British Conservative Prime Minister, statesman and author.
ALS. 3pp. Luton. Monday, 6th July [no year]. To Mr. Parker.
"I am very sorry indeed that I must quit Luton without bidding you adieu but as I consider myself your representative I hope I may find an opportunity of again meeting one of the most agreeable of my constituents." With a fine full signature, B. Disraeli.
8vo. Approx 7.5 x 4.5 inches. Mounting traces to right edge of blank verso of last leaf. All else fine.
Benjamin Disraeli served two terms as British Prime Minister (1868 and 1874-1880). This letter was probably written circa 1856 during the Conservative period in opposition to Palmerstone's government. Disraeli is known to have made visits to Luton in this year at the invitation of his friend, Richard Gilpin and was apparently a speaker at the Luton Mechanic's Institute.