Biographical Memoir of John Montagu. W. A. NEWMAN.
Biographical Memoir of John Montagu.

Biographical Memoir of John Montagu.

London: Harrison, 1855.

Thick octavo, portrait frontispiece; in original blind-stamped cloth.

Owned by a senior colonial official in Hobart.

Fascinating work on colonial affairs, of particular note for the governorship of Tasmania. Montagu, married to Arthur's neice, was an efficient reformer of the civil service, but was perceived by Sir John Franklin as one of Arthur's 'clique', which Franklin was keen to break. Personal differences between Montagu and Franklin escalated in the wake of conflicting views on transportation and a charge (later quashed) that Montagu had been behind an article besmirching Franklin. Turnbull (an anti-transportationist, surgeon & Presbyterian Minister), along with Sir John Pedder attempted mediation but to no avail.

Fascinating work on colonial affairs, of particular note for the governorship of Tasmania. Montagu, married to Arthur's neice, was an efficient reformer of the civil service, but was perceived by Sir John Franklin as one of Arthur's 'clique', which Franklin was keen to break. Personal differences between Montagu and Franklin escalated in the wake of conflicting views on transportation and a charge (later quashed) that Montagu had been behind an article besmirching Franklin. Turnbull (an anti-transportationist, surgeon & Presbyterian Minister), along with Sir John Pedder attempted mediation but to no avail.

With an appealing blind stamp of the Hobart bookseller Walch. This is the copy of Adam Turnbull who served with Montagu in his time as Colonial Secretary under Governors Arthur and Sir John Franklin.

not in Ferguson.

Condition Report: A very good copy.

Price (AUD): $875.00

US$657.34   Other currencies

Ref: #4108129

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