Bubb Dodington, George ___ 1691-1762 ___ British ___ politician

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Bubb inherited a large fortune from a childless uncle, and, at the same time, took his family name Dodington. With the money he built a mansion in London and developed a large estate at Eastbury Park. He was a friend of Frederick, Prince of Wales. Frederick acquired loans with Dodington's help and also lived in one of Dodington's house on being evicted by his father George II. Dodington is thought to have been involved in a spy ring, and active in suppressing Jacobite activities. Following the accession of George III, Frederick's son, to the throne, Dodington was created Baron Melcombe. He kept a very extensive diary which, although full of self-justification, is considered a rich source of information about politics in the first half of the 18th century. It was edited by Henry P.Wyndham and first published in 1784.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1749-1761 ___ literary political society royalty

WEB TEXT LINKS
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ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LINKS
Harvard University: Houghton Library - possibly
Lewis Walpole Library - possibly

SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
The Diary of G Bubb Doddington
 

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