Date Published: 1893
Binding: No binding
4-1/2 x 7 inches flat, three page autographed letter marked Private Confidential, Unknown recipient, dated 7 Sloane Gardens, 30 June 93. The letter seems to be someone who will write a biography of him and he is giving suggestions and guidelines. Terri c letter noting his "29 years of Colonial government and close personal friendship with Mr. Gladstone." Noting his desire that his peerage be "for public service in the Colonies" and not because of friendship. Pinhole in middle of letter, otherwise, very good condition.
Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore (1829-1912) British Liberal Party politician and colonial administrator. Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.
The youngest son of George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, he was educated privately and then at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1849. After graduating in 1851, he worked as Assistant Private Secretary to the British Prime Minister (his father) between 1852 and 1855, and was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Beverley from 1854 to 1857, before holding a number of colonial governorships: Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, 1861-1866, securing New Brunswick's assent to Canadian Confederation; Governor of Trinidad, 1866-1870; 11th Governor of Mauritius, 21 Feb 1871 - 18 August 1874; Governor of Fiji from 1875 to 1880; Governor of New Zealand, 29 November 1880 - 24 June 1882; Governor of Ceylon, 1883-1890.
Very Good. Item #8170