Authors/Contributors

Onesime L. Piette

Document Type

Article

Date

4-1972

Embargo Period

1-26-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Library, Benjamin Disraeli, Disraeli Papers, Hughenden Papers, Beaconsfield Papers, nineteenth century British history

Language

English

Disciplines

Political History

Description/Abstract

Benjamin Disraeli, who served in Parliament for more than forty years and twice held each of the posts of Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, was indisputably one of the most colorful and influential figures in nineteenth-century British history. Disraeli was also a literary craftsman who wrote several novels reflecting the social and political climate of his times, and he corresponded extensively and engagingly with a wide circle of persons of varying eminence. His speeches in Parliament and on public platforms underscored his political and phrasemaking talents.

Syracuse University Library has an exceptional collection of primary source materials on Disraeli in microreproduced form, the only positive microfilm copy of the Disraeli Papers outside of England. The papers are basic to serious research efforts undertaken on any or all phases of his multifaceted career, ranging from statesman to litterateur.

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