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GLADSTONE, William Ewart (1809-1898). Prime Minister 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Reay (Donald James Mackay, 1839-1921, 11th Baron Reay), 2 pages 8vo with blank leaf, 10 Downing Street, 8 March 1884. Regarding the office of the governorship of Victoria, which Reay appears to have declined.
'... I may perhaps say that from your point of view I can perfectly understand the answer you have made, and I rather believe it to be the right one. ...'
Lord Reay was to become Governor of Bombay the next year.
[No: 20729]

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