Autographed Letter Signed to the Earl of Shaftsbury

DISRAELI, Benjamin (1804 - 1881)

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Place Published: London
Date Published: 1864

Description: 4 pages (front and back) on "10 Downing Street" letterhead, each two-page spread measuring 7 x 9.25 inches, London, June 30, 1864. Signed "B. Disraeli" and marked "Private" by the British Prime Minister, regarding the proper department to deal with several unnamed memorials, in part: "...A Technical difficulty arose in the fact that Mr...has a senior Inspector in his district & the distinction in question could not be conferred without occasioning a sense of injustice...I have...by no means, forgotten the representations of the memorialists..." Several folds; paper remnants from mounting on the back of the last page. Very good(-) condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 6349


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