Thomas Babbington Macaulay, first Baron Macaulay [1800 – 1859] c d v


Thomas Babbington Macaulay. A good, richly toned carte de visite by Maull & Polyblank. He was a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, and initially an M.P. [in 1831 for Calne, and from 1832 for Leeds] who played an important part in the passing of the 1833 East India Company charter renewal Bill in 1833. He was appointed Legal Member of the Supreme Council in India, going out in  1834. He lived in Calcutta   on Chowringee with his sister who had married Sir Charles Trevelyan. He returned to Britain in in the late 30s but his contribution to Indian and Company affairs continued as M.P. for Edinburgh and in some of his prolific writings.         sep17/5

The London photographer Maull & Polyblank had studios on Gracechurch Street and on Piccadilly. The firm began trading in around 1856 and continued under this name until 1865 after which it became known as Maull & Co.

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