Date Published: 1854
Binding: No binding
6 x 7-1/2 inches flat folded to 6 x 3-3/4 inches. Autograph letter signed. One page. Dated 93 Stepheny Green, London, 17 Jan[uray] 1854 with a small blind embossed Crogan coat of arms [constans fidei (constant to honour)] letterhead.
Accepting an invitation to sit on the Wine Duties Reduction Committee.
Old glue, tape reside and 1-1/4 x 1/2 inches paper missing from back panel but tear not affecting and hand writing on back, otherwise very good condition.
William Henry Ford Cogan was an Irish Whig (and later Liberal) politician. He was a fellow commoner of Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated A.M., obtained honours in science, and gained the large gold medal at the degree examination ; was first senior moderator in meta- physics and ethics 1843; called to the bar in Ireland 1845, but has relinquished practice ; a D.L. of co. Kildare, and a magistrate for Wick- low, Kildare, and Carlow. Cogan was Member of Parliament (MP) for Kildare from 1852 to 1880, representing the county in the United Kingdom House of Commons.