Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856

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From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Lord Knatchbull, 1845 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269571926

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dublin Castle, to Charles Johnston, 1822 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567360

Epithet: son of Henry Goulburn

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British politician Henry Goulburn (1784-1856) was born in London, England, to Munbee Goulburn and Susannah Chetwynd. Henry graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, with a Master of Arts degree in 1808, and became undersecretary of the home department in 1810. From 1812 to 1821, Goulburn served as an undersecretary for war and colonies department. In May 1814, he was appointed peace commissioner to the United States, serving with Admiral James Gambier and William Adams to negotiate the treaty to end the War of 1812. The negotiating team traveled to Ghent in August 1814 to meet with the five American commissioners, Albert Gallatin, John Quincy Adams, James Ashton Bayard, Henry Clay, and Jonathan Russell. On December 24, 1815, the commissioners signed the Treaty of Ghent, which essentially restored British and American territorial borders and maritime rights to their pre-war state.

Goulburn resigned from the colonial office in 1821 and was appointed chief secretary to the Marquis of Wellesley, lord lieutenant of Ireland. In 1826, Goulburn unsuccessfully campaigned to represent Cambridge University in the House of Commons and instead was elected to a seat for Armagh, Ireland. Cambridge finally elected him to Parliament in 1831, and he held that seat until his death in 1856. During this period, Goulburn also served as chancellor of the exchequer and home secretary.

From the guide to the Henry Goulburn papers, Goulburn, Henry, papers, 1813-1826, 1814, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856. Autograph letter signed : Dublin Castle, to Charles Johnston, 1822 Jan. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Peel, Robert, 1788-1850. Correspondence, 1816-1864. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn HAMMOND, George, 1763-1853, diplomat, 1791-1827 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856. Henry Goulburn papers, 1813-1826, bulk 1814. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856. Correspondence, 1814. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Montagu family papers, 1739-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Peel, Robert, 1788-1850. Correspondence, 1816-1864 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Viscounts Melville papers, 1600-1851, bulk 1780-1830. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Abbot, Charles, Baron Colchester, 1757-1829. Scrapbook of autographs, letters, biographies, news clippings and prints of English judges, ca. 1629?- ca. 1873? Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLIX (ff. 347). 20 Jan.-9 Feb. 1844.includes:f.2 William Nattle, Curate of St. Ive: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1844.f. 4 John Shawe Manley, of Manley Hall, county Staffordshire: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841-1846.f. 6 Theophilus Rich... British Library
creatorOf Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856. Letter to W. Green Esq., Mar 27 1827. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Vol.CCIII(ff.380). May-Nov. 1843.includes:ff. 1, 187-191 b Sir George Sinclair, of Ulbster, 2nd Baronet (1835): Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1842-1844.f. 4 William Sim, formerly Provost of Montrose: Letter to Lord Aberdeen: 1843.ff. 6, 145... British Library
referencedIn Montagu, Elizabeth, d. 1817,. Autograph letters signed from Elizabeth (Charlton) Montagu, Montagu Farm and Portman Square, to Mrs. Garrick [manuscript], ca. 1790-1816. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Henry Goulburn papers, Goulburn, Henry, papers, 1813-1826, 1814 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Goulburn, Henry, 1784-1856. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Lord Knatchbull, 1845 Jan. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn British Correspondence and Miscellany Collection, 1556-1972 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Viscounts Melville papers, Melville, Viscounts papers, 1600-1851, 1780-1830 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Robert Owen Collection, 1805-1858 National Co-operative Archive
referencedIn Gregory, William, 1766-1840. William Gregory papers, 1794-1838. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
Serbia, Europe
Ostend, Flanders
Lanarkshire, Scotland
Great Britain
Ghent (Belgium)
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Great Britain
Washington (D.C.)
Geneva, Switzerland
Petit-Bourg, France
Niagara Frontier (N.Y.)
Great Britain
Society Islands, South Pacific Ocean
Bombay, India
Fort Michilimackinac (Mackinaw City, Mich.)
United States
Brazil, South America
United States
Canada
Washington (D.C.)
Passamaquoddy Bay (N.B. and Me.)
United States
Drammen, Norway
Canada
Niagara Frontier (N.Y.)
Sunderland, Durham
Brockham Green, Surrey
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Fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador
Indians of North America--Wars
Merchants--Newfoundland and Labrador
Plattsburg, Battle of, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 1814
Diplomatic and consular service, American
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Indians of North America--Wars--1812-1815
Politicians--Great Britain
Merchants--England--London
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Birth 1784-03-19

Death 1856-01-12

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