SEARCH OUR AUTOGRAPHS
View price in:  
> POLITICS (BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS)
ARTHUR BALFOUR (1848-1930) Autograph Envelope Signed
Name: ARTHUR BALFOUR (1848-1930) Autograph Envelope Signed
Price:
GBP55.00
Stock Status: In Stock

  ARTHUR BALFOUR (1848-1930) Autograph Envelope Signed
click to see larger image
     

Description
ARTHUR BALFOUR AUTOGRAPH Envelope Signed.

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour. British Conservative statesman who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1902-1905.

Autograph envelope postmarked London 21st March 1908.  Addressed and signed in Balfour's hand. "To The Rev Canon Kelly, Cathedral Library, Manchester. A.J. Balfour".

Approx 13 x 11 cms. Fine.

Balfour replaced his uncle, Lord Salisbury , as Prime Minister in 1902.  Lord Salisbury had acted as his own Foreign Secretary in his last administration but Balfour had taken the role during Lord Salisbury's illness and when he was abroad. As such he was to take some of the blame over the disastrous start to the Boer War. From 1906 to 1909 Balfour remained as leader of the Conservative party and, through his influence in the House of Lords, he concentrated his efforts in blocking the Liberal Reforms of David Lloyd George's government. This led the latter to dub the upper House "Mr Balfour's poodle".

Sitemap
Help | Shopping Cart | My Account | Contact Us
  PRIVACY | Your Privacy Rights All rights reserved. Copyright Owen & Barlow 2020.