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Authorised form of nameGascoyne-Cecil; Robert Arthur Talbot (1830 - 1903); 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
Other forms of nameCecil, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
SurnameGascoyne-Cecil
ForenamesRobert Arthur Talbot
Dates1830 - 1903
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England (03 February 1830)
Death:
Hatfield, Hertfordshire (22 August 1903)
Burial:
Beside his wife, to the east of Hatfield church, Hertfordshire
ActivityProfession:
Politician
Education:
Eton; Christ Church, Oxford. BA (1850); MA (1853); DCL (1869)
Career:
MP for Stamford (1853-1868); Privy Councillor (1866); Secretary of State for India (1866-1867 and 1874-1878); Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1878-1880, 1885-1886 and 1887-1892); Prime Minister (1885-1886, 1886-1892, 1895-1902)
Honours:
KG 1878; GCVO 1902
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
28/01/1869
Council:
VP 1882-1883, 1893-1894
RelationshipsSon of James Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Salisbury; succeeded as 3rd Marquess (1868); brother-in-law of Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope (FRS 1880); uncle of Arthur James Balfour (FRS 1888) and of Francis Maitland Balfour (FRS 1878)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 319-325, plate, signed by H McL
References:
Vanity Fair 10 July 1869, 05 July 1882 (group), 20 December 1900
Royal Society codeNA6473
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/373/1/43Letter from Lord Salisbury, Downing Street, to [Thomas Edward] Thorpe 17 May 1902
NLB/14/285Copy letter from Joseph Lister, to the Most Honorable Marquis of Salisbury [Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil], Fellow of the Royal Society9 February 1897
NLB/15/160Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Marquis of Salisbury [Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil], Fellow of the Royal Society7 July 1897
NLB/17/421Copy letter from Michael Foster, to The Marquis of Salisbury [Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil], Arthur James Balfour, Joseph Chamberlain, George Joachim Goschen, Sir John Eldon Gorst, the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish], the Earl of Halsbury [Hardinge Stanley Giffard], and Viscount Richard Assheton Cross27 October 1898
NLB/16/792Copy letter from Michael Foster and Arthur William Rucker, to the Marquess of Salisbury, H.M. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs7 June 1898
NLB/20/356Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker and Michael Foster, to Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury30 March 1900
MS/928/2/77Signature of Lord Salisbury, collected by Charles Vernon Boys n.d.
IM/005599Swinton, Alan Archibald Campbell1896
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