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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Melbourne, William Lamb, Viscount
English statesman, born in London; educated at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities; entered Parliament as a Whig in 1805, but was Chief Secretary for Ireland in the Governments of Canning, Goderich, and Wellington; succeeding to the title in 1828, he reverted to his old party; was Home Secretary under Earl Grey in 1830, and was himself Prime Minister for four months in 1834, and then from 1835 till 1841, when he retired from public life; he was a man of sound sense, and showed admirable tact in introducing the young queen to her various duties in 1837 (1779-1848).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Melbourne, William Lamb, Viscount'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/melbourne-william-lamb-viscount.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.