Autograph Letter Signed, to the Right Honorable Gathorne Hardy, Principal Secretary of State, acknowledging Hardy’s intimation that Her Majesty had approved the appointment of Burton as her Historiographer for Scotland. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition. Edinburgh, 30 August 1867. John Hill Burton (1809-1881), Scottish historian, jurist, and economist. He was Historiographer Royal 1867-1881.