Date Published: 1882
Binding: No binding
Holograph letter signed to Sir Frederick Young. One page, 7-1/4 x 4-3/4 inches. Dated Balmoral, June 16, 1882. Acknowledging and sending thanks for sending a paragraph that the Queen has read.
Major-General Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby was a British soldier and royal court official who served as Queen Victoria’s Private Secretary from 1870-1895 as well as Keeper of the Privy Purse from 1878-1895.
Sir Frederick Young K.C.M.G., was born on 21 June 1817 in Limehouse, London, the son of George Frederick Young, M.P. He was educated in Homerton before becoming a merchant in London. In 1869 he began an association with the Royal Colonial Institute that was to last for the rest of his life and saw him become the Institute's Vice-President and Honorary Secretary. He was awarded in 1888 with his K.C.M.G. status. Young served as a J.P. and Deputy-Lieutenant. He promoted the permanent union of the colonies with the Mother Country and published works on imperial federation and the empire. He also travelled widely, visiting Canada, Greece, South Africa and Turkey.