The Diaries of John Bright

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INDEX
Abbotsford, visit to, 346
Abbott, Dr. Lyman, on J. B. Gough, 169 (note); talk on American tariff with, 475
Aberdeen, Bright at, 428-9
Aberdeen, Lord, forms a Ministry, 131 (note); Irish Catholics given posts, 143; and the Eastern question, 159; frank speech with, 164 (and note), 165; Bright's view of, 165-6; changes in his Ministry, 173; surrenders seals of office, 183; on Cabinet resignations of Palmerston's government, 187; the Queen's regard for, 192; why he did not resign before Crimean War, 195 (note); on Gibson's motion of censure, 196; Court interview with, 198; on Gladstone's mission to Ionian Islands, 235; the situation discussed with, 238
Aberdeen, 7th Earl of, invites Bright to Haddo, 424; invitation accepted, and visit to, 429
Abolitionist movement, Bright and, 309 (note)
Abro, Mr., 32, 33
Ackworth School, schooldays of father and son at, 2, 5-7
Acton, J. Adams ( sculptor), sitting, to, 526
Adams, Mr., statue of Cobden, 538
Adams, Charles Francis ( U.S. Minister), thanks Bright, 257; meetings with, 271, 272, 278, 280, 284, 308, 311
Advertisement Duty repealed, 141; debate on, 148
Affirmation Bill, Gladstone's speech, 498
Afghan boundary dispute, 524 (and note)
Afghan frontier, vote of credit to meet possible difficulties on, asked for and defeated, 526 (note), 528
Afghan War, debate on, 414
Afghanistan, grave news from, 446; evacuation determined on but postponed, 448 (note)
Agnew, William, buys "Duchess of Devonshire" by Gainsborough, 380; and an engraving of Gladstone from picture by Millais, 460; celebrities at dinner party given by, 468
Agricultural Labourers' Union, and the franchise, 371
Airlie, Lady, invite, Bright to visit her, 519
Alabama affair, 261, 281; settlement delayed, 340 (note)
Albany, Duke of, 472
Albert, Prince Consort, at battue at Lord Salisbury's, 91-2; at opening of Great Exhibition, 123; illness of, 149; charges against rebutted, 157; and American Civil War, 252; esteem for Cobden, 336
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, talks with Bright, 321, 395; critically ill, 348; visit to India, 372, 373; requests autograph of Bright, 527
Albert Victor, Prince (Duke of Clarence), Bright meets, 527; death of, 527 (note)
Alexander II, Tsar, assassination of, 459
Alexandra, Princess (afterwards Queen), introduction to, 441
Alexandria, visit to, 35-6; bombardment of, 482, 485
Alice, Princess, death at Darmstadt, 414
Allen, Stafford, accompanies Friends' deputation to the Queen, 555
Alliances, Bright on, 167
Allon, (Dr.) H., entertains Bright to tea, 433
Alma, battle of the, 177 (note)
Amberley, Lady, 326; influence of J. S. Mill on, 372
America, "Claims Convention" rejected by Senate, 340; an invitation to visit, declined, 341 (note), 427
American affairs, discussed in Rome, 223, 224
American Civil War, Bright's attitude, 252et seq.; Liberals and, 254; end of, 289 American Exhibition, visit to, 556
André, M., gives Bright lessons in French, 206
"Angel of Death" speech, Bright's, 189-90
Anti-Corn-Law Circular, 63
Anti-Corn Law League formed, 53; objects of, 57; and Peel's Budget, 65; campaign fund of, 69, 72, 79; disbanded, 79; liquidation of, 80
Antwerp, visit to, 13
Appian Way, drive on, 222
Arabi's revolt against Tewfik, 481, 482 (note); capture of, 491 (note); exiled, 493
Arch, Joseph, questions discussed with, 371 elected M.P., 371 (note)

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Editor''s Note v
  • Contents vii
  • List of Plates ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Chapter I- John Bright''s Memoir of His Youth 1
  • Chapter II- The near East 16
  • Chapter III- The Memoir Continued 52
  • Chapter IV- The Five Years'' War 56
  • Chapter V- A Victorian Love Story 82
  • Chapter VI- Ireland in the Hungry ''Forties 95
  • Chapter VII- The Struggle with Palmerston 108
  • Chapter VIII- The Angel of Death 155
  • Chapter IX- An Interlude Abroad 203
  • Chapter X- Member for Birmingham 231
  • Chapter XI- The Friend of the North 252
  • Chapter XII- The Triumph of Reform 293
  • Chapter XIII- The Irish Church 314
  • Chapter XIV- In and out of Office 338
  • Chapter XV- The New Imperialism 364
  • Chapter XVI- Irish, Boers and Fellaheen 415
  • Chapter XVII- Reform and the House of Lords 493
  • Chapter XVIII- Home Rule and the End 522
  • Index 563
  • Index 565
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