Grey (2nd Earl) Tracts

Subject strengths: History, Politics

The Grey Tracts reflect the interests of their former owner, the 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845) whose Whig government was responsible for the 1832 Reform Act, 1833 Factory Act and the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. The pamphlets cover a broad range of historical, social and economic subjects including colonial policy, public finance and banking, the Corn Laws and agriculture, poor relief, slavery, Catholicism, Ireland and the Greek Revolution.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Grey (2nd Earl) Tracts

Library Collection Ref Code: Grey Tracts

Date Range of Material

1690 - 1876

Type of Material

Pamphlet collection

Size of Collection

9 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

The pamphlets within this collection are described within the Newcastle University Library Catalogue and can be ordered directly from the catalogue.

This link to the library catalogue will show a list of all the items within the collection. Please note this link is available to members of the public as well as University staff and students.

You can then place your order by linking to our request form

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service. 

Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for November 2009.