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2011.4063
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Letter from John Bright.

Inscription

Rochester
5.21.84.

Dear Friend.

I fear I can to of no service to Mrs. Herbert - I have recently failed in an application made to the Colonial office, & I am not writing just now to make any other attempt.

I am sorry to have to say this - but I should be glad to be of service to any friend of yours.

When I return to town, I will speak to Mr. Chamberlain on the subject of your letter.

I am very sincerely yours

John Bright

Geo [indec] Esq
Birmingham

Notes

- Alan Cole. John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies.Bright sat in the House of Commons from 1843 to 1889, promoting free trade, electoral reform and religious freedom. He was almost a lone voice in opposing the Crimean War; he also opposed Gladstone’s proposed Home Rule for Ireland.
Bright coined this famous phrase "England is the Mother of Parliaments "on 18 January 1865 in a speech at Birmingham supporting an expansion of the franchise. It has often been misquoted as a reference to the UK Parliament.

Language

English

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Place of Creation

Kent, United Kingdom, Europe

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Date Created

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Collection

Politicians

Series

Colonial Office

Politicians

Politics

Autographs

Object Type

Letter

Category

Letter

Materials

paper

Dimensions

w: 224, h: 176, d: -