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The Creevey Papers
Earl of Sefton to Thomas Creevey, 25 February 1826

Vol. I. Contents
Ch. I: 1793-1804
Ch. II: 1805
Ch. III: 1805
Ch. IV: 1806-08
Ch. V: 1809
Ch. VI: 1810
Ch. VII: 1811
Ch. VIII: 1812
Ch. IX: 1813-14
Ch X: 1814-15
Ch XI: 1815-16
Ch XII: 1817-18
Ch XIII: 1819-20
Vol. II. Contents
Ch I: 1821
Ch. II: 1822
Ch. III: 1823-24
Ch. IV: 1825-26
Ch. V: 1827
Ch. VI: 1827-28
Ch. VII: 1828
Ch. VIII: 1829
Ch. IX: 1830-31
Ch. X: 1832-33
Ch. XI: 1833
Ch. XII: 1834
Ch XIII: 1835-36
Ch XIV: 1837-38
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“Alnwick, Feby. 25, 1826.

“. . . I send you an interesting scrap I received last night from the tip-top reformer of all—Lord John Russell. I had desired Ridgway to send him a copy of ‘the Work,’ and at the same time I wrote him [Lord J. R] a few lines myself. It was always one of my hobbies on this subject to make little Johnny’s speech for him, knowing that my materials were much better than any he had ever produced, or had the means of producing. So I was quite sure, if I succeeded, he would be gravelled, and it is quite clear he is so, and I am glad of it, for he is a conceited little puppy. If he is so complimentary as to think the work ‘calculated to do good when money ceases to be uppermost,’ I

* By salivation.

Henry Frederick Stephenson, private secretary to H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex, married Lady Mary Keppel, 3rd daughter of the 4th Earl of Albemarle.

Mr. Coke of Holkham had married Lady Anne Keppel, an elder daughter of Lord Albemarle’s.

§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Currency Bill.

wonder when he thinks his speeches upon Reform will come into play as doing good!”