Letters from Evelyn Ashley to George Bentley and Messrs R. Bentley and Son (publishers), about Ashley's biography of Lord Palmerston

Scope and Content

Thirty letters from Anthony Evelyn Melbourne Ashley (1836-1907), the second son of the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury and Lady Emily Cowper, to George Bentley, 1873-82, about the publication of his biography of Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, in various editions (A.E.M.Ashley Life of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston 1846-1865 (2 vols., 1876); Life and correspondence of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston (2 vols., 1879) and a proposed five volume edition); together with one letter to Messrs R.Bentley, publishers, of 1889.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anthony Evelyn Melbourne Ashley was private secretary to Lord Palmerston, 1858-65.

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