LAW, Andrew Bonar. 18864



Typed Letter Signed, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, to J.F.Darling, London Joint Stock Bank, informing him that “the Spanish Government have at last granted permission for the issue of the Rio Tinto Company’s loan in Spain”, attributing their success to Darling, and thanking him “for this very valuable service which you have rendered to His Majesty’s Government”. 1 page 9½ x 7 ½ inches, fine, with the original envelope. Treasury Chambers, 18 October 1918. Bonar Law (1858-1923), Unionist leader in the House of Commons from 1911, Prime Minister (1922-23). With Austen Chamberlain, he was one of the most effective advocates of fiscal change in the Unionist Party. The recipient of this letter, John Ford Darling (1864-1938) was awarded a C.B.E. in 1918 for services in Spain in connection with raising a loan for the British Government through the medium of the Rio Tinto Company.