GLADSTONE, William Ewart, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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GLADSTONE, William Ewart (1809-1898). Prime Minister 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to the dean of St Paul's [Henry Milman (1791-1868)], 3 pages 8vo, Carlton Gardens and Carlton-House Terrace, 15 May 1852 and 10 June 1864.
In the first letter (on black-edged paper) accepting an invitation for the following Friday ('With whatever qualms', and enclosing a letter from J.H. Parker ('... on the book controversy. I have found him all along a very temperate and intelligent advocate of what I think a bad cuase').

Gladstone's diary records his writing the present letter,that he had written to Parker (perhaps John Henry Parker, 1806-1884) the previous day, and that he dined with Milman the following Friday.

The later letter to Milman, also noted in the Diary, thanks him for 'the List'.
'... It was most kind of you to send it to an Absentee. But I was nailed to the bench in the House of Commons until past the consecrated hour.'

£225 [No: 25488]
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