George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (Biographical details)

George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (politician/statesman; military/naval; British; Male; 1758 - 1834)

Also known as

Spencer, George John; Spencer

Biography

1794-1801, First Lord of the Admiralty; 1806-7, Secretary of State. Inherited the important collection of drawings begun by his grandfather the Hon. John Spencer (1708-46, q.v.) which was sold at Philipe on 10 June and seven following days, 1811. Bibliophile; the library at Althorp, which he inherited and further enriched, now forms part of the John Rylands Library, Manchester. 25 June 1919, important print sale at Christie's. A sale of drawings from the collection of "a nobleman (deceased)" on 31 May and following days, 1799 may have been part of the Spencer collection (see Lugt, Marques, I, p. 280)

Bibliography

Lugt 1530-1532 and 2341a.