Autograph Letter Signed ‘Auckland’, to Labouchere, confirming arrangements to meet, when Auckland “will appoint Capt Bethune” before going on to the House of Lords. A good one page example 7 x 4 inches. Admiralty, 3 August 1848. George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland, (1784 – 1849), Whig politician and colonial administrator. He was thrice First Lord of the Admiralty and also served as Governor-General of India between 1836 and 1842.