Place Published: London
Publisher: Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley
Date Published: 1851
Binding: No binding
Autograph Letter Signed. One page small 8vo. Dated St James Square Febr(uary) 16.1851. Very Good condition.
Returning papers to a colleague. It reads:
Dear Sir John (Heron Maxwell)
I return the papers you were kind enough to send me the other day. I did it think it would be desire are in the House of Lords to raise any questions as to the comparative claims of the rival companies. My impression is that the Government are disposed to do something but through local legislatures.
Yours faithfully, Stanley Edward Stanley, 14th earl of Derby, was an English statesman, important as leader of the Conservative Party during the long period 1846–68, thrice prime minister. He was known before 1834 as Edward Stanley, and from 1834 to 1851 as Lord Stanley. He is one of only four British prime ministers to have three or more separate periods in office. He was one of England’s greatest parliamentary orators; nevertheless, he has no great political reputation. .
The recipient, Sir John Heron-Maxwell, 6th Baronet (1808-1885), was a captain in the Royal Navy.
Very Good. Item #4476