Letters of W. E. Gladstone (and his relatives) and related items.
It is because of his connections with Liverpool that the autographed letters of W. E. Gladstone listed below have been collected and acquired by this library. The letters are miscellaneous in content and do not relate to any one subject or period of time. They are arranged below in the order of their accession by this library. All are holograph letters unless otherwise stated in the list.
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898, statesman and prime minister
Administrative / biographical background:
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) statesman and Prime Minister in the years 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, 1892-1894, was born at 62 Rodney Street, Liverpool on 29 Dec. 1809. His father was Sir John Gladstone (1764-1851) Liverpool shipowner and merchant. W. E. Gladstone was M.P. for South Lancashire from 1865 to 1868.