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Bloomsbury and the Bloomsbury Project

Bloomsbury People

What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780–1863)

a summary of his Bloomsbury connections

He was a Whig politician who had studied at Edinburgh University in the 1790s, where he was a member of the Speculative Society

He was an associate of the sixth Duke of Bedford and from 1827 a Trustee of the British Museum

He was a member of the first Council of the University of London (later University College London) from December 1825 until February 1830, and sat on its Education Committee in the early years (Annual Report 1830, UCL Records Office)

For more general biographical information about Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, see his entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

This page last modified 7 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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