GLADSTONE, Catherine 21215



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cath Gladstone’, on London Hospital stationery, to ‘Dear Madam’, about the case of “a little boy of six who the doctor says is quite a case for a Convalescent Home”, saying the mother will bring the child’s clothes. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition, folds. London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, 20 July 1887[?]/ Catherine Glynne Gladstone, née Catherine Glynne (6 January 1812 – 14 June 1900) was the wife of British Prime Minister William Gladstone for 59 years, until his death in 1898. She was the daughter of Sir Stephen Glynne, 8th Baronet of Hawarden Castle, who died when she was only three. Her brother Stephen succeeded to the baronetcy in 1815. It was through her brother, who represented Flint as a Liberal MP, that Catherine met William Gladstone. They were married on 25 July 1839 and lived at her ancestral home Hawarden Castle, in Flintshire, North Wales. She was buried next to her late husband in Westminster Abbey.