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Authorised form of nameGladstone; William Ewart (1809 - 1898); Prime Minister and author
SurnameGladstone
ForenamesWilliam Ewart
Dates1809 - 1898
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
62 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (29 December 1809)
Death:
Hawarden, Flintshire (19 May 1898)
Burial:
'Statesmen's Corner', Westminster Abbey, London
ActivityProfession:
Statesman
Education:
Eton; Christ Church, Oxford. BA (1831, Double First)
Career:
Secretary of State for the Colonies (1845); Chancellor of the Exchequer (1852, 1859, 1880-1882); MP for Newark (1832-1845); MP for the University of Oxford (1847-1865); MP for South Lancashire (1865-1868); MP for Greenwich (1868-1880); Prime Minister (1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-1894); MP for Midlothian (1880-1895); given a public funeral
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/01/1881
RelationshipsSon of Sir John Gladstone of Fasque and Balfour and his 2nd wife Anne, daughter of Andrew Robertson of Rosshire; married (25 July 1839, at Hawarden) Catherine, daughter of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 06 February 1869, 05 November 1887, 26 May 1898
Sir John Craig, 'The Royal Society and the Royal Mint' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 156-167
Notes:
Certificate printed: Certificate of a candidate of the privileged class for Election
Royal Society codeNA5935
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/14/73Copy of Board of Treasury Minute 16616 of 28 November 18641864
MM/19/39Letter from Edward Sabine, President, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society12 December [1864]
IM/Maull/001666Gladstone, William Ewartnd
NLB/15/149Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons7 July 1897
NLB/16/717Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, St Stephen's House, Victoria Embankment24 May 1898
MS/427/48Copy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to the Rt. Hon. [William Ewart] Gladstone, Combe Bank, Sevenoaks15 July 1880
EC/1881/01Gladstone, William Ewart: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/16/728Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, St Stephen's House, Victoria Embankment26 May 1898
IM/001667Gladstone, William Ewartnd
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