Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)HM/385-404
TitleCorrespondence with George Grote and Harriet Grote
Extent20 items
DescriptionLetters mainly concerns Dr John Chapman and Harriet Martineau's involvement with the payment of the mortgage of the 'Westminster Review'.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryGrote, George (1794-1871), MP, historian. He lived at 12 Savile Row, London (also spelt Saville Row on Grote's headed notepaper). His first wife Selina Mary (Peckwell), was born 1794. George became a fellow of the Royal Society, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, trustee of the British Museum and Member of Parliament for London. His reputation as an author is based chiefly on his twelve volume History of Greece. In 1820 he married Harriet Lewin, also a noted writer. [Information taken from The National Archives and the Westminster Abbey websites].


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