An autograph manuscript letter sent by E. W. Hamilton on behalf of William Gladstone to Lord [later 3rd Baron] Harlech [on headed paper '10, Downing Street, Whitehall'] referring to the fact that he is forwarding on to Harlech a copy of the Oswestry District Conservative Association "...in which [Hamilton uses these inverted commas] the "necessity of using energetic measures" in Ireland is urged upon Her Majesty's Ministers"
20 December 1881
|Main Creator:||Hamilton, Edward Walter, Sir, 1847-1908|
Hamilton says in this brief letter to Harlech that "in acknowledgement of the resolution Mr. Gladstone will confirm himself to saying that he is not at present aware how the Government could apply itself in ireland with greater energy than it is actually using from day to day". Oswestry was later created a United Kingdom parliamentary constituency in 1885 until it was abolished in 1983 and renamed North Shropshire. It elected one Member of Parliament by the first past the post method of election and in 1901 George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore, formerly Lord Harlech now 3rd Baron Harlech, KCB TD was elected a Conservative member of parliament.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Sir Edward Walter Hamilton, G.C.B. served as private secretary to W. E. Gladstone during the periods 1873-1874 and 1880-1885 and also served as Permanent Secretary to the Treasury in England.
Physical description: 1[ 3pp.]; letter
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