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A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831-1847 4 Volume Set: Comprising Reminiscences of Social and Political Life in London and Paris during that Period
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A Portion of the Journal Kept by Thomas Raikes, Esq., from 1831-1847 4 Volume Set: Comprising Reminiscences of Social and Political Life in London and Paris during that Period (Books & other media combined)

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Diarist Thomas Raikes (1777-1848) was an Old Etonian whose social world included some of the most influential people of his day. Raikes was no politician - he had an established reputation as a 'dandy' - and he spent much of his time in gentlemen's clubs in London, especially the Carlton and White's. He was ostensibly employed by his father, a merchant and later governor of the Bank of England, and was married with four children. His reputation as a man about town was confirmed by the posthumous publication of these diary extracts, in four volumes from 1856 to 1857; they focus on his time abroad, mostly in Paris, but also in Prussia and Italy. His wide acquaintance among politicians made him a close observer of British and international political affairs, such as the Reform Bill of 1832 and the abolition of slavery in the West Indies.

BiographyDiaries, letters & journalsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 23/02/2012 ISBN-13: 9781108045261  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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