Date Published: 1876
Binding: No binding
7 x 4-1/2 inches. Autograph letter signed. One page with blind embossed logo. Dated 16 Sept[ember] 1876 Inviting Lady Holland to visit with her husband. Very good condition.
Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon known as Lord Porchester from 1833 to 1849. British politician and a leading member of the Conservative Party. The establishment of the Dominion of Canada as a confederation was a desirable enhancement of responsible government, having immense possibilities for colonies and mother country. He was willing to adopt it as an imperial object in any group of colonies where it seemed appropriate and locally acceptable Colonial secretary under Derby and Disraeli, he federated the Canadian provinces into a self-governing dominion by the British North America Act (1867). He was twice Secretary of State for the Colonies and also served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.