Charles Edward Trevelyan

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Charles Trevelyan, sitting second from left, with John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, Viceroy of India and other council members. c. 1864

Sir Charles Trevelyan, 1st Baronet (2 April 1807 – 19 June 1886) was a British civil servant, cabinet member, colonial administrator, and oriental scholar best known for his administration of the famine relief effort in Ireland during the Potato Famine, while he was assistant secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury. He has been criticized for not doing enough to help the Irish during the Potato Famine. He wrote a book about the famine called The Irish Crisis. [1]

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  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849 London Penguin Books 1962