Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1865-1867, Volume IX

Edited by Michel Pharand, Ellen H. Hawman, Mary S. Millar, Sandra den Otter, and M.G. Wiebe

© 2013

The Times Literary Supplement recently praised the Benjamin Disraeli Letters volumes as ‘a remarkable series … on its way to becoming one of the landmarks of Victorian-era scholarship.’ Each volume provides a unique record of Disraeli’s daily activities as well as rare glimpses into his decision-making process and his relationships with colleagues and political foes.

This latest volume covers 1865 to 1867, crucial years leading up to Disraeli’s first ministry in 1868. During this period, the prime minister, Lord Derby, and Disraeli, chancellor of the exchequer, grappled with a number of challenges. Their greatest accomplishment, however, was the passage of a landmark franchise reform bill that expanded the electorate in England to an unprecedented extent.

The story is told through 697 letters, of which 525 have never before been published and 78 only in part. Thoroughly annotated, the notes often include the other side of Disraeli’s correspondence – including many letters from Derby and Queen Victoria. Finally, this volume is cross-referenced with the previous ones to obtain as complete a picture as possible of political events during Disraeli’s lifetime.

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  • Series: Letters of Benjamin Disraeli
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 576 pages
  • Illustrations: 9
  • Dimensions: 7.0in x 1.7in x 10.4in
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This latest volume covers 1865 to 1867, crucial years leading up to Disraeli’s first ministry in 1868. The story is told through 697 letters, of which 525 have never before been published and 78 only in part.

Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1865-1867, Volume IX

Edited by Michel Pharand, Ellen H. Hawman, Mary S. Millar, Sandra den Otter, and M.G. Wiebe

© 2013

The Times Literary Supplement recently praised the Benjamin Disraeli Letters volumes as ‘a remarkable series … on its way to becoming one of the landmarks of Victorian-era scholarship.’ Each volume provides a unique record of Disraeli’s daily activities as well as rare glimpses into his decision-making process and his relationships with colleagues and political foes.

This latest volume covers 1865 to 1867, crucial years leading up to Disraeli’s first ministry in 1868. During this period, the prime minister, Lord Derby, and Disraeli, chancellor of the exchequer, grappled with a number of challenges. Their greatest accomplishment, however, was the passage of a landmark franchise reform bill that expanded the electorate in England to an unprecedented extent.

The story is told through 697 letters, of which 525 have never before been published and 78 only in part. Thoroughly annotated, the notes often include the other side of Disraeli’s correspondence – including many letters from Derby and Queen Victoria. Finally, this volume is cross-referenced with the previous ones to obtain as complete a picture as possible of political events during Disraeli’s lifetime.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Letters of Benjamin Disraeli
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 576 pages
  • Illustrations: 9
  • Dimensions: 7.0in x 1.7in x 10.4in
  • Reviews

    ‘It may be the most important volume so far, covering Disraeli’s achievements as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the third and longest-lived Tory government since 1852…. Splendid, indispensable collection.’


    Marian J. Rubchak
    The Historian vol 77:01:2015

    ‘There is much of compelling interest in this splendid, indispensable book, and readers eagerly await the next volume.’


    Frederick M. Schweitzer
    The Historian vol 77:02:2015
  • Author Information

    Michel W. Pharand is the director of the Disraeli Project at Queen's University.



    Ellen L. Hawman is a research associate and co-editor with the Disraeli Project.



    Mary S. Millar is a co-editor with the Disraeli Project and an independent scholar in Kingston, Ontario.



    Sandra den Otter is an associate professor in the Department of History at Queen’s University.


    M.G. Wiebe is general editor emeritus of the Disraeli Project and was a professor of English at Queen's University.

  • Table of contents

    Illustrations

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Editorial Principles

    Disraeli Chronology 1865-1867

    Abbreviations in Volume Nine

    Chronological List of Letters 1865-1867

    Letters

    Appendices

    I Pre-1865 Letters Newly Found

    II The Derby government of 1866-1868

    III Draft of Disraeli's resolutions to the 1867 Reform Bill

    IV Disraeli's resolutions to the 1867 Reform Bill

    V Disraeli's memorandum of his audience with the Queen

    VI Disraeli's memoirs, extracts 1865

    Recipients, Volume Nine

    Index to Volume Nine

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