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Lyttelton, George Lyttelton, Baron, 1709-1773


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    • Friend in the country, 1709-1773
    • H., J., 1709-1773
    • J. H., 1709-1773
    • Lydletton, Mylord, 1709-1773
    • Lyttleton, George Lyttleton, Baron, 1709-1773
    • Lyttelton, Lord, 1709-1773
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    • found: Walpole, H. A letter to the Whigs, 1747.
    • found: A letter to the Tories, 1747:p. 24 (signed at end: J.H.)
    • found: His Considerations upon the present ... 1739:t.p. (a friend in the country)
    • found: Lettres de M. de Voltaire a M. le duc de La Valliere, a Mylord Lydletton [sic], 1761
    • found: HelvĂ©tius. De l'homme, 1773(name not given; inscription in NN copy: "The present of the Right Hon. Lord Lyttelton to James Johnstone, M.D.")
    • found: Gerrard, Christine. "Lyttelton, George, first Baron Lyttelton (1709-1773)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004; online edition, May 2009, accessed 15 Dec. 2015(Lyttelton, George, first Baron Lyttelton, Whig politician and writer, eldest son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, fourth baronet (1685-1751), of Hagley, Worcestershire; born on Jan. 17, 1709 and baptized the same day at St. James's, Westminster; educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford; member of Parliament for Okehampton, 1735; confidant and employee of Frederick, prince of Wales; corresponded with Alexander Pope; author of poems, satires and political works and contributor to Common sense, or The Englishman's journal; appointed a lord of the Treasury in 1744 and subsequently dismissed from Frederick's household; on the death of his father in 1751, succeeded to the baronetcy and took over the running of Hagley Hall; in 1754, resigned his seat on the Treasury board and accepted the post of cofferer; in November 1756, retired from office, and on 18 Nov. 1756 was created Baron Lyttelton of Frankley, entering the House of Lords; friend and patron of writers, including James Thomson and Henry Fielding, and corresponded with Voltaire; in his later years, author of Dialogues of the dead (with Elizabeth Montagu), 1760, and The history of the life of King Henry the Second, 1767; died at Hagley Hall on 22 August 1773)
    • found: Lyttelton, George Lyttelton, Baron. Memoirs and correspondence of George, Lord Lyttelton, 1845, via HathiTrust, Dec. 15, 2015:v. 2, page 786 ("He was enjoying ... his park, and ... the excellent mansion he had built at Hagley, when he was seized with an internal disorder of which he died on the 22nd of August. The circumstances of his last illness and death are thus related by Dr. Johnstone, a physician of Kidderminster, who attended him")
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