- Also known as
Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville
primary name: Granville
other name: Leveson-Gower, Granville George
- individual; politician/statesman; British; Male
- Life dates
- British politician, Liberal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs three times (1851-2, 1870-1874 and 1880-1885). See Chamberlain 2004 for a summary of his life and career.
During this first year of his final term as Foreign Secretary, he oversaw the transfer of Cyprus from the control of the Foreign Office to the Colonial Office (see Hill 1952, passim; Holland and Markides 2006, chapter 7). His office arranged, on Charles Newton's request, for the donation of a range of antiquities found at Amathus, Aradhippou, Limassol, and Larnaka (Kition) during 1878-9 to the British Musuem (Bailey 1969/70; Kiely 2010, 241ff and Appendix 1; also Kiely and Fourrier 2012). Although described as a gift in the original Register, Granville's association with this material is entirely formal however.
- Bailey D. 1969/70, '"The village priest's tomb" at Aradippou in Cyprus', BM Quarterly XXXIV,1-2, 36-41.
[describes the finds acquired through Granville and summarises the original report in the BM archives; see also Kiely 2010 and Kiely and Fourrier 2012].
Chamberlain M.E. 2004, 'Gower, Granville George Leveson, second Earl Granville (1815–1891)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford) (online edn published 2008).
Holland T. and Markides D. 2006, Britain and the Hellenes. Struggles for Mastery in the Eastern Mediterranean 1850-1960 (Oxford).
Kiely T. 2010, 'Charles Newton and the archaeology of Cyprus', CCEC 40, 231-51.
Kiely T. and Fourrier S. 2012, 'Kition-Bamboula 1879. Finds in the British Museum', CCEC 42, 273-304.