Date Published: 1884
Binding: No binding
Autograph Letter Signed. Four pages 9 x 7 inches flat and was folded to 4.5 x 7 inches. Dated Chalet Cecil Puys, Dieppe Sept(ember) 13th 1884. Last page with removed quarter section re affixed with tape in two sections, some browning otherwise in good condition
It reads: My dear Sir John (Heron Maxwell)
A line before post goes out to thank you very heartily for your kind welcome to Dumfrieshire. I hope by persistent efforts, we may get your countrymen - or at least a sufficient number of them, to hear some reason as to the doings of the Grand old man. They tell me that there is a good deal of bitterness of feeling in this country against the English, and if the depression in trade goes on, and there is much increase in sufficiency, we pray really have to look to our wooden walls - or rather our () Street walls however it is a good thing that there has been an excellent harvest - so the ill humor does not spread far beyond the politicians.
Yours very truly, Salisbury
The recipient, Sir John Heron-Maxwell, 6th Baronet (1808-1885), was a per, and a captain in the Royal Navy.
Lord Robert Cecil or Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, (1830-1903) [Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868] British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 years.
Very Good. Item #4462