4th Duke of Newcastle by Dr Richard A Gaunt

The cover of Richard Gaunt's recentl;y published edition of the Newcastle diaries.

The cover of Richard A. Gaunt's edition of the Newcastle diaries.



Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham Clinton, fourth duke of Newcastle, Thoughts in Times Past Tested by Subsequent Events (London, 1837). This edition collects together a number of the duke's principal pamphlets and letters on political events (Copy available at the British Library, London).

Gaunt, Richard A (editor and introduction), Unhappy Reactionary: The Diaries of the Fourth Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1822-50 (Record Series, Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, Volume 43, 2003).

Also see his: ‘The Newcastle Diaries: “A Study in the Reactionary Temperament”’, Archives, Volume XXVIII, Number 109 (October 2003), 120-31 and The Nottingham Evening Post, Weekend Magazine (3 April 2004), 32-33.

Fletcher, John (editor), Where Truth Abides, extracts from the diaries of Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme [sic] (2001).

Lawson-Tancred, T, Records of a Yorkshire Manor (1937) contains source material relating to Newcastle’s estates of Aldborough and Boroughbridge.

Thomis, Malcolm I, (editor), Luddism in Nottinghamshire (Record Series, Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire, Volume 26, 1972) contains correspondence involving Newcastle.


Unpublished dissertations and theses

The following are available to consult at the Hallward Library, University of Nottingham:

Gaunt, Richard A, ‘The Political Activities and Opinions of the Fourth Duke of Newcastle (1785-1851)’, (PhD thesis, University of Nottingham, 2000)

Golby, John M, ‘The Political and Electioneering Influence of the Fourth Duke of Newcastle’ (M.A. thesis, University of Nottingham, 1961).

Golby, John M, ‘The Duke of Newcastle and the Nottingham Reform Riots’, (unpublished Mellors prize essay, University of Nottingham, 1958-9)

Moses, John H, ‘Elections and Electioneering in the Constituencies of Nottinghamshire, 1702-1832’, (PhD thesis, University of Nottingham, 1965).

Preston, Richard A, ‘The Structure of Government and Politics in Nottinghamshire, 1824-35’, (DPhil thesis, University of Oxford, 1978) (This is only available to consult at Nottingham Local Studies Library).

Books and articles

Beckett, J V, 'Aristocrats and electoral control in the East Midlands, 1660-1914', Midland History, 18 (1993), 65-86.

Colyer, R J, 'The Hafod Estate under Thomas Johnes and Henry Pelham, fourth Duke of Newcastle', Welsh History Review, 8 (1977), 257-84.

Eldridge, Colin C, 'The Lincoln divorce case: a study in Victorian morality', Trivium, 11 (1976), 21-39.

Evans, E D, 'Hafod in the time of the Duke of Newcastle (1785-1851)', Ceredigion, 12 (1994), 41-61.

Fisher, J R, 'Issues and Influence: Two By-elections in South Nottinghamshire in the Mid-Nineteenth Century', Historical Journal, 24 (1981), 155-65.

Fisher, J R, 'The Limits of Deference: Agricultural Communities in a Mid-Nineteenth Century Election Campaign', Journal of British Studies, 21 (1981), 90-105.

Fisher, J R, 'The Tory revival of the 1830s: An uncontested election in South Nottinghamshire', Midland History, 6 (1981), 95-108.

Gaunt, R A, 'The fourth Duke of Newcastle, the Ultra-Tories and the Opposition to Canning's Administration', History, 88 (2003), 568-86.

Gaunt, R A, 'Neighbours from Hell? The fourth Duke of Newcastle and the people of Nottingham in the early nineteenth century', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 104 (2000), 99-111.

Gaunt, R A, 'A Stern Unbending Tory and the Rising Young Hope: Gladstone, Newark and the fourth Duke of Newcastle, 1832-46' in Peter Francis, ed., The Gladstone Umbrella (2001), pp.14-35.

Golby, J, 'A Great Electioneer and his Motives: The Fourth Duke of Newcastle', Historical Journal, 8 (1965), 201-18.

Martineau, J, The life of Henry Pelham, fifth Duke of Newcastle (1908).

Preston, R A, 'East Retford: The last days of a Rotten Borough', Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 78 (1974), 94-103.

Munsell, F D, The Unfortunate Duke: Henry Pelham, fifth Duke of Newcastle, 1811-64 (1985).

Roberts, J, Georgiana, 4th Duchess of Newcastle (2000).

Surtees, V, A Beckford Inheritance: The Lady Lincoln Scandal (1977).

Thomas, J A, 'The architectural development of Hafod, 1807-82', Ceredigion, 7 (1974/5), 215-29.

Thomis, M I, Preston, R A and Wigley, J, ‘Nottingham and the Reform Bill Riots of 1831: New Perspectives’, Transactions of the Thoroton Society, 77 (1973), 82-103.