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GLADSTONE, William Ewart (1809-1898). Prime Minister 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard addressed to R G Lundy in Stoke Newington, postmarked Chester Station Office, 27 May 1895. Explaining that he had given thought to pursuing the question of a new edition of the works of 'the great Bishop Butler', but had decided that it might lead to 'misapprehension & possible mischief'.
The Bishop to whom he refers is probably Joseph Butler (1692-1752), the Bishop of Durham who was said to have refused the See of Canterbury and was suspected of having died a Roman Catholic.
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