Document ReferenceNe 2F 4/1
TitleDiary of [H. Pelham-Clinton] 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; Mar. 1831-Dec. 1834
Date Of CreationMarch 1831-December 1834
Extent335 pp
Content DescriptionThis volume covers the period when the Reform Bill, put forward by the Whigs, threatened Newcastle's considerable electoral influence. His opposition to it won him widespead local and national popular hostility, resulting in serious civil disorder in London and Nottingham, including the burning down of the Castle.

The diary entries also reflect his hopes for his son, the Earl of Lincoln, who reaches his majority, marries [Lady Susan, daughter of the Duke of Hamilton] and gains a seat in Parliament for South Nottinghamshire in 1832. There are details of his other sons' and daughters' progress into adulthood and his own interest in developments on his estate; he also records the death of his mother in October 1834.
Termgovernments, Whig 1830-1834
children, upbringing
domestic affairs, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne
parliamentary business, bills, Parliamentary Reform Bill 1832
elections, South Nottinghamshire
patronage, political
civil disorder, Nottinghamshire 1831
family relationships, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne
celebrations, coming of age
Physical Descriptionbound volume
Related MaterialNe C 4667-8778
Publication NoteExtracts published as part of the 'Politics of the 4th Duke of Newcastle' e-learning resource on the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA951Opdebeck; Susan H. (1814-1889); Lady; née Hamilton-Douglas; m 1stly 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne 1832; styled Lady Lincoln 1832-1850; divorced 1850; m 2ndly M. Opdebeck 18601814-1889
NA11009Clinton; Anna Maria Pelham- (1760-1834); Duchess of Newcastle under Lyne; née Stanhope; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne 1782; styled Lady Lincoln 1782-1794; m 2nd Sir C. Crawfurd 18001760-1834
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
NA900Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1785-1851); 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1785-1851
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