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(TATEM, James George)
Five letters to James George Tatem of High Wycombe, from Thomas Buxton Fowell, Joseph Hume M.P. & Sir George Nugent Grenville. ALS to 'My dear friends', from the Slavery Committee, House of Commons, June 9, 1832. 'I am now engaged in examining witnesses before the above committee ...'
1832-1835 23 lines on one side of a folded folio sheet; old folds. WITH: Two ALsS to James George Tatem from Joseph Hume, Bryanston Square, 11th & 20th February 1835, 43 & 37 lines respectively, the first on three sides of an 8vo sheet & the second on two sides of folded 4to sheet, integral address leaf; wax stamp tear & old folds. WITH: Two ALsS to James George Tatem from 'Nugent' (George Nugent-Grenville, 2nd Baron Nugent), Treasury, Feb. 8, 1832 & Corfu, March 30, 1834. 20 lines & 50 lines respectively on two and three sides of folded 4to sheets, the latter with integral address leaf; old folds. WITH: 69 address leaves, all to James George Tatem (or Upham as he was previously known), cut from letters & laid on to 37 folded folio sheets.Five letters from reforming liberal M.P.s to James George Tatem, a pre-eminent member of Buckinghamshire liberal society. Tatem was the Mayor of High Wycombe between 1835-36. In 1812 and 1814, both Tatem and Fowell Buxton, together with reformers John Thelwall, Francis Place, James Mill, David Ricardo and others, contributed to the Royal Lancastrian Institution for the Education of the Poor. Tatem, an amateur meteorologist, was also a founding member of the Meteorological Society. The extent of Tatem's political activity in his constituency is evident from both the letters & the address leaves. The influence of local men of prominence, Tatem in this example, was clearly vitally important in campaigning for political success at the polls. Of the 69 correspondents 41 are M.P.s and/or noblemen. Members of both … [Click Below for Full Description]
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