To the Electors of the County of Huntingdon.Gentlemen...[eight paragraphs]... Yours Faithfully, H.W. Fitzwilliam. Milton, Peterborough, June 13th, 1877.
Letterpress broadside, campaign flyer/handbill in form of an open letter; issued by the Liberal Party on behalf of their local candidate, Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam. Sheet 225 x 180mm, 9 x 7".
Consisting of a serious of suitably vague pledges on the issues of the day, local and national concerns including the 'Eastern Question', i.e. Russia's policy towards the Ottoman Empire. The Hon. (William) Henry Wentworth-FitzWilliam (1840 - 1920), was a Liberal, and later Liberal Unionist politician. He entered Parliament for Wicklow in 1868, a seat he held until 1874. He later represented the West Riding of Yorkshire South between 1880 and 1885 and Doncaster between 1888 and 1892. Initially a Liberal, he disagreed with William Ewart Gladstone over Irish Home Rule and sat as a Liberal Unionist between 1888 and 1892.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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