CREEVEY, THOMAS (1768-1838), English politician, son of William Creevey, a Liverpool: merchant, was born in that city in March 1768. He went to Queen's college, Cambridge, and graduated as seventh wrangler in z 789. The same year he became a student at the Inner Temple, and was called to the bar in In 1802 he entered parliament through the duke of Norfolk's nomi nation as member for Thetford, and married a widow with six children, Mrs. Ord, who had a life interest in a comfortable income. Creevey was a Whig and a follower of Fox, and his active intellect and social qualities procured him a considerable intimacy with the leaders of this political circle. In 1806, when the brief "All the Talents" ministry was formed, he was given the office of secretary to the Board of Control; in 1830, when next his party came into power, Creevey, who had lost his seat in parliament, was appointed by Lord Grey treasurer of the ordnance ; and subsequently Lord Melbourne made him treasurer of Greenwich hospital. After 1818, when his wife died, he had very slender means of his own. Creevey died in February 1838, and is remembered through the Creevey Papers, published in 19o3 and again in 19o5 under the editorship of Sir Herbert Maxwell, which, consisting kpartly of Creevey's own journals and partly of correspondence, give a lively and valuable picture of the political and social life of the late Georgian era, and are characterized by an almost Pepysian out spokenness. They are a useful addition and correction to the Croker Papers, written from a Tory point of view. For thirty-six years Creevey had kept a "copious diary," and had preserved a vast miscellaneous correspondence with such people as Lord Brougham, and his step-daughter, Elizabeth Ord, by keeping his letters to her, had assisted him in compiling material avowedly for a collection of Creevey Papers in the future. At his death it was found that he had left his mistress, with whom he had lived for four years, his sole executrix and legatee, and Greville notes in his Memoirs the anxiety of Brougham and others to get the papers into their hands and suppress them. Brougham may have suc ceeded in this, for the diary did not survive and the papers from which Sir Herbert Maxwell made his selection came into his hands from Mrs. Blackett Ord, whose husband was the grandson of Creevey's eldest step-daughter.