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ED 354

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ED 354


Papers of and concerning Edward Henry Charles Herbert, 1837 - 1870



Administrative / Biographical history

Son of Edward Charles Hugh Herbert, 1802 - 1852, son of the 2nd Earl of Carnarvon, he attended Eton 1851 - 1855. He won the Newcastle in 1855 and the Prince Consort's Italian Prize in 1854. A scholar of Balliol College, Oxford, he became a diplomat. While travelling in Greece he and his party were kidnapped by brigands. Lord and Lady Muncaster were released to raise a ransom but the Greek authorities sent out soldiers and the remaining prisoners were murdered. The bodies of Herbert and Frederick Grantham Vyner were returned to England for burial.


1845 - 1852

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58 items

Content description

Letters to his parents with 2 sheets of press cuttings relating to the murder of him and his companions by Greek brigands, including photographs of executed brigands' heads. Refers to Eton as `nasty, abominable hovel of a hole' (/22) and similar phrases, and was clearly bullied.


Original folder marked Stride & Son, Chichester, 312. Found in stacks

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58 items

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ED 383
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