Autograph Letter Signed, to George Bentley, the publisher, thanking him (in anticipation) for the new book by Fanny Kemble, discussing also the Life of Dean Hook, hoping to review this, suggesting a cheap edition. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine, with the original envelope. Hawarden Castle, 2 January 1879. William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) who became Prime Minister 1868-74, 1880-85, 1886, 1892-94. Gladstone is referring to Fanny Kemble’s Record of a Girlhood. London [R. Bentley and Son, 1878]. “… it was her account of her profession, in her American tour, which first made me understand in some degree what that profession was.”