COUNT EARL OF DALHOUSIE XI - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 81204
Sale Price $180.00
EARL OF DALHOUSIE XI
The Earl of Dalhousie XI pens his autograph on this 4½x¾ piece of paper, in iron gall ink
Signature: “Lord Ramsay/11 Belgrave” in iron gall ink. 4½x¾. Fox Maule-Ramsay, 11th Earl of Dalhousie (1801-1874), known as Fox Maule before 1852, as The Lord Panmure between 1852 and 1860 and as Earl of Dalhousie after 1860, was a British politician who joined the House of Commons in 1835 as member for Perthshire. In the ministry of Lord Melbourne (1835-1841), he was Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, and under Lord John Russell. He was Secretary of War from July 1846 to January 1852, when for two or three weeks he was president of the Board of Control. In April 1852 he succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Panmure. In 1855 he joined Lord Palmerston's cabinet, filling the new office of Secretary of State for War; he held this office until February 1858 and was at the War Office during the concluding period of the Crimean War, and met a good deal of criticism. He was a prominent supporter of the Free Church of Scotland and a Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland from 1853 until his death. Mounted to a 7½x4¼ paper with newspaper article affixed. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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