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The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Death of the Earl of Carlisle. --The death of George William Frederic Howard, seventh Earl of Carlisle, widely known in America as Lord Morpeth, took place on the 5th of December. His grandfather, the fifth Earl of Carlisle, was distinguished in the House of Lords by his recommendation of conciliatory measures toward the Americans, and was one of the three commissioners appointed to visit America, with a view to the restoration of peace. The subject of this notice was the eldest son of the sixth Earl of Carlisle, and was born on the 18th of April, 1802. He received his education at the University of Oxford, and early exhibited the literary ability and taste for which he was remarkable in his maturer years. During his academic career, he was the author of two prize poems, and graduated with the highest classical honors. After serving as an attache of the British legation at St. Petersburg, he became a member of Parliament for the West Riding of Yorkshire, and took part in suppo