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2011.4079
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Letter to Blanche from Robert Lowe

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[printed] 11, Downing Street,
Whitehall

[handwriting] April 16 1869

My dear Blanche,

There is a poem on early English History which seems to me to be pretty well versified - so I send it you for the improvement of your mind.

Will you tell Lord Clarke[?] that "under existing circumstances", a phrase which always occurs in every letter from the Treasury, I fear it is very unlikely that I should

[overleaf] get away from the House and as there is a great and hungry crowd I rather look forward to having no dinner at all

- always

Most sincerely

Robert Lane

Notes

- Alan Cole. Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke PC (4 December 1811 – 27 July 1892),[1] British and Australian statesman, was a pivotal but often forgotten figure who shaped British politics in the latter half of the 19th century. He held office under William Ewart Gladstone as Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1868 and 1873 and as Home Secretary between 1873 and 1874. Lowe is remembered for his work in education policy, his opposition to electoral reform and his contribution to modern Company Law.
He obtained official experience as Secretary to the Board of Control and Vice-President of the Board of Trade. During his time there, he saw the Joint Stock Companies Act 1856 passed – the first nationwide codification of company law in the world. He has been referred to as "the father of modern company law".
Being a man of company law, Robert Lowe saw unions as a threat to the order, which as he drafted, allowed only for social participation through investment of capital, not investment of labour.

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English

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Politicians

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Poetry

Treasury, The

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Letter

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Letter

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paper

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w: 242, h: 192, d: -