[John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley.] Secretarial Letter, signed by him ('Wodehouse'), informing the geologist David Forbes of Lord John Russell's opinion on the appointment of 'a British Chargé d'Affaires or Consular Officer in Bolivia'.

John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley [Lord Wodehouse] (1826-1902), British Liberal politician [David Forbes (1828-1876), geologist; Lord John Russell, Liberal Prime Minister; Sir Roderick Murchison]
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Foreign Office [Whitehall, London.] 30 November 1860.
SKU: 15528

2pp., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. With envelope addressed to 'David Forbes Esq | care of | Sir R. Murchison Bart | 16 Belgrave Square | SW.' and franked 'Wodehouse'. Wodehouse occupied the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs between 1859 and 1861. The letter reads: 'Sir, | With reference to your letter of the 20th. Ultimo, which has reached Lord John Russell's hands through Sir Roderick Murchison, I am directed by His Lordship to inform you that the question as to the re appointment of a British Chargé d'Affaires or Consular Officer in Bolivia has been fully considered, but Lord John Russell is not of opinion that it is not [sic] necessary to revive that appointment - Lord John Russell desires me at the same time to convey to you His Lordship's thanks for the interesting Report on the state of affairs in Bolivia which you have had the goodness to communicate to His Lordship.'