SALISBURY, Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquis of. 19642



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Salisbury’, to the Vice Chancellor of Oxford, about the passage of the University Bill, of which the Vice Chancellor should have received copies, referring also to the laying of the foundation stone of the new building at Keble. 4 pp. in good condition, apart from traces of adhesive at centre fold (on one side only) where formerly mounted. 20 Arlington Street, 3 March 1876. Lord Salisbury (1830-1903), Conservative statesman, three times Prime Minister (1885-6, 1886-92, 1895-1902). “I hear from the Warden of Keble that his arrangements for laying the first stone of the new building on St. Mark’s Day are complete. I have promised to be present at the ceremonial – as I was at the opening in 1870.” Keble College Oxford first opened in 1870, taking in thirty students, whilst the Chapel was opened on St Mark’s Day 1876. Accordingly, the college continues to celebrate St Mark’s Day each year.