Author:GEORGE CANNING BACKHOUSE

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1842 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG CLERK AT THE FOREIGN DEPARTMENT, WHO TEN YEARS LATER WAS APPOINTED AS HER MAJESTY'S JUDGE IN THE "HAVANA MIXED COMMISSION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", AND WAS MURDERED WHILE IN SERVICE

By: GEORGE CANNING BACKHOUSE

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: London, England, 1842

Seller ID: 0008000

Condition: Very Good


This super original diary written by 24-year old George Canning Backhouse, gives an excellent insight into a life of a young man from the upper-middle class starting his diplomatic career and living in London during the early Victorian era. His father, John Backhouse (1784-1845), was a noted British politician, who served as a Permanent Under-secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and who retired the same year when the diary was written. One of the first records is a memo regarding his father's papers. In 1838 George Canning graduated from the Christ Church College in Oxford, and started work... View more info