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Description found in Archives

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey and family collection [textual record (chiefly microform)]. 

Collection consists of

Date(s)

1813-1893

Place of creation

United Kingdom

2.09 m of textual records : some photocopies.
9 microfilm reels : negative and positive.

Scope and content

Collection consists of selections of Canadian interest from the papers of Charles, second Earl Grey, photocopy, 1813-1842; Henry George, Viscount Howick and third Earl, originals and photocopies, 1828-1893; and General Charles Grey, diaries and other records, 1834-1841. Microfilmed material includes copy of diaries, 1829-1852 of Earl Grey and his wife giving detailed records of British political affairs, and microfilmed correspondence, 1828-1893 to and from a great variety of correspondents on Canadian affairs, including Edward Ellice. Microfilmed material is located on reels A-403 to A-405, A-576 to A-580 and A-706.

Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-405
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-576
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-577
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-578
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-403
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-404
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-706
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-580
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-579
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
Volume
1
from 3 to 39
2/X1
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
Volume
40
99: Closed pending processing
Textual records: microform
95: Open, no copying
Microfilm reel
from A-403 to A-405
from A-576 to A-580
90: Open
Textual records: microform
95: Open, no copying
Microfilm reel
A-706
95: Open, no copying
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Textual records The finding aid describes the papers in volumes 1 to 39 indicating which part of the papers are originals held by the National Archives of Canada and which part of the papers have been photocopied, or microfilmed, together with descriptive lists of these. MSS0176 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000001181.pdf

Additional name(s)

Biography / Administrative history

Charles Grey, second Earl Grey, Viscount Howick and Baron Grey (1764-1845), British statesman and military officer, was a classical scholar, prominent member of the Whig Club and the Whig Party, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1806; Foreign Secretary, 1806-1807; and Prime Minister, 1831-1834.

His eldest son, Henry George Grey, Viscount Howick (1799-1882) was Under Secretary for War and the Colonies, 1830-1833; Secretary for War, 1835-1839; and after succeeding his father as third Earl Grey in 1846, served as Secretary for War and the Colonies, 1846-1852.

Charles Grey (1804-1870), a brother of Henry George Grey, served in Canada as Colonel of the 71st Regiment. He was seconded by Lord Durham for special services one of which was to carry a message to the President of the United States; another was to assist in the deliberations of the Special Council as to the fate of political prisoners. In 1839, he returned to England but was back in Canada with his regiment in November, 1840. He eventually attained the rank of General in 1865.

Additional information

The "Elgin-Grey" correspondence and two diaries of Charles Grey (volumes 21-33, 4 and 6) were presented by Albert Grey (1851-1917), fourth Earl Grey, in 1910, while he was Governor General of Canada (see further MG 27, II B 2).

Microfilm of those documents and others were subsequently acquired: reels A-403 to A-405 in 1959, reels A-576 to A-580 in 1963, and reel A-706 in 1967. At various times, portions of the papers have been transcribed and photocopies have been made from the microfilms.

Related materials
The papers of Albert (1851-1917), fourth Earl Grey, who was Governor General of Canada from 1904 to 1911, are described in MG 27 II B 2.

Location of originals note
Photocopies were made of selected documents, between 1954 and 1956, from the original Grey family papers at the University of Durham (volumes 1, 3, 5, and 9).

Subject heading

1. Statesmen - Great Britain, 1813-1893 Lord Durham, 1837-1840.
2. Great Britain. Army - Officers, 1813-1893 Edward Ellice, 1813-1822.
3. Boundary disputes, 1798 John Galt, 1834.
4. New Brunswick - Boundaries - Maine, 1798 Sir James Willoughby Gordon, 1842.
5. Maine - Boundaries - New Brunswick, 1798 C.P. Thomson, 1832.
6. Montreal (Quebec) - Meteorology - Observations, 1839 Lord Russell, [1829-1852]
7. St. John (Lower Canada) - Meteorology - Observations, 1839 Lord Melbourne, [1829-1852]
8. Great Britain - Politics and government, 1829-1893 Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, 1846-1852.
9. Colonies - Administration, 1829-1852.
10. Colonies - British North America, 1829-1852.
11. Great Britain - Colonial policy, 1829-1852.
12. Canada - Emigration and immigration, 1829-1852.
13. Great Britain - Emigration and immigration, 1829-1852.
14. Canada - Commerce, 1829-1852.
15. Great Britain - Commerce, 1829-1852.
16. British North America - Commerce, 1829-1852.
17. Grey family, 1813-1893.
18. Fisheries - British North America, 1829-1852.
19. Great Britain. Army - Canada, 1829-1852.
20. Great Britain - Armed Forces - Canada, 1829-1852.
21. Great Britain - Colonial Office - Despatches, 1829-1852.
22. Church of England - Canada, 1822-1852.
23. Religion - Canada, 1829-1852.
24. Finance - Canada, 1829-1859.
25. Land policy - Canada, 1829-1852.
26. Great Britain - Commerce - Canada, 1829-1852.
27. Canada - Commerce - Great Britain, 1829-1852.
28. Colonies. Great Britain
29. Colonies. Grande-Bretagne
30. Politics and government. Canada
31. Politique et gouvernement . Canada
32. Canada. Legislative Council.

Private

Other system control no.