2 original autograph letters, the first signed `Rosebery’ and the second `R’. The first, written from Edinburgh, April 10, 1882, is about a meeting with a `deputation’. The second, a friendly, playful letter to `My dear Professor’, promises to name `any further Primrose children’ after Hans Primrose, the hero of a book sent him by the professor. `I also observe that a Gladstone was welcomed in Sweden about the same time. There must be good stuff in Sweden; and I say this not from vanity, as I observe that the line of Hans, as is almost invariably the case with great men, became immediately extinct!’



Description: 2 sheets, 220x180mm (blank removed from first letter)

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Lord Rosebery, British Liberal stateman. He was Prime Minister of Britain 1894/5

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