Place Published: London
Publisher: Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley
Date Published: 1865
Binding: No binding
Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 5-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches, Dated St. James Square. June 29,1865. Very good condition.
Reflecting on election matters.
Dear Sir John
I have received your letter and address; the latter appears quite safe and unobjectionable. I need not say that I wish you every success; but Greenwich is not an easy seat for a Conservative to win.
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 per, and a captain in the Royal Navy.
Very Good. Item #4477