The Gladstone Diaries - Vol. 12

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Sunday May One 87 SS. Phil. & J.

Kingsbury Ch. & H.C. mg. Willesden evg. Mr Leeman1 has a power of preaching. Lucy & Herbert dined. Read Bp Hannington, finished--Bp Bickersteth-- Church's Poems--Parker's Tyne Childe.2


2. M.

Wrote to Rev. Mr Suffield--G. Colley--W. Tebb3--W. Simon--Watsons--Mr Robertson MP--MR Graham Spencer--N.W. Thomas. London. H. of C. 4 3/4-8 and 10-12 1/2.4 Dined at Grillion's. Read R. Brown's Poems.5 Corrected MS of Heri for 19th Cent.6 Saw A. Morley and others--Mrs Th.--Mr Mills7--E. Benjamin.


3. Tu.

Wrote to Mr Wodehouse--Mr Jenkins--Mr Nash--Mr Roberts--Mr R. Brown. Saw Ld Granvillecum Ld Spencer--Mr A. Morley--Mr Grogan--S. Lyttelton-- W.H.G. H of C. 5-8. Privilege.8 Dined with Northbourne. Back to D[ollis]. Read Brown's Poems--Ld Ellenborough's Diary.


4. Wed.

Wrote to Vickers (I. Tax)--Sir W. Harcourt Tel.--Mr Garratt--Mr Palmer--Ld Breadalbane--Mr Rogers--E. Benjamin--Scotts--Dr Buchholz BP. Read Lecky Vol. V.9 To London at 1.45. H. of C. 2 1/2-6.10 Saw Sir W. Harcourt--Mr Childers-- A. Morley--Lady Northbourne--Duchess of Bedford--Mr Marjoribanks. Dined with the Tweedmouths: & home. Read Lecky Hist.


5. Th.

Wrote to Dean of Rochester--Ld Norton--Mr Davey--Mr Plowman--Mr Guinness Rogers. Read the earlier speeches of yesterday with care & worked up the subject of Privilege. H of C. 4-8 1/2. Spoke 1 1/4 hour for Comm. & agt prosecn.11 Saw

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1
W. L. Leeman, vicar of Louth, previously vicar of Gladstone's advowson of Seaforth; see 17 Feb. 79.
10
Privilege; H 314. 900.
11
Arguing that there should be a select cttee., on The Times' charges against Dillon, rather than that he should prosecute the newspaper; Gladstone's advice was based on Freshfield's advice to him in 1859 when The Times accused him of helping the Ionian Assembly to commit treason; H 314. 993.
2
J. Parker. Tyne chylde; my life and teaching ( 1886).
3
William Tebb, president of Society for Abolition of Compulsory Vaccination; unable to attend its meeting because of the Crimes Bill; T.T., 4 May 1887, 12e.
4
Spoke on Coercion; H 314. 646.
5
Robert Brown had sent his A trilogy of the life to come and other person ( 1887).
6
See 25 Apr. 87n.
7
Probably Charles William Mills, 1855-1919; Wolverton's partner in Glyn's; tory M.P. Seven- oaks 1885-92; 2nd Baron Hillingdon 1898.
8
Gladstone read from Erskine May that in a breach of privilege (i.e. Dillon and The Times) a select cttee. was usual; H 314. 742.
9
Vol. V of W. E. H. Lecky, A history of England in the eighteenth century, 8v. ( 1878-90). See 16 May 87).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations x
  • ABBREVIATED CHRISTIAN AND SURNAMES xi
  • ABBREVIATED BOOK TITLES, MSS COLLECTIONS, ETC. xv
  • OTHER ABBREVIATIONS xx
  • Introduction xxv
  • Sat. Jan. 1. 1887 Circumcision [hawarden] 1
  • Frid. Ap. One. 1887 22
  • Sunday May One 87 Ss. Phil. & J. 30
  • Wed. June One 1887. 38
  • Wed. June One 1887. 54
  • Wed. June One 1887. 61
  • Wed. June One 1887. 81
  • Jan 1. S. & Circumcision 1888. [florence] 89
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 176
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 187
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 193
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 200
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 208
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 214
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 221
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 234
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 241
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 248
  • Circumcision Wed. Jan 1. 90. 260
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 282
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 305
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 312
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 318
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 325
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 332
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 344
  • Thurs. Circumcision Jan. 1. 91. 356
  • Sexa S. Feb. One 1891. 362
  • Sexa S. Feb. One 1891. 370
  • Wed Ap. One 1891. 377
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 382
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 387
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 398
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 404
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 410
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 416
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 422
  • APPENDIX Gladstone's Letters to Laura Thistlethwayte, 1870-1893 431
  • WHERE WAS HE? 1887-1891 533
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