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Parkes, Joseph, 1796-1865


Biographical Note

Joseph Parkes played a critical role in the political reform movements and electoral changes of the mid-nineteenth century in England. Parkes was an essential go-between for the moderately dissenting and more radical members of the Whig party. Parkes's daughter, Elizabeth Rayner (Bessie) Parkes was the mother of British writer Hilaire Belloc.

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Joseph Parkes and Edward John Stanley correspondence


This collection contains correspondence between British political and election reformer Joseph Parkes (1796-1865) and British politician Edward John Stanley (1802-1869). It also includes a small amount of correspondence between Parkes and other correspondents.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1834 - 1860; Majority of material found within 1835 - 1843