Date Published: 1848
Binding: No binding
Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Disraeli. One pages, 4-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches. Dated 3 Hamilton Place St. John's Wood, 2 October 1848.
Arranging a meeting and expressing condolences on the loss of his father that month.
Samuel Phillips was an English journalist. He was known for his harsh reviews in The Times (from 1845) a post he filled for the rest of his life and the Literary Gazette (1843-46). He was also appointed secretary to an association formed in 1845, under the patronage of the Duke of Richmond, for the support of the farmers who had been injured through fiscal changes. Phillips, who was the most genial of companions, was at his best in purely literary articles, which were always written with vivacity and keen critical perception. He did not love novelties. It was said of him that he could see nothing in ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin’ but a violation of the rights of property. He was a strong conservative in politics.
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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