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Lord Claud John Hamilton 1869 Handwritten Letter to Dean of Canterbury

Lord Claud John Hamilton 1869 Handwritten Letter to Dean of Canterbury

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  • Lord Claud John Hamilton 1869 Handwritten Letter to Dean of Canterbury

£12.99

Lord Claud John Hamilton 1869 Handwritten Letter to Dean of Canterbury

In which he writes to thank the Dean for providing seats in the Deanery Pew for the 35th May 1869 festivities

Wiki states "Born the second son of James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Abercorn (later the 1st Duke of Abercorn) and his wife Lady Louisa Jane Russell, Hamilton was educated at Harrow School, and served in the Grenadier Guards and the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. In 1865, he became Conservative MP for Londonderry City until 1868 when he was appointed a Lord of the Treasury in Benjamin Disraeli's first ministry. In 1869, he became MP for King's Lynn until 1880, for Liverpool from 1880 to 1885, for Liverpool West Derby from 1885 until he resigned his seat in 1888[3] and for Kensington South from January 1910 to 1918.

Hamilton married Carolina Chandos-Pole (19 July 1857-—21 September 1911) (a granddaughter of the 5th Earl of Harrington) on 20 July 1878 and they had two children:

Lord Claud had been an aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria from 1887 to 1897 and was appointed to the Privy Council in 1917. He died in 1925, aged 81.

However his principal contribution to British public life was as a director of the Great Eastern Railway from 1872, becoming vice-chairman in 1874, and chairman in 1893, continuing as chairman until 1922. "He devoted the main energies of his life to the company, constantly travelling over the system, observing its conduct and operation".

In 1900, the Great Eastern Railway named the first of its new class of 4-4-0 express passenger locomotives (designed by James Holden and designated GER Classes S46, D56 and H88 ) after its chairman, and the whole class came be known as the "Claud Hamilton" type.

He died on 26 January 1925, and was buried in Richmond Cemetery."

This item was found in a very large collection of genuine autographs, letters and other ephemera purchased at an auction in Cardiff.

Condition:Folded, cut section to top, pinholes left corner, slight paper residue to back

Stockref:EF11/9170407