Thomas George Baring, known as Baron Northbrook from 1866 and 1st Earl of Northbrook from 1876. British (English) politician, statesman and colonial administrator. Viceroy of India (1872-1876).
ALS. 1p. India Board. August 19th 1853. To T[homas] C[urson] Hansard (the younger).
"I enclose you the papers containing the corrected reports of Sir Charles Woods' speeches during the session."
8vo. Approx 7.25 x 4.5 inches. The integral blank leaf is backed onto paper with mounting traces to the blank verso. Slight crease to text leaf else near fine.
Thomas Baring (of the Baring family of Bankers) served as private secretary to the Sir Charles Wood, who was, at the date of this letter President of the Board of Control in Lord Aberdeen's administration. Thomas Baring was later to hold the office of Under-Secretary of State for India, First Lord of the Admiralty and, from 1872 to 1876, he was Viceroy of India. He resigned as Viceroy following the government's failure to back his recommendations for the prevention of the Second Afghan War. Hansard, at the date of this letter, did not employ its own parliamentary reporters and, instead, relied on the individual M.P.s to provide approved copies of their speeches in Parliament for publication.