Date Published: 1856
Binding: No binding
7-1/4 x 9 inches. Autograph letter signed. Three pages. Dated Foreign Office June 2/56. Expressing delight that "Ker" will be in St. Petersburg when he is. Written in the days before his travel for his posting there. Signed, Wodehouse
He was at Petersburg, Russia, exactly two years from June 1856 until May 1858.
"Ker" may refer to Henry Ker Seymer (1807-1864)?? of Hanford House was the Member of Parliament for Dorset. He was married to Helen Isabella née Webber.
John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley was a British Liberal politician. He held office in every Liberal administration from 1852 to 1895, notably as Secretary of State for the Colonies and as Foreign Secretary. He was known as the Lord Wodehouse from 1846 to 1866. He was the only Liberal to serve in every Cabinet of the Gladstone/ Rosebery time period.
He was at the colonial office when responsible government was granted to Cape Colony, and when British Columbia was added to the Dominion of Canada.