Note signed to Blundell Maple,

Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh
Publication details: 
July 1885, with letterhead 10 Downing Street, Whitehall.
SKU: 1486

Conservative politician (1818-87). 2 pp, 12mo. In the handwriting of an amanuensis. "I have promised Mrs Moncrieff, the writer of the enclosed letter, to mention the name of Silas to you. / If you could see your way to meeting her wishes, I should feel grateful to you on her behalf. I am not personally acquainted with Mr. Silas." Signed "Iddesleigh". Creasing from paperclip, and with four pieces of gummed paper adhering to the recto of the blank second leaf.