Memoranda : 1756 - 1762.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .N4T4M4
Category: Family
Creator: Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of, 1693-1768.
Description: 2 microfilm textual records (3 volumes) ; 35 mm
            Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle, was the son of Thomas, 1st Lord Pelham. He added the name of Holles, from his mother's family, to those of Pelham in 1711 and succeeded as 2nd Baron Pelham in 1712. He was created Viscount Pelham and Earl of Clare in 1714, and Duke of Newcastle in 1715. His political career spanned a period of over fifty years, from the reign of Queen Anne until George 111, during which time he was twice the Prime Minister of Great Britain. In his second term of office during the Seven Years War, he headed a coalition with William Pitt, later 1st Earl of Chatham, who became Secretary of State. While Pitt directed the war with great success, Newcastle secured the parliamentary support for their administration. Following a long and distinguished political career he died at his home on 17 November 1768.            
            The Memoranda of the Duke of Newcastle that have been selected and microfilmed on this reel include:  British Museum. Additional Manuscripts 32997 (selected folios), [3 December 1756] - 28 March 1758;  Additional Manuscripts 32998 (selected folios), 4 April 1758 - 6 March 1760;  and Additional Manuscripts 32999 (complete manuscript), 8 May 1760 - 31 March 1762. The Memoranda consist of the following: rough minutes of meetings;  notes on speeches; lists of memos to be sent; drafts of proposed resolutions;  lists of persons to be considered upon forming an administration;  many lists of names of cabinet members and other persons; business for consideration at the next meeting of the "King's Servants";  lists of Lords to be at the Duke of Newcastle's House in Lincolns Inn Fields, on several different dates; memos to Lord Hardwicke, Duke of Bedford, Lord Bute, Mr. Pitt, and many others;  persons who have applied to be brought into Parliament, and lists of present members;  Plan of the Administration, including the names of members of the cabinet, treasury, admiralty, board of trade, and those in other positions;  the names and annual sums paid to the Lords and Members of the House of Commons;  lists of subjects to be considered for meetings;  notes on forthcoming proposals to Parliament;  minutes of Cabinet meetings;  and many other papers connected with the administration of public business during this period.            
Originals: The original records are held by the British Museum.
Archival Ref. No.: British Museum ADD. MSS. 32997 - 32999.
Finding Aids:
            A microfilm shelf list has been created by the author of the Loyalist Collection Inventory. The Microfilm Shelf List is available in print with the Loyalist Collection Finding Aids and on the World Wide Web.     
Electronic Finding Aid Record: 637.html
Notes: Researchers may wish to consult the following related material: Newcastle, Thomas PelhamHolles, 1st Duke of, 1693 1768 General Correspondence : 1757 1759 MICLoyalist FC LFR .N4T4C6. The microfilm reels are reproduced in a negative image.
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