BALFOUR, Arthur James, 1st earl of, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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BALFOUR, Arthur James, 1st earl of (1848-1930). Prime Minister 1902-1905.
Autograph Letter (third person) ('A.J.B.'), as prime minister, to 'My dear Alfred (headed 'Mr. Cox'), 3 pages 8vo, 10 Downing Street, 2 December 1904. Concerning the attitude of the colonies to a re-organisation of the Privy Council.

'... This acknowledgment is only to put on record my view that the apathy of the Colonies with regard to a re-organisation of the Privy Council, however much to be regretted, has, perhaps, some justification. We can hardly expect them to suggest a constructive policy for our comments and observations. The best course would probably be one in which the roles ('these relations' excised) were inverted.'


£120 [No: 26671]
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