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Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Disraeli. One page, 4-5/8 x 7-3/8 inches. Circa 1879, on embossed blue type letterhead, 11 Downing Street, Whitehall July 5th. Arranging a time to meet.
Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of lddesleigh. British statesman who served under two of Britain's most influential Victorian-era leaders, William Ewart Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1874 and 1880 and as Foreign Secretary between 1885 and 1886, and was one of only two people to hold the office of First Lord of the Treasury without ever being Prime Minister. In Lord Salisbury's 1886 ministry he became Foreign Secretary, but the arrangement was not a comfortable one, and his resignation had just been decided upon when on 12 January 1887, he died very suddenly at the First Lord of the Treasury's official residence, 10 Downing Street.
The Prime Minister's official residence is 10 Downing Street; the Chancellor's official residence is Number 11. "Stafford Northcote lived in Number 10 at one point, while Benjamin Disraeli occupied Number 11. That was for precisely the same reason—at the time, Number 10 was the more spacious apartment and Sir Stafford had a larger family. Blair and Brown's arrangement continued between Brown (at Number 11) and Alistair Darling (at Number 10), and continued in the Cameron ministry (with David Cameron at Number 11 and George Osborne at Number 10) and under the premiership of Theresa May, with Theresa May at Number 11 and Philip Hammond at Number 10. Boris Johnson similarly resides at Number 11. Downing Street Wikipedia
Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield was a British politician of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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