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Darwin Correspondence Project

George Russell


Civil servant. Junior clerk to the Treasury, 1851–6. Assistant secretary to the Board of Works from 1856; secretary in the 1870s. Grandson of the fifth duke of Bedford.


Burke’s peerage 2003, s.v. Bedford

Census returns of England and Wales 1871 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG10/1031/127)

Port 1984, pp. 155 n. 33, 157

Sainty 1972.


Burke’s peerage: A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the United Kingdom. Burke’s peerage and baronetage. 1st– edition. London: Henry Colburn [and others]. 1826–.

Port, M. H. 1984. A contrast in styles at the office of works. Layard and Ayrton: aesthete and economist. Historical Journal 27: 151–76.

Sainty, John Christopher. 1972. Treasury officials, 1660–1870.Vol. 1 of Office-holders in modern Britain. London: Athlone Press.