RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 5130
Extent465 pages
TitleA diary kept by a lawyer, residing in Cobham, and working from Chambers in Lambeth, with daily entries.
Date1 January 1866 - 31 December 1873
DescriptionThe author is identified as Henry Longley, son of Archbishop Longley. He records meetings with the Bishop of London, going to the House of Lords with the Archbishop, trials at which he is present, Mrs Gladstone's concert, his father preaching in St Mary's. It also includes an account of the Archbishop's death at Addington in October 1868.

At the end of each year he provides 'particulars of official travelling', recording miles travelled by rail or post, and expenses incurred.

In 1871 he travelled to America on board the Batavia, visiting Niagara, Boston, Quincy (dining with J. Adams and his wife, and noting fine portraits of President Adams by Copley, and another of Washington). After breakfast, 'Adams took us to see his study built alone in the garden to contain his father's library.' (In 1870 Charles Francis Quincy built the first presidential library in the United States, to honour his father.)
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on sale catalogue.
PhysicalDescriptionBound in contemporary morocco, with the gilt initials H.L. on the upper board. The covers are rubbed, but sound, and clean internally. 210mm x 150mm.
AdminHistoryHenry Longley (1833-99), later knighted as the chief Charity Commissioner, was an ecclesiastical lawyer and the eldest son of Archbishop Charles Longley.
AcquisitionPurchased by the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library from Ken Spelman Rare Books, catalogue 98, lot 33, January 2018.

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428Longley; Sir; Henry (1833-1899); Knight; Chief Charity Commissioner1833-1899
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