Earl of Granville [Granville George Leveson Gower], to Sir James Stansfeld.

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Photocopy. Says he will be happy to put the name of Mr Butler's son (see Note) upon his list of candidates for the Foreign Office, but is afraid his list is long and there are no vacancies at present.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I shall be very happy to put Mr Butler's son upon my list of candidates for the F.O. ...'This would presumably be George Grey Butler, eldest son of the Butlers. He was then 28 and working as permanent examiner to the Civil Service Commissioners, having obtained 1st class Math. Tripos and 2nd class Classical Tripos while up at Cambridge (Trinity College). Biog: Granville George Levison-Gower 2nd Earl Granville (1813-91); Sir James Stansfeld; George Grey Butler.