DERBY, Edward Geoffrey, 14th Earl. 18974



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Derby’, to John Blackburne M.P., correcting the date of the Election in South Lancashire, discussing candidates, emphasising that “There is therefore not a moment to be lost.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. St. James’s Square, 6 July 1861. Edward Geoffrey Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799-1869) became Prime Minister in 1852, 1858-9, and 1866- January 1868. “It will be a great thing to be the first in the field, and the Election will probably take place in less than a month from this time.”