Date Published: 1848
Binding: No binding
4-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches. Dated 5 July 1848. Autograph letter signed W. Brougham. Two pages. Clarifying the terms of a mortgage, and noting an upcoming visit to Brougham where the matter can be settled.
William Brougham, 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux, known as William Brougham until 1868, was a British barrister and Whig politician. In 1868 he succeeded his elder brother as second Baron Brougham and Vaux according to a special remainder in the letters patent, and was able to take a seat in the House of Lords.
William Brougham was the younger brother of Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Lord Chancellor of England (1778-1868). Brougham was appointed a Master in Chancery in 1831, which he remained until the following year. In 1831 he was also returned to Parliament for Southwark, a seat he held until 1835. He was also lieutenant-colonel in the Cumberland Volunteers and served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Cumberland.