[A. J. Balfour [Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl Balfour], Conservative Prime Minister.] Lithographed Circular in facsimile of Autograph Letter Signed, urging Parliamentary attendance (of MPs) for ‘the discussion of important questions'.

A. J. Balfour [Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl Balfour] (1848-1930), Conservative Prime Minister who as Foreign Secretary issued the 1917 Balfour Declaration
A. J. Balfour
Publication details: 
24 January 1896; on letterhead of First Lord of the Treasury, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, S.W. [London]
SKU: 25399

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 1p, 4to. A lithographed document, in facsimile of an Autograph Letter Signed, on a genuine letterhead with embossed motif of First Lord of the Treasury, with mourning border. On aged paper, with the blank reverse carrying unobtrusive glue stains from previous mounting. Folded three times for postage. Regarding the forthcoming State Opening of Parliament with its debate following the Queens' Speech, the circular (to Members of the House of Commons) reads: ‘Dear Sir / I beg to remind you that Parliament will meet on Thursday the 11: Feb.; and as it will be at once invited to proceed to the discussion of important questions I earnestly trust that you will make such arrangements as will enable you to be present on that day. / I beg to remain / Y: faithfully / Arthur James Balfour’. See IMage.