Date Published: 1900
Binding: No binding
7 x 8-3/4 flat, folded to 7 x 4-3/8 inches. Autograph letter signed. Four pages. Dated Stoneleigh Abbey, 28th Jan[uary] 1900 (but actually the 26th probably) . To Murray Browne requesting admission for “a Lady to the House of Lords next Tuesday to hear the debate on the Queen’s speech when the war in S. Africa is to be discussed….” With a one page 8vo letter from Sir Michael Anthony Biddulph (1823-1904), general and colonel commandant royal artillery, declining Lord Leith’s request for a pass to the House of Commons. Dated January 27th, 1900.
Very good condition.
William Leigh, 2nd Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh Abbey. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh, co. Warwick [U.K., 1839] on 27 September 1850. An advocate of British imperialism and opponent of women's suffrage.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire between 1856 and 1905. He held the office of High Steward of Sutton Coldfield between 1859 and 1892.1 He held the office of High Steward of Sutton Coldfield between 1859 and 1892.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Gloucestershire.1 He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the 3rd Battalion, Warwicks Regiment. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1895.1 In 1895 he unsuccessfully stood for North Warwickshire as a Free Trader in the General Election. quoted from The Peerage online.
Very Good. Item #5018