[Scrap album sheets relating to Edward George Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby.]
4pp. scrap album pages, containing; envelope addessed to Coutts & Co, signed; printed sheet reading 'I have the honour to be, Sir, your most obedient humble servant' signed 'Governor of [?] 'Stanley'; wood-engraved portrait; newspaper obituary; wood-engraved portrait of his son and succesor as Earl of Derby, E.H. Stanley.
Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley (1799-1869), 14th Earl of Derby, three-times Prime Minister and the longest-serving party leader in modern British politics. Unveiling his statue on Parliament Square in 1874, Disraeli summarised his achievement: 'he abolished slavery, he educated Ireland, he reformed parliament', however, as later historians of Conservatism have focussed on Peel and Disraeli, Derby has been comparatively neglected.
[Ref: 31987] £140.00