KIMBERLEY, John Wodehouse, 1st Earl. 13433



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wodehouse’, as a young diplomat in St. Petersburg, to Thomas Finnis, Lord Mayor of London, responding to his request “to set on foot subscriptions to the Indian Relief Fund” (following the Indian Mutiny), setting out the sums raised from the British community in St. Petersburg. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches, small filing hole, light dust soiling to final page, otherwise good. St. Petersburg, 12 December 1857. John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley KG, PC (1826 – 1902), known as the Lord Wodehouse from 1846 to 1866, was a British Liberal politician. He held office in every Liberal administration from 1852 to 1895, notably as Secretary of State for the Colonies and as Foreign Secretary.