SIR GEORGE GREY - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 23779
Sale Price $198.00
SIR GEORGE GREY
He signs an envelope panel addressed to the Earl of Clarendon
Autograph envelope signed: "G. Grey" in the lower left, 5x3, mounted to sheet of same size. Addressed by him: "Private/The Earl of Clarendon". George W.F. Villiers, 4th EARL OF CLARENDON (1800-1870) was British Foreign Secretary from 1853-1858, 1865-1866 and 1868-1870. SIR GEORGE GREY (1799-1882) was a British Whig politician. He served as British Home Secretary from 1846-1852, 1855-1858 and 1861-1866. In 1846, Grey succeeded in his efforts to pass the convict discipline bill which laid the foundation for the modern British prison system. During his first tenure at the Home Office he also dealt with relief efforts to the victims of the Irish Potato Famine and trying to subdue the Irish rebellion of 1848. Lightly soiled. Darkened at edges. Mounted onto backing cardstock. Rippled from adhesive. Otherwise, fine condition.
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