Description

Letter from Lord Clarendon to Lord Willoughby regarding a pass to the House of Lords to see Queen Victoria.

Inscription

Lord Clarendon presents his compliments to Lord Willoughby & begs to have the usual number of tickets for the House of Lords, - for the gallery to see Her Majesty [indec], on Tuesday.

Grosvenor Crescent

Feby. 3/45

[printed] 1. George-William-Frederick, b. 26 Jan. 1800, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at the court of Madrid. [handwritten] 1843

Notes

- Alan Cole. George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon KG, GCB, PC (12 January 1800 – 27 June 1870), was an English diplomat and statesman from the Villiers family. He was appointed attaché to the British embassy at Saint Petersburg. On 16 August 1833, he was appointed minister at the court of Spain. Ferdinand VII died within a month of his arrival at Madrid, and the infant queen Isabella, then in the third year of her age, was placed on her contested throne.
Slavery was intended to be illegal in Spanish colonies from 1820, but this was not working. Villiers worked with the help of the Times correspondent David Turnbull to get slavery removed from Spanish colonies. In 1835 the Spanish reaffirmed their commitments.
.It is due entirely to the firmness of Lord Clarendon that the principle of the neutralization of the Black Sea was preserved, that the Russian attempt to trick the allies out of the cession in Bessarabia was defeated, and that the results of the war were for a time secured.

Language

English

Associated Parties

Queen Victoria (Referred to)

Place of Creation

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Date Created

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Collection

Politicians

Series

House of Lords

Parliament

Politicians

Politics

Autographs

Object Type

Letter

Category

Letter

Materials

paper

Dimensions

w: 131, h: 91, d: -