Wives of the prime ministers, 1844-1906
WIVES OF THE
AUTHOR OF "OUIDA: A MEMOIR" ETC.
with contributions by
Mrs. C. F. G. MASTERMAN
NISBET & CO. LIMITED
22 BERNERS STREET, W. 1
|First Published||January 1918|
PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN
MY most cordial thanks are due to Mrs. Drew for permission to print the extracts from Mrs. Gladstone's manuscript diary, and to reproduce the portrait which forms the frontispiece to this book; to Mr. Wilfrid W. Ashley, who most kindly invited me to Broadlands and gave me permission to print extracts from some of the letters of Lady Palmerston in his possession; to Lady Battersea for a similar permission in regard to letters from Mrs. Disraeli; and to the Hon. George Peel for information about Lady Peel's family and her early childhood. Thanks are also due to Mr. Stuart M. Ellis for information concerning Bulwer and Lady Caroline Lamb. It would be impossible to acknowledge separately the published sources consulted, but I have done so wherever possible.
|I.||Lady Caroline Lamb||1|
|III.||Lady John Russell (Countess Russell)||63|
|V.||Mrs. Disraeli (Viscountess Beaconsfield)||131|