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Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt (1838-1928), Historian and politician; Secretary of State for Scotland and MP

Sitter in 7 portraits
A Liberal MP from 1865, Trevelyan served in all four of William Gladstone's administrations, although he never held any of the principal offices of state. He is best remembered for his biography of his uncle Lord Macaulay and for his part in the political events surrounding Gladstone's introduction of Irish Home Rule (1886), which Trevelyan first opposed and then reluctantly supported. His Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (1876) is regarded as one of the best biographies in English, presenting its subject sympathetically without being partisan. Trevelyan's historical works include the Early History of Charles James Fox (1880) and six volumes on the American Revolution.

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Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 2 August 1873
NPG 2743


Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

by Alexander Bassano
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x128466


Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax16179


Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt ('Statesmen, No. 149.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 2 August 1873
NPG D43599


Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

by Elliott & Fry
albumen print
NPG x27049


Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Bt

by John Chancellor
albumen carte-de-visite, 1880s
NPG x27048

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