crewe; Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough; Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland; John Fitzpatrick, 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory; Richard Fitzpatrick; Dudley Long North; Andrew St John, 13th Baron St John; Lord Robert Spencer; Lord John Townshend.

Background Information: Pringle was a Scottish poet and abolitionist. Colonel Fox was an archaeologist.

People: Fox, Charles Richard 1796-1873
Pringle, Thomas, 1789-1834

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmHumor and SatireWhigsPoliticsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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