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Benjamin Disraeli Letters. Volume nine, 1865-1867 / edited by Michel W. Pharand [and four others].

Publication:
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] ; London, [England] : University of Toronto Press, 2013.
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Book
1 online resource (608 p.)
Series:
Letters of Benjamin Disraeli ; 9
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Standardized Title:
Correspondence
Subjects:
Disraeli, Benjamin, 1804-1881. Correspondence.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Times Literary Supplement recently praised the Benjamin Disraeli Letters volumes as 'a remarkable series ... on its way to becoming one of the landmarks of Victorian-era scholarship.' Each volume provides a unique record of Disraeli's daily activities as well as rare glimpses into his decision-making process and his relationships with colleagues and political foes. This latest volume covers 1865 to 1867, crucial years leading up to Disraeli's first ministry in 1868. During this period, the prime minister, Lord Derby, and Disraeli, chancellor of the exchequer, grappled with a number of challenges. Their greatest accomplishment, however, was the passage of a landmark franchise reform bill that expanded the electorate in England to an unprecedented extent. The story is told through 697 letters, of which 525 have never before been published and 78 only in part. Thoroughly annotated, the notes often include the other side of Disraeli's correspondence - including many letters from Derby and Queen Victoria. Finally, this volume is cross-referenced with the previous ones to obtain as complete a picture as possible of political events during Disraeli's lifetime.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Editorial Principles
Disraeli Chronology 1865-1867
Abbreviations in Volume Nine
Chronological List of Letters 1865-1867
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1865-1867
Letters 3979 - 4157
Letters 4158 - 4307
Letters 4308 - 4481
Letters 4482 - 4651
Appendix I. Pre-1865 Letters Newly Found
Appendix II. The Derby Government of 1866-1868
Appendix III. Draft of Disraeli's resolutions to the 1867 Reform Bill
Appendix IV. Disraeli's resolutions to the 1867 Reform Bill
Appendix V. Disraeli's memorandum of his audience with the Queen
Appendix VI. Disraeli's memoirs, extracts 1865
Recipients, Volume Nine
Index to Volume Nine
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed September 20, 2016).
Contributor:
Pharand, Michel W., editor.
ISBN:
1-4426-6284-0
OCLC:
852803519
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442662841 doi