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WILSON, JAMES 1805-1860


Wilson 's papers seem to have been destroyed by a descendant, and the destruction of the archives of The Economist by fire during the Second World War removed the other important source of information about him.


EDWARD GEORGE EARLE LYTTON BULWER-LYTTON, Baron Lytton, ten letters, 1844-1856. Bulwer-Lytton papers, Hertfordshire RO

RICHARD COBDEN, five letters, 1839-1846. BL Add. MS. 43667.

WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, c. 150 items, 1853-1855. BL Add. MS. 44346.

GEORGE HAMILTON GORDON, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, about ten items, 1853-1854. BL Add. MSS. 43251, 43254.

HENRY GEORGE GREY, 3rd Earl Grey, 33 letters, 1847-1856. Grey of Howick papers, Durham DP

HENRY JOHN T-EMPLE, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, four letters, 1850-1857. Broadlands papers, NRA 12889.

GEORGE WILLIAM FREDERICK VILLIERS, 4th Earl of Clarendon, 14 letters, 1853-1856 (and 11 letters from Clarendon to Wilson, 1847-1854, MS. Eng. Lett. e91). Bodleian, MS. Clar. Dep. c1-c82.

GEORGE WILSON, seven letters, 1840-1846. Wilson papers, Manchester City Library.

CHARLES WOOD, 1st Viscount Halifax, three volumes of correspondence, 1859-1860. Halifax papers, India Office Library.

Printed Material

EMILIE BARRINGTON, The Servant of All ( London, 1927).

Palgrave III 669; ODNB; Boase III 1413.

Portraits: NPG; see Barrington (above).